Tuition and housing costs

While the overall costs of attending college vary with each student, there are certain costs which can be anticipated.

Estimated 2020-21 costs for full time undergraduate students are:

Student Base Budget WI resident MN resident Non-resident MSEP ? Return to WI ? WI/MN commuter
Tuition/Fees ? $9,270 $9,270 $18,090  $12,420 $14,310 $9,270
Room ?
traditional double
$4,000 $4,000 $4,000 $4,000

$4,000

0
Food
Eagle meal plan
$2,595 $2,595 $2,595  $2,595 $2,595 0
TOTALS
divide in half for per semester costs
$15,865 $15,865
$24,685  $19,015 $20,905 $9,270

Additional estimated personal expenses for the year: $1,500-$2,000

Minnesota residents can attend under the reciprocity program. However, they must file an "Application for Reciprocity Fee Status". Applications are available at your high school guidance office or the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Choose the year you will be attending school. The application for the 2019-20 year is currently available.  The 2020-21 application should be available in March.

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UW-La Crosse offers several additional options to help students and families control the cost of attending college, including:

International - Estimated Academic year Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 expanding section
  Undergraduate
(2 semesters)
Graduate
(2 semesters)
ESL Study
(2 semesters)
Tuition and Fees $17,972 $20,030 $10,768
International Fees $350 all students $350 all students $350 all students
Orientation Fee $175 new students $175 new students $175 new students
Housing $4,639 (based on Eagle Hall) $5,992 (based on Reuter Hall) $4,639 (based on Eagle Hall)
Meal Plan (based on the Eagle) $2,544 $2,544 $2,544
Health Insurance $1,639 $1,639 $1,639
Personal Expenses $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Estimated Total $29,319 $32,730 $22,115