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Undergrad tuition & fees

Undergraduate Overview 2024-25

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

2024-25 Estimated costs for full time undergraduate students are:

Student Base Budget WI resident MN resident (reciprocity) ? Non-resident Midwest (Scholarship) ? Return to WI ? WI/MN commuter
Tuition/Fees  $10,193 $10,905 $19,639  $14,360 $15,195

$10,193/

$10,905

Housing  traditional double $4,556 $4,556 $4,556 $4,556 $4,556 0
Food
Stryker Classic meal plan
$3,054 $3,054 $3,054 $3,054 $3,054 0
TOTALS
divide in half for per semester costs
$17,803 $18,515
$27,249  $21,970 $22,804 $10,193/$10,905

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

Undergraduate Overview 2023-24

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

2023-24 costs for full time undergraduate students are:

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

$9,773/

$10,481

Housing
traditional double
$4,423 $4,423 $4,423 $4,423

$4,423

0
Food
Stryker Classic (19 per week)
$2,922 $2,922 $2,922  $2,922 $2,922 0
TOTALS
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Summer Internships

A select number of internships will be billed with the 6-9 credit plateau in summer to reduce the overall cost of the tuition.  Here are estimated costs:

Course Credit Load WI cost MN cost Non-res cost
ESS-450 12 $3,620 $3,885 $7,010
PH-498 15 $4,812 $5,166 $9,332
REC-450 12 $3,620 $3,885 $7,010
RTH-498 12 $3,620 $3,885 $7,010

 

In the fall and spring semesters, there is a full-time tuition plateau.  This allows for 12-18 credits to cost the same tuition rate.  The plateau does not apply to education abroad courses.

Additional Costs

What other charges will I see?

The amounts listed above include charges for textbook rental, Segregated fees, Differential Tuition and Growth Quality Access Differential Tuition. Learn more about these programs.

These rates are for in-person and on-line classes that are not part of an on-line degree program.  Tuition rates remain the same for all classes even those that move on-line due to COVID-19.

All students will be charged segregated fees unless enrolled in an on-line degree program.

All undergraduate students will also be charged a $25 registration fee (non-refundable) per term, a $6.50 Career Services fee per semester (not charged for winter) and a $2 DLE Canvas fee per credit.

Students may be assessed fees for supplemental materials, lab manuals or field trips for certain courses, known as Special Course Fees.

New undergraduate students will also be charged a $175 enrollment fee and may be charged a $50 placement test fee.

A one time $50 graduation fee will be billed after completing 95 credits.

Some allied health majors have additional costs during clinical internships.  Computer Engineering students at junior and senior level (60+ credits) have an additional fee .  Those costs can be found using the button below.  An additional fee is charged for all Business classes 200 level and above.  This will be $13.50 per credit for summer 2024 and $14.01 per credit for fall 2024 and spring 2025.

What other costs should I consider?

Books:
Textbooks are included as part of textbook rental.

Dining plan costs: 24-25
Stryker Classic (19 meals per week) $3,054 annually (half fall, half spring)

Stryker Deluxe (21 meals per week) $3,696 annually (half fall, half spring)

Off campus block plan $514 per semester

Learn about dining plans.

 

Housing costs: 24-25 
On-campus - Residence Halls: annually (half fall, half spring)
Traditional hall: $4,556 (double)
Eagle Hall: $5,456 (triple)
Reuter Hall: $6,963 (all)

Learn about on-campus housing.

 

What other charges will I see?

There are no other tuition fees associated with HWM, HIMT, DS, HCA, ITM, CYB, DMK, or FNT prefix courses.

If other UWL courses are taken outside of these prefixes, such as general education requirements, you will be billed regular UWL tuition and fees for those courses. 

There may also be a charge for placement test fees.

A one time $50 graduation fee will be billed.

What other costs should I consider?

Books:
UW Extended Campus has an on-line bookstore where you can search for your textbooks:

Undergrad FAQ

When are payments due?

The campus bill is generated in WINGS at the start of a semester and is due by the 10th day of classes. View the current due dates.  The current campus bill must be paid prior to registering for the upcoming semester.

Insufficient funds/bounced check:
A handling charge will be added to the student’s account

Last modified: 04/19/2024

How do I pay my bill?

To view your bill go to you WINGS account "Student Center". There are multiple ways to pay

Last modified: 07/10/2019

What if I drop or add credits?

Your tuition bill may increase or decrease. Learn more about drops/adds

For undergraduates (not in an on-line program) in fall and spring semesters anything 12 credits and above is considered full-time. 12 to 18 credits are the same tuition rate.  You will not get a tuition refund if you drop from 15 to 12 credits.  The only refund may be the $2 per credit canvas fee depending on the date of the drop.  You will not pay extra tuition if you go from 13 to 16 credits (unless the added course has a special course fee).  You will pay an additional $6 in the canvas fee. 

