Tuition & Financial Aid


Tuition varies by program and is the same cost whether you live in Wisconsin or out of state. Check your degree or certificate program page for specific tuition details.

There are no additional course or program fees, however, textbooks are purchased separately and are not included in tuition. As these are online programs, you will not pay segregated fees or be charged a technology fee.

Financial Aid 

Financial aid may be available to you as a returning adult student; see your program page for details.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step when applying for federal or state financial aid. Even if you haven’t made a final decision to apply, you may want to file the FAFSA.

Please be aware of FAFSA deadlines and policies.

Other Ways to Pay for College

These resources may help with the cost of a degree or certificate:

  • Tuition reimbursement is offered by many companies to their employees. Check with your human resources department to see what is available.
  • Loans are typically offered at low interest rates. Loans must be repaid, usually once you’ve left school.
  • Grants are awarded based on financial need, and repayment is not required.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement or other criteria; financial need is sometimes taken into account. Scholarships do not require repayment.

Grants or Scholarships Opportunities through UW Extended Campus

  • Students enrolled in a semester-based collaborative program may be eligible for a variety of grants and scholarships to help with tuition balances and emergencies
  • Students in the Independent Learning, or one of the AAS programs (Semester or Competency based) may be eligible for the Sylvia Rose Memorial Scholarship

Veteran Benefits

Benefits are available to qualifying veterans and those currently serving. Contact your home campus for details.

Have questions? Contact an enrollment adviser at:

Business Hours:

Enrollment advisers are available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, or by appointment.