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Guidelines for tuition waivers
UW-Madison Implementation Guidelines
Students must enroll for the course(s) with UW-Extension during the semester for which the tuition waiver was granted.
Remedial courses are not eligible for this tuition waiver. Only credit courses that meet degree requirements are eligible.
At the discretion of the Dean, tuition waivers may be granted at any point during a semester.
Excerpts from UW System Tuition and Fees Policies For Credit Instruction (F44)
Extension Credit Programs
Credits for courses taken through any campus and sponsored by UW-Extension, which have been approved as part of the student’s degree program, shall be combined with the campus credits when determining tuition and segregated fee assessments. The tuition and fee schedule to be used when assessing extension fees for degree credit instruction shall be the same as those applicable to the campus. Extension fees shall be prorated based upon the number of credits when a student is taking a combination of extension and campus courses. Institutions must reimburse UW-Extension for the Independent Study of full-time students on a pro rata basis based upon the number of credits taken. Part-time students shall pay UW-Extension and the campus separately until they reach the credit plateau.
Multiple Campus Enrollments (Including Extension)
An appropriate segregated fee shall be assessed by each campus. Refunds should be calculated in consultation with each institution. Refunds may not exceed amounts paid.
Undergraduate students, including Minnesota reciprocity students, who enroll for more that 18 credits shall be assessed the per credit fee for all credits beyond 18. Credits taken by students enrolled at more than one UW System institution (including Extension) shall be combined in order to determine their tuition assessment. It is the student’s responsibility to present evidence of certification of enrollment, including fees assessed and credits being taken.If the undergraduate credit plateau (12 through 18 credits) is achieved at the first institution, no additional tuition will be assessed by the second institution unless the total credits exceed 18 credits. When the credit plateau is not achieved at the first institution, the second will charge the per credit rate until the credit plateau is reached. At no time will the credit plateau assessment be less than the lowest nor more than the highest credit plateau rate of the institutions involved. The first institution shall be generally defined as the one enrolled in for a degree.
Graduate Students Credits taken by graduate students enrolled at more than one UW System institution shall be combined in order to determine their full-time status and tuition and segregated fee assessment. It is the student’s responsibility to present evidence of certification of enrollment including fees assessed and credits being taken. If full-time status (eight credits, doctoral cluster; nine credits, university cluster) is achieved at the first institution, no additional fees will be assessed by the second institution. When full-time status is not achieved at the first institution, the second will charge the per credit rate until the full-time plateau is reached. At no time will the full-time rate be less than the lowest nor more than the highest full-time rate of the institutions involved. The first institution shall be generally defined as the one enrolled in for a degree.