For graduate and doctorate students (not in an on-line program) anything 9 credits and above is considered full-time and is the same tuition rate.  If you drop from 12 to 9 credits you will not get a tuition refund. The only refund may be the $2 per credit canvas fee depending on the date of the drop.  You will not pay extra tuition if you go from 9 to 12 credits (unless the added course has a special course fee).  You will pay an additional $6 in the canvas fee. 


For withdrawal information, visit the Cashier's page.

Last modified: 08/11/2022

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 2023-24 year is currently available.  The application for 2024-25 should be available in April 2024. 

Last modified: 03/29/2024

How much does taking more than 18 credits cost?

For fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters: Undergraduate students -

WI Residents add $286.58 per credit, estimated MN reciprocity add $301.13 per credit, Non-residents add $680.20 per credit. MSEP add $429.88 per credit and RW add $510.15 per credit. 

Last modified: 04/17/2024

What if I want to audit a course?

The audit fee doesn't apply to students taking classes for course credit or seeking degrees. View the university audit policy. They pay the credit fee from the Fee Schedule. Audits are allowed, as space is available & require instructor's approval.

Non-degree students who register for AUDIT ONLY:
WI Residents & MN Residents with reciprocity pay 30% of credit fee. Non-residents pay 50% of credit fee.

Wisconsin residents age 60 or older (as of the first day of classes) are not assessed audit fees for audit-type attendance of credit classes. Disabled Wisconsin residents who present evidence of receiving disability insurance benefits under either the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and who are enrolled exclusively for audit throughout the term are not assessed fees.

Last modified: 07/10/2019

Where do I go if I have more questions?

For further information, please visit the Cashier's Office website.

Last modified: 07/10/2019

Graduate tuition & fees

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What other charges will I see?

The amounts listed above include charges for Segregated fees and Differential Tuition (certain majors excluded). Learn more about these programs.

All students will be charged segregated fees unless enrolled in an on-line degree program.  

All graduate students will also be charged a $25 registration fee (non-refundable) per term and a $2 DLE Canvas fee per credit.

Students may be assessed fees for supplemental materials, lab manuals or field trips for certain courses, known as Special Course Fees.

A one time $50 graduation fee will be billed once during your graduate program.

What other costs should I consider?

Books:
Graduate students are required to purchase their own books. Textbook rental is not available to Graduate students.

Meal plans:
24-25 Off campus block plan $514 per semester
Learn about meal plans.

 

What other charges will I see?

There are no other tuition fees associated with HWM, HIMT, DS, HCA, ITM, CYB, DMK, or FNT prefix courses.

If other UWL courses are taken outside of these prefixes, such as general education requirements, you will be billed regular UWL tuition and fees for those courses. 

There may also be a charge for placement test fees.

A one time $50 graduation fee will be billed.

What other costs should I consider?

Books:
UW Extended Campus has an on-line bookstore where you can search for your textbooks:

Grad FAQ

When are payments due?

The campus bill is generated in WINGS at the start of a semester and is due by the 10th day of classes. View the current due dates.  The current campus bill must be paid prior to registering for the upcoming semester.

Insufficient funds/bounced check:
A handling charge will be added to the student’s account

Last modified: 04/19/2024

How do I pay my bill?

To view your bill go to you WINGS account "Student Center". There are multiple ways to pay

Last modified: 07/10/2019

What if I drop or add credits?

Your tuition bill may increase or decrease. Learn more about drops/adds

For undergraduates (not in an on-line program) in fall and spring semesters anything 12 credits and above is considered full-time. 12 to 18 credits are the same tuition rate.  You will not get a tuition refund if you drop from 15 to 12 credits.  The only refund may be the $2 per credit canvas fee depending on the date of the drop.  You will not pay extra tuition if you go from 13 to 16 credits (unless the added course has a special course fee).  You will pay an additional $6 in the canvas fee. 

For graduate and doctorate students (not in an on-line program) anything 9 credits and above is considered full-time and is the same tuition rate.  If you drop from 12 to 9 credits you will not get a tuition refund. The only refund may be the $2 per credit canvas fee depending on the date of the drop.  You will not pay extra tuition if you go from 9 to 12 credits (unless the added course has a special course fee).  You will pay an additional $6 in the canvas fee. 


For withdrawal information, visit the Cashier's page.

Last modified: 08/11/2022

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 2023-24 year is currently available.  The application for 2024-25 should be available in April 2024. 

Last modified: 03/29/2024

What if I want to audit a course?

