International Education & Engagement

Expand page menu
Skip to page menu

Estimated Expenses for F-1 Students

Studying in the United States can be expensive, so it is very important to have your finances in order and understand the costs of your program.

Below are the estimated expenses for one year of study at UW-La Crosse as a full-time student (non-exchange). These are the minimum amounts that must be proven in order to be issued an I-20 for F-1 students.

(2 semesters)
(2 semesters)
ESL Study
(2 semesters)
Tuition and Fees      $18,451 $20,432 $12,851
Housing  $4,174 (based on Eagle Hall) $5,676 (based on Reuter Hall) $4,174 (based on Eagle Hall)
Meal Plan (based on the Eagle) $2,468 $2,468 $2,468
Health Insurance $1,486 $1,486 $1,486
Personal Expenses $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Estimated Total $28,579 $32,062 $22,979

 *If you plan to bring dependents with you, please be prepared to show an additional $5000 for a spouse and $3000 per child. 

Orientation Fee

New international students are charged a $170.00 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 a $50.00 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 a $125.00 International Support fee 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.