2017-18 Tuition Changes

The UW System Board of Regents has approved tuition changes at several UW System schools, including UW–Madison, for the 2017–18 and 2018–19 academic years.

Find Board of Regents meeting materials here.

In 2015, Chancellor Rebecca Blank proposed to stretch these changes out over four years. This most recent vote by the Board of Regents completes that four-year plan.

Read Chancellor Blank’s blog post, “Understanding the Tuition Proposals.”

UW–Madison has many different tuition levels, according to academic plan (type of degree), number of enrolled credits, residency, and other factors. Read more about tuition and fees here.

Undergraduate students who are Wisconsin residents for tuition purposes are not affected by the Board of Regents’ vote.

The tuition rates for students participating in the Minnesota–Wisconsin tuition reciprocity agreement are determined by a different entity than the Board of Regents. As such, reciprocity tuition rates aren’t directly affected by the Board of Regents’ approval described above. However, reciprocity tuition is often calculated using other UW–Madison tuition levels. Thus, it is possible that students with reciprocity tuition will see increases in the 2017–18 and 2018–19 academic years.

Please see the table at the bottom of this page, with 2017–18 and 2018–19 tuition changes for:

    • nonresident undergraduate students (including nonresident international students)
    • specific graduate and professional school students.

Students enrolling at UW–Madison in Fall 2017 can opt to use a new, flexible system for paying tuition in installments over the semester. Payments can be made with credit and debit cards, direct deposit from bank accounts, and 529 College Savings Plans. Students will be able to view details of their chosen payment plan, such as the remaining balance and when payments are scheduled. The UW–Madison Bursar’s Office is setting up these new tools and will roll them out to campus in the spring.

These numbers should be used as guidelines only. Any student’s actual tuition costs will be determined by the Madison Budget Office and the Office of the Registrar, a few weeks before the beginning of a term.

current 2017–18 2018–19
tuition increase tuition increase tuition
nonresident $31,523 $2,000 $33,523 $2,000 $35,523
international nonresident $32,523 $2,000 $34,523 $2,000 $36,523
(part-time tuition increases 6.3% per credit)
School of Business, full-time masters programs
resident $15,894 $1,558 $17,452 $1,710 $19,162
nonresident $32,164 $3,152 $35,316 $3,461 $38,777
School of Business, Global Real Estate Masters
nonresident, tuition per semester $16,082 $2,573 $18,655 $2,985 $21,640
School of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy
resident $18,008 $1,765 $19,773 $1,938 $21,711
nonresident $32,809 $3,215 $36,024 $3,530 $39,554
School of Medicine and Public Health, Doctor of Medicine
resident $28,650 $2,779 $31,429 $3,049 $34,478
nonresident $38,546 $3,739 $42,285 $4,102 $46,387
School of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
resident $21,626 $4,000 $25,626 $4,000 $29,626
nonresident $34,769 $6,500 $41,269 $6,500 $47,769
School of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice
resident $13,048 $1,279 $14,327 $1,404 $15,731
nonresident $27,254 $2,671 $29,925 $2,933 $32,858
Law School
resident $20,235 $1,000 $21,235 $1,000 $22,235
nonresident $38,932 $1,000 $39,932 $1,000 $40,932