Tuition and Fees

262-472-1373

sfs@uww.edu

cashiers@uww.edu

Student Accounts and Cashiers Office
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Hyer Hall 104
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/sfs/tuition-and-fees

What is the Terms & Conditions?

Students planning to enroll in classes at UW-Whitewater will need to complete the "Terms and Conditions for Enrollment/Credit Agreement" each term. This document contains information for the students about their responsibilities for classes for which they register, payment plan information (fall and spring terms only), and charges on student accounts.  For more information on the Terms & Conditions, visit here: http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/sfs#terms-and-conditions-agreement.

Student Bills

UW-Whitewater bills students for their tuition and fees via the campus email address system. E-billing notifications are sent every 28 days when there is activity on the student's account. Bills can be accessed from the link in the billing email notification and then entering their WINS user ID and password (authorized users must use their own login and password).  For more information regarding your bill, visit: http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/sfs#understanding-your-student=bill.

Payment Plan

Students registered for classes with UW-Whitewater have already completed the terms and conditions, which includes the payment plan. All eligible charges not paid by the term due date will automatically be placed on the payment plan (if the student is eligible and does not have an NCR hold). 

  • Eligible charges covered by the payment plan include tuition, meal plans, housing, and online class fees.
  • An Activation Fee of 1.875% on the amount owed for eligible charges will be assessed when the two-month Payment Plan is activated.  
  • Examples of charges not eligible for the Payment Plan are Course Fees, Health Center Charges, Purple Points, Weight Room Charges, Library Fines, Textbook Charges, etc.  These charges are due by the due date indicated on the bill.

For more information on the payment plan, visit this webpage: http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/sfs#payment-plan.

Paying your bill

Students receiving financial aid are subject to the same payment deadlines which apply to all other students. Students should not rely on financial aid to be available in time to pay their balances by the term due date.  Student can pay online, by mail, or at the UW-Whitewater Cashier’s Office. Visit http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/cashiers-office/pay-your-bill for more information. 

Undergraduate Tuition

All students who attend UW-Whitewater pay tuition assessed by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Tuition is subject to change by the Board without notice. The information and policies related to both tuition and fees are those in effect at the time this Catalog was prepared. For current information regarding Tuition and Fees, see the Student Account webpage here: http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/sfs/tuition-and-fees.

A non-resident fee is added to the academic fee for non-resident students. Students may be eligible for reduced non-resident fees. Programs that are available include the following:

  1. Minnesota Reciprocity - Minnesota residents can participate by filing an application with the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office.
  2. Return to Wisconsin - Undergraduates who are sons or daughters (or grandchildren) of UW-Whitewater alumni are eligible.

The fee for a College of Business and Economics undergraduate online BBA web course is $389 per credit. This rate will change every year as tuition rates increase.  For current online rates, visit the College of Business and Economics webpage. 

Graduate Tuition

All students who attend UW-Whitewater pay tuition assessed by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Tuition is subject to change by the Board without notice. The information and policies related to both tuition and fees are those in effect at the time this Catalog was prepared. For current information regarding Tuition and Fees, see the Student Account webpage here: http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/sfs/tuition-and-fees.

Mandatory Segregated Fees are included in the resident and non-resident fee schedules above.

A non-resident fee is added to the academic fee for non-resident students. Students may be eligible for reduced non-resident fees. Programs that are available include the following:

  1. Minnesota Reciprocity - Minnesota residents can participate by filing an application with the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office.

College of Business Online Course Fees

The fee for College of Business and Economics online Graduate web courses is $637.43 per unit (credit) for both resident and non-resident student for each online unit in which the student is enrolled.  This rate will change every year as tuition rates increase.  For current online rates, visit the College of Business and Economics webpage.

Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan

Graduate students are eligible to borrow through the PLUS program. The PLUS Loan may not exceed the student’s estimated cost of attendance minus any estimated financial assistance the student has been or will be awarded during the period of enrollment. An origination fee is assessed at the time the loan is made. The current interest rate is 7.60%.

Standard for Maximum Time Frame

The total maximum time frame for graduate students receiving financial aid cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the program. For example, a program requiring 30 credits for graduation would allow 45 credit attempts (30 x 150% = 45). When enrolled in degree programs that have a published minimum unit requirement for graduation of greater than 30 credits, financial aid eligibility may be extended.

The maximum time frame for undergraduate students seeking a second degree (special students) is 90 credits.

Graduate Assistantships

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has a limited number of graduate assistantships for selected full-time graduate students. To be eligible for consideration, individuals must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at UW-Whitewater in good standing status. Graduate assistants must register for at least nine graduate credits, but no more than 12 credits, each semester.

