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 the Student Account webpage.

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 students 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 Student Accounts webpage.

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 a NCR hold). 

  • Eligible charges covered by the payment plan include tuition, meal plans, housing, and online class fees.
  • An Activation Fee of 1.25% per month 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 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 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 Tuition and Fees webpage.

Resident

12.0-18.0 $3,824.80
11.0 $3,506.03
10.0 $3,187.30
9.0 $2,868.57
8.0 $2,549.84
7.0 $2,231.11
6.0 $1,912.38
5.0 $1,593.65
4.0 $1,274.92
3.0 $956.19
2.0 $637.46
1.0 $318.73
.5 $159.37

 Non-Resident

12.0-18.0 $8,111.20
11.0 $7,435.23
10.0 $6,759.30
9.0 $6,083.37
8.0 $5,407.44
7.0 $4,731.51
6.0 $4,055.58
5.0 $3,379.65
4.0 $2,703.72
3.0 $2,027.79
2.0 $1,351.86
1.0 $675.93
.5 $337.97

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.
  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 Tuition and Fees webpage.

Resident

9.0 & over $4,457.47
8.0 $3,962.16
7.0 $3,466.89
6.0 $2,971.62
5.0 $2,476.35
4.0 $1,981.08
3.0 $1,485.81
2.0 $990.54
1.0 $495.27
.5 $247.64

Non-Resident

9.0 & over $9,206.68
8.0 $8,183.68
7.0 $7,160.72
6.0 $6,137.76
5.0 $5,114.80
4.0 $4,091.84
3.0 $3,068.88
2.0 $2,045.92
1.0 $1,022.96
.5 $511.49

 Special Graduate Business Tuition

Resident

9.0 & over $4,745.83
8.0 $4,218.48
7.0 $3,691.17
6.0 $3,163.86
5.0 $2,636.55
4.0 $2,109.24
3.0 $1,581.93
2.0 $1,054.62
1.0 $527.31
.5 $263.65

Non-Resident

9.0 & over $9,508.81
8.0 $8,452.24
7.0 $7,395.71
6.0 $6,339.18
5.0 $5,282.65
4.0 $4,226.12
3.0 $3,169.59
2.0 $2,113.06
1.0 $1,056.53
.5 $528.26

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. 

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 must be used to pay any remaining balance on students’ accounts before refunds will be issued. Refunds will be delayed if a past due balance exists on the student account. Any excess aid will be mailed 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 our website: http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/cashiers-office/refund.

Specific information on the amount or type of financial aid refunds is privileged and will not be given over the telephone.

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, 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.
  2. 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. We 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.
  3. Failure to receive an e-Billing statement will NOT relieve the obligation to make timely payments.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/sfs/forms.

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.