The audit fee doesn't apply to students taking classes for course credit or seeking degrees. View the university audit policy. They pay the credit fee from the Fee Schedule. Audits are allowed, as space is available & require instructor's approval.

Non-degree students who register for AUDIT ONLY:
WI Residents & MN Residents with reciprocity pay 30% of credit fee. Non-residents pay 50% of credit fee.

Wisconsin residents age 60 or older (as of the first day of classes) are not assessed audit fees for audit-type attendance of credit classes. Disabled Wisconsin residents who present evidence of receiving disability insurance benefits under either the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and who are enrolled exclusively for audit throughout the term are not assessed fees.

Last modified: 07/10/2019

Where do I go if I have more questions?

For further information, please visit the Cashier's Office website.

Last modified: 07/10/2019

Graduate tuition & fees

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What other charges will I see?

The amounts listed above include charges for Segregated fees and Differential Tuition (certain majors excluded). Learn more about these programs.

All students will be charged segregated fees unless enrolled in an on-line degree program.  

All graduate students will also be charged a $25 registration fee (non-refundable) per term and a $2 DLE Canvas fee per credit.

Students may be assessed fees for supplemental materials, lab manuals or field trips for certain courses, known as Special Course Fees.

A one time $50 graduation fee will be billed once during your graduate program.

What other costs should I consider?

Books:
Graduate students are required to purchase their own books. Textbook rental is not available to Graduate students.

Meal plans:
24-25 Off campus block plan $514 per semester
Learn about meal plans.

 

What other charges will I see?

There are no other tuition fees associated with HWM, HIMT, DS, HCA, ITM, CYB, DMK, or FNT prefix courses.

If other UWL courses are taken outside of these prefixes, such as general education requirements, you will be billed regular UWL tuition and fees for those courses. 

There may also be a charge for placement test fees.

A one time $50 graduation fee will be billed.

What other costs should I consider?

Books:
UW Extended Campus has an on-line bookstore where you can search for your textbooks:

Grad FAQ

When are payments due?

The campus bill is generated in WINGS at the start of a semester and is due by the 10th day of classes. View the current due dates.  The current campus bill must be paid prior to registering for the upcoming semester.

Insufficient funds/bounced check:
A handling charge will be added to the student’s account

Last modified: 04/19/2024

How do I pay my bill?

To view your bill go to you WINGS account "Student Center". There are multiple ways to pay

Last modified: 07/10/2019

What if I drop or add credits?

Your tuition bill may increase or decrease. Learn more about drops/adds

For undergraduates (not in an on-line program) in fall and spring semesters anything 12 credits and above is considered full-time. 12 to 18 credits are the same tuition rate.  You will not get a tuition refund if you drop from 15 to 12 credits.  The only refund may be the $2 per credit canvas fee depending on the date of the drop.  You will not pay extra tuition if you go from 13 to 16 credits (unless the added course has a special course fee).  You will pay an additional $6 in the canvas fee. 

For graduate and doctorate students (not in an on-line program) anything 9 credits and above is considered full-time and is the same tuition rate.  If you drop from 12 to 9 credits you will not get a tuition refund. The only refund may be the $2 per credit canvas fee depending on the date of the drop.  You will not pay extra tuition if you go from 9 to 12 credits (unless the added course has a special course fee).  You will pay an additional $6 in the canvas fee. 


For withdrawal information, visit the Cashier's page.

Last modified: 08/11/2022

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 2023-24 year is currently available.  The application for 2024-25 should be available in April 2024. 

Last modified: 03/29/2024

What if I want to audit a course?

The audit fee doesn't apply to students taking classes for course credit or seeking degrees. View the university audit policy. They pay the credit fee from the Fee Schedule. Audits are allowed, as space is available & require instructor's approval.

Non-degree students who register for AUDIT ONLY:
WI Residents & MN Residents with reciprocity pay 30% of credit fee. Non-residents pay 50% of credit fee.

Wisconsin residents age 60 or older (as of the first day of classes) are not assessed audit fees for audit-type attendance of credit classes. Disabled Wisconsin residents who present evidence of receiving disability insurance benefits under either the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and who are enrolled exclusively for audit throughout the term are not assessed fees.

Last modified: 07/10/2019

Where do I go if I have more questions?

For further information, please visit the Cashier's Office website.