Students receiving full assistantship awards are expected to perform 20 hours of service per week. Work loads for partial awards are reduced proportionately. Duties will involve assignments such as laboratory assistant, research assistant, the preparation of materials for instruction, or other assignments of an academic nature.

The amount of a full assistantship award for the 2018-2019 academic year was $10,882. The award amount and availability of graduate assistantships for subsequent years is contingent upon funding being appropriated from the Wisconsin State Legislature, and is subject to change. All students who receive at least 2/3 of a full assistantship for an academic year or one semester will qualify for fringe benefits (such as health, dental, and life insurance). When funds are available, out-of-state students who receive at least 2/3 of a full assistantship for an academic year or for one semester will be eligible for a remission of the nonresident portion of tuition costs for the corresponding time period. In addition, the out-of-state portion of the fees may be waived for the summer session if the student received at least 2/3 of a full assistantship award for the preceding spring semester.

New applicants for degree programs must complete and return an application for admission and may apply for a graduate assistantship. Students who have already been admitted to a graduate degree program should submit only an application for a graduate assistantship. Completed application forms should reach the Graduate Studies Office by February 15 of the preceding academic year for first consideration. Recipients will be notified in writing and issued an employment contract as early as possible.

Graduate Research Grants

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater recognizes the importance of basic and applied research in the graduate experience and supports such initiatives by making small research grants available. Grants up to $750 will be awarded to single or multiple-student research projects that involve supervision by a member of the graduate faculty. Funds may be used for travel, supplies, photocopying, long-distance calls, or wages for student help (other than the student investigator[s]), and/or for the dissemination of project results (e.g., travel to present findings at professional meetings, costs of publications.

Summer Term

To apply for summer term financial aid, students must complete a Summer Term Application which is available in the Financial Aid Office during the spring semester. In addition, the current academic year FAFSA must be completed no later than the spring semester (if not already on file). Graduate students must be enrolled for at least 4.5 units to be eligible for aid.

For more detailed information, please contact:

Financial Aid Office
Hyer Hall 130
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Advanced Opportunity Program Grants

AOP grants are intended for African American, Latino, American Indian, designated Southeast Asian, and disadvantaged graduate students. Both Wisconsin residents and nonresidents are eligible, although preference is given to Wisconsin residents. Full-time and part-time graduate students are eligible to apply with the Multicultural Affairs and Student Success office.

Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Awards

The purpose of AOP is to expand the number of minority/disadvantaged students who receive graduate degrees from UW-Whitewater. To be eligible for an AOP award, individuals must be

  1. U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and
  2. members of traditionally under-represented minority groups (African-American, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan Native or statutorily designated Southeast Asian) or non-minority/disadvantaged students.

Individuals who are residents of the State of Wisconsin and members of the aforementioned minority groups are given highest priority for receiving AOP awards.

The amount of a full AOP award for the 2018-2019 academic year is $9,000. The award amount for subsequent years is contingent upon funding being appropriated from the Wisconsin State Legislature, and is subject to change. Out-of-state students who receive AOP awards are also eligible for a remission of the nonresident portion of tuition costs for the time period of the award.

Additional information and application forms are available by contacting:

Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Multicultural Affairs & Student Success
McCutchan Hall 226
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
262-472-4985

Enrollment Deposit

UW-Whitewater requires all new undergraduate career students to pay a one-time $100 enrollment deposit for their first term of classes.

When students leave UW-Whitewater, they can request their enrollment deposit back by completing the request form and complying with the terms and conditions listed on the form.

Special Course Fees

In addition to the regular instructional fee and mandatory fee, approved course fees are charged for extraordinary costs such as art materials, sports-related fees, technology fees, etc. Special course fees are listed in the Schedule of Classes. Supplemental course fees (e.g., on-line fees, equipment costs, field trip expenses) may be refunded in full if the course is dropped by the 100% deadline; after that no refund of such fees is available. Costs associated with travel study courses are non-refundable.

Refund of Fees

Students who enroll for courses at UW-Whitewater and wish to drop one, some, or all of their courses must do so by published deadlines to avoid academic and financial penalties (nonattendance does not exempt the student from such penalties).

International students, student athletes, and students who are receiving financial aid, veterans’ or other benefits, and who are considering dropping all classes or dropping below full-time status after classes have begun are strongly encouraged to meet with the appropriate official before dropping classes since there may be legal, certification, and/or repayment penalties associated with these actions.

