Cost to attend

Undergrad tuition & fees

Undergraduate estimated 2020-21

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 ? $9,282 $9,282 $18,101  $12,431 $14,321 $9,282
Room ?
traditional double
$4,029 $4,029 $4,029 $4,029

$4,029

0
Food
Eagle meal plan
$2,608 $2,608 $2,608  $2,608 $2,608 0
TOTALS
divide in half for per semester costs
$15,919 $15,919
$24,738  $19,068 $20,958 $9,282

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Undergraduate overview 2019-20

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

2019-20 costs for full time undergraduate students are:

Student Base Budget WI resident MN resident (reciprocity) Non-resident MSEP ? Return to WI ? WI/MN commuter
Tuition/Fees ? $9,250 $9,250 $18,069  $12,399 $14,289 $9,250
Room ? traditional double $3,921 $3,921 $3,921  $3,921 $3,921 0
Food
Eagle meal plan
$2,544 $2,544 $2,544  $2,544 $2,544 0
TOTALS
divide in half for per semester costs
$15,715 $15,715 
$24,534  $18,864 $20,754 $9,250

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

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.   

(On-line programs excluded from segregated fees: https://www.uwlax.edu/online/academics/degree-programs/)

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 $40 placement test fee.

A one time $38 graduation fee will be billed after completing 95 credits.

What other costs should I consider?

Books:
Textbooks are included as part of textbook rental.

Meal plans: 20-21 estimates
Up to $1,579 per semester
Off campus block plan $437 per semester
Learn about meal plans.

Housing: 20-21 estimates
On-campus - Residence Halls: per semester
Traditional hall: $2,015 (double)
Eagle Hall: $2,389 (triple), $2,589 (double)
Reuter Hall: $3,079 (all)
Learn about on-campus housing.

What other charges will I see?

There are no other tuition fees associated with HWM, HIMT, DS, HCA, or ITM 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.

What other costs should I consider?

Books:
Each program provides information on required textbooks and purchasing:

When are payments due? expanding section

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

How do I pay my bill? expanding section

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

What if I drop or add credits? expanding section

Your tuition bill may increase or decrease. Learn more about drops/adds.
For withdrawal information, visit the Cashier's page.

How does Minnesota reciprocity work? expanding section

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 2020-21 year is currently available.

How much does taking more than 18 credits cost? expanding section

For fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters - WI and MN Residents add $262.43 per credit, Non-residents add $629.91 per credit. MSEP add $393.65 per credit and RW add $472.43 per credit. 

There is a tuition surcharge for WI resident undergraduate students who have earned 165 credits or 30 credits more than their degree requires. View the excess credit policy.

What if I want to audit a course? expanding section

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.

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 $38 graduation fee will be billed after completing 20 credits.

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:
Off campus block plan $437 per semester
Learn about meal plans.

What other charges will I see?

There are no other tuition fees associated with HWM, HIMT, DS, HCA, or ITM 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.

What other costs should I consider?

Books:
Each program provides information on required textbooks and purchasing:

When are payments due? expanding section

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

How do I pay my bill? expanding section

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

What if I drop or add credits? expanding section

Your tuition bill may increase or decrease. Learn more about drops/adds.
For withdrawal information, visit the Cashier's page.

How does Minnesota reciprocity work? expanding section

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 2020-21 year is currently available.

What if I want to audit a course? expanding section

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.

International tuition & fees

International * overview 2019-20

  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

International * estimated 2020-21

  Undergraduate
(2 semesters)
Graduate
(2 semesters)
ESL Study
(2 semesters)
Tuition and Fees $18,101 $20,039 $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 $4,778 (based on Eagle Hall) $6,157 (based on Reuter Hall) $4,778 (based on Eagle Hall)
Meal Plan (based on the Eagle) $2,608 $2,608 $2,608
Health Insurance $1,639 $1,639 $1,639
Personal Expenses $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Estimated Total $29,651 $32,968 $22,318

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 $38 graduation fee will be billed after completing 95 credits as an undergraduate and 20 credits 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 a 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 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 are charged the 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.

 

When are payments due? expanding section

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

How do I pay my bill? expanding section

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

What if I drop or add credits? expanding section

Your tuition bill may increase or decrease. Learn more about drops/adds.
For withdrawal information, visit the Cashier's page.