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Tuition and Fees

For University of Wisconsin schools including UW–Madison, tuition is determined by the UW System Board of Regents, based on budgets approved by the Wisconsin governor and legislature. The Madison Budget Office determines the rates for each academic program at UW–Madison.

Fall and Spring term rates are set in late July or early August, and the workbook is updated as soon as possible after that. Rates for the Summer Term are usually posted in late March.

You can review the cost of courses by visiting and viewing the Tuition Rates Workbook.

Summer Term is an affordable way to stay on track for graduation or even graduate early, saving money on tuition, housing and more down the road. Scholarships and other types of financial aid help make Summer Term budget-friendly, too.

Several campus support offices can assist you with the different aspects of your summer tuition and fees. The Bursar’s Office posts all students’ summer tuition and fee rates and provides the tuition bill as an electronic eBill. The Bursar’s Office alerts students’ wisc.edu and Authorized Payers’ email addresses when new eBills are available to view on the secure website. The Office of Student Financial Aid helps students determine their eligibility for grants and loans.

Financial Assistance for Summer 2024

Summer scholarship money is available for qualified students. Other types of financial aid are also available.

More about scholarships

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