Refund Schedule for Withdrawals or Drops

Session Length Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Thereafter
12 wks. & over 100% 100% 50% 50% None
8 wks. through 11 wks. 100% 50% 25% None None
5 wks. through 7 wks. 100% 50% None None None
3 wks. through 5 wks. 100% 25% None None None
2 weeks 100% None None None None

Supplemental course fees (e.g., online fees, equipment costs, field trip expenses) may be refunded in full if the course is dropped by the 100% deadline; after that no refund is available. Costs associated with travel study courses are non-refundable. The refund schedule changes accordingly for sessions of shorter duration.

Financial aid will be disbursed on or prior to the first day of classes if it is available. Financial aid will be used to pay any remaining balance on students’ accounts before refunds will be issued if so authorized.  Federal regulations require that the University apply Title IV financial aid funds to "allowable charges", which are tuition, mandatory segregated fees, course fees, and housing and meal charges contracted with the University.  Federal Title IV regulations prohibit the use of federal aid to cover administrative charges, such as activation fees from the payment plan, or finance charges.

The student is responsible to pay any activation fees and/or finance charges by the due date on the billing statement.  Refunds will be delayed if a past due balance exists or if there are administrative charges remaining on the student account. Any excess aid will be processed after the term begins. 

For a quicker initial refund, students should set up a direct deposit account through the eBill site.  For additional information, see the Cashier’s office website in their FAQ tab: http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/cashiers-office#FAQ.

Payment, Billing and Collection Policies

UW-Whitewater requires all students to comply with the following billing policies:

  1. Student Accounts will generate e-Bills on term accounts during the following time periods:
    1. ADVANCE REGISTRATION BILLING - If students register during the advance registration process,  prior to the billing 25 days before the term due date, they will be e-mailed an advance registration e-Bill, which will allow them to pay their fees in full or elect to go on the  Payment Plan.
    2. FIRST INSTALLMENT BILLING - Students are required to pay at least 50% of their eligible expenses by the due date of this bill.
    3. LAST INSTALLMENT BILLING - Students are required to pay the entire remaining balance by the due date of this bill.

Note: Students registering in the period between the billing (25 days before the term due date) and the term due date, should be prepared to pay their tuition in full by the term due date WITHOUT a bill.  Charges owed are shown on the student account in WINS.

  1. Advance registrants must make payment to the UW-Whitewater Cashier’s Office so that it is received by the due date. Checks should be made payable to UW-WHITEWATER. Include the name of the student, ID number, and term on the check. Mail payment to: UW-Whitewater Cashier’s Office, P.O. Box 88, Whitewater, WI 53190-0088. The depository outside the Cashier's Office is available when Hyer Hall is open. Students who pay by check may consider the check their receipt; however if a register receipt is needed, students may include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Credit or debit card payments are NOT accepted over the phone or at the Cashier’s window. Web payments can be made by going to https://touchnet.uww.edu. The TouchNet site will accept electronic web checks or VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards over the web. There is a convenience fee charge when making a credit card payment.
  2. Failure to receive an e-Billing statement will NOT relieve the obligation to make timely payments.
  3. Students receiving funding through financial aid or a third party agreement are subject to the same payment deadlines and should not depend on other financing sources to be available in time for billing deadlines.
  4. Students whose account becomes past due, are at risk of having current or upcoming classes cancelled. In addition, students will not be able to register for current or future terms. Also, finance charges will be charged and collection procedures will be initiated.  UW-Whitewater participates in the Department of Revenue (DOR) debt collection programs.
  5. Scholarships are treated like financial aid and require processing time. Please submit scholarship checks to the UW-Whitewater Cashier’s Office at least 10 days before the due date to avoid additional finance charges.
  6. NSF checks will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. A $20.00 service charge will be assessed. See also WI Stat. 943.24. A student's account will revert to the same status as before the payment was received.
  7. The Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1976, as amended, is a federal law that affords students certain rights and protects their privacy and confidentiality with respect to their educational records. Students may sign an Authorization to Release Information with regard to the payment of their financial obligation to the university. You may download this form from our website at https://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/cashiers-office/forms#StudentAccountForms.

Excess Credit Policy - Undergraduates Only

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Excess Credits Policy requires that resident undergraduate students who earn more than 165 credits toward their first undergraduate degree pay a surcharge for all credits beyond 165. This surcharge will approximately double the tuition that resident undergraduates pay and will be applied to students in the term following the one in which they reached the earned credit limit.

The Excess Credits Policy covers all earned credits from UW-Whitewater as well as earned credits from other UW System schools or Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) schools that are accepted toward the first baccalaureate degree. Credits transferred from other colleges outside the UW System or the WTCS do not count toward the 165-credit limit. In addition, advanced placement, retroactive credits, credits by examination, and remedial credits do not count toward this limit.

Students who have questions about the policy should contact their college advisor.