2019-20 Tuition Changes

The UW System Board of Regents has approved tuition changes at UW–Madison for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years.

Read Chancellor Blank’s blog post, “Our Tuition Proposals to the Board of Regents”

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 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years.

Please click here to view the 2019-20 and 2020-21 tuition changes for:

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

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.

Find the Board of Regents meeting materials here.

Students can pay 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.