Last modified: 07/10/2019

International tuition & fees

International Estimated 2024-25

Costs  Undergraduate
(2 semesters)
Graduate
(2 semesters)
Tuition and Fees $19,516 $21,528
International Fees $500 all students $500 all students
Orientation Fee $175 new students $175 new students
Housing $5,456 (based on Eagle Hall) $6,963 (based on Reuter Hall)
Meal Plan (based on the Styker Classic) $3,054 $3,054
Health Insurance $2,200 $2,200
Personal Expenses $2,000 $2,000
Estimated Total $32,901 $36,420

International Estimated 2023-24

Costs  Undergraduate
(2 semesters)
Graduate
(2 semesters)
Tuition and Fees $18,690 $20,608
International Fees $500 all students $500 all students
Orientation Fee $175 new students $175 new students
Housing $5,285 (based on Eagle Hall) $6,760 (based on Reuter Hall)
Meal Plan (based on Stryker Classic) $2,922 $2,922
Health Insurance $2,089 $2,089
Personal Expenses $1,500 $1,500
Estimated Total $31,161 $34,554

What other charges will I see?

The amounts listed above include charges for Segregated fees and Differential Tuition.  Undergraduate tuition also includes Growth Quality Access Differential Tuition. Learn more about these programs.  

All students will also be charged a $25 registration fee (non-refundable) per term and a $2 DLE Canvas fee per credit.  Undergraduate students are also charged a $6.50 career services fee. 

Students may be assessed fees for supplemental materials, lab manuals or field trips for certain courses, known as Special Course Fees.

A one time $50 graduation fee will be billed after completing 95 credits as an undergraduate and one time as a graduate student.

What other costs should I consider?

Books:
For undergraduate students, textbooks are included as part of textbook rental.
Graduate students are required to purchase their own books. Textbook rental is not available to Graduate students.

Meal plans:
Learn about meal plans.

Housing:
Learn about on-campus housing.

All new freshmen, exchange students and some contract students are required to live in campus housing. All housing contracts are for a full academic year, unless you are on a one semester exchange/contract program.

Dependents
If you plan to bring dependents, additional costs will be applied for I-20/DS-2019 purposes.

What are the International costs included above?

Orientation Fee
New international students are charged an International Student Orientation Fee their first semester at UW-La Crosse. This fee goes towards meals, programming, transportation costs, materials, facilities rental, personnel fees, and other miscellaneous costs to achieve a successful orientation program that acclimates new international students to the UW-La Crosse campus and community.

International Fee

  • International Advising Fee
    All international students are charged an International Advising Fee each term that goes towards the shipping/mailing expenses of immigration documents, professional memberships and affiliations for compliance assurance, training and staff development, emergency response systems for international students, software costs to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations, and other miscellaneous costs including program and event supplies.
  • International Support Fee
    All international students are charged an International Support fee each term that goes towards international admissions and recruitment.

International Health Insurance
International students are required to have health insurance coverage in order to be in compliance with Federal and Institutional regulations. UW-La Crosse offers affordable health insurance coverage through our insurance provider. Each semester that students are enrolled, they will be automatically signed up for coverage and will be billed directly to their student account. 

International Contract Fee
International students who enroll at UW-La Crosse through an agreement with another university may be charged an International Contract Fee. This fee supports costs associated with the ongoing development and negotiation of these agreements in order to increase access for international students to UW-La Crosse and strengthen our relationships with universities from around the world.

Please contact your international student advisor if you have any questions regarding these fees.

 

International FAQ

When are payments due?

The campus bill is generated in WINGS at the start of a semester and is due by the 10th day of classes. View the current due dates.  The current campus bill must be paid prior to registering for the upcoming semester.

Insufficient funds/bounced check:
A handling charge will be added to the student’s account

Last modified: 04/19/2024

How do I pay my bill?

To view your bill go to you WINGS account "Student Center". There are multiple ways to pay

Last modified: 07/10/2019

What if I drop or add credits?

Your tuition bill may increase or decrease. Learn more about drops/adds

For undergraduates (not in an on-line program) in fall and spring semesters anything 12 credits and above is considered full-time. 12 to 18 credits are the same tuition rate.  You will not get a tuition refund if you drop from 15 to 12 credits.  The only refund may be the $2 per credit canvas fee depending on the date of the drop.  You will not pay extra tuition if you go from 13 to 16 credits (unless the added course has a special course fee).  You will pay an additional $6 in the canvas fee. 

For graduate and doctorate students (not in an on-line program) anything 9 credits and above is considered full-time and is the same tuition rate.  If you drop from 12 to 9 credits you will not get a tuition refund. The only refund may be the $2 per credit canvas fee depending on the date of the drop.  You will not pay extra tuition if you go from 9 to 12 credits (unless the added course has a special course fee).  You will pay an additional $6 in the canvas fee. 


For withdrawal information, visit the Cashier's page.

Last modified: 08/11/2022

Where do I go if I have more questions?

For further information, please visit the Cashier's Office website.

Last modified: 07/10/2019