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Undergraduate Overview 2023-24

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

Estimated 2023-24 costs for full time undergraduate students are:

Student Base Budget WI resident MN resident (reciprocity) ? Non-resident Midwest ? Return to WI ? WI/MN commuter
Tuition/Fees  $9,773 $10,481 $18,813  $13,064 $14,908 $9,773/$10,481
traditional double
$4,423 $4,423 $4,423 $4,423


Stryker Classic (19 per week)
$2,922 $2,922 $2,922  $2,922 $2,922 0
divide in half for per semester costs
$17,118 $17,826
$26,158  $20,409 $22,253 $9,773/$10,481

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

How does Minnesota reciprocity work?

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 2022-23 year is currently available.  The application for 2023-24 should be available in March 2023. 

Consistently noted as a Best Value in Public Universities by Kiplinger's Magazine, UW-La Crosse offers a strong combination of affordability and academic quality.

To view current Graduate cost information, please visit the UWL Cost to Attend page.

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

Costs  Undergraduate
(2 semesters)
(2 semesters)
Tuition and Fees $18,175 $20,178
International Fees $350 all students $350 all students
Orientation Fee $175 new students $175 new students
Housing $5,040 (based on Eagle Hall) $6,469 (based on Reuter Hall)
Meal Plan (based on the Styker Classic) $2,796 $2,796
Health Insurance $1,364 ($724 fall and $640 spring) $1,364 ($724 fall and $640 spring)
Personal Expenses $2,000 $2,000
Estimated Total $29,900 $33,332