Estimated Expenses
Estimated expenses are based on full-time enrollment and are for SEVIS reporting only. To pro-rate tuition for less than full-time enrollment, a separate ISS Reduced Course Load form must be submitted and approved. Please refer to the Bursar’s Office Tuition & Fees page for a full list of degree categories and the most up-to-date tuition rates per semester. Costs typically increase each year and tuition is subject to change without notice. An accurate bill will appear in your Student Center at the beginning of each semester of enrollment. 

UW-Madison is required by the U.S. government to verify a student’s demonstration of sufficient financial support for the student and any dependent(s). Proof of funding requirements include:
  • Acceptable financial documentation must demonstrate continued support into the future, or a combination of sources showing at least the minimum expenses for your program.
  • Must be written in English or accompanied by an official English translation.
  • You must attach an Affidavit of Financial Support if you are providing financial documentation from a parent, spouse, relative, or other personal sponsor.
  • If applying for a new visa, you might want to obtain additional original financial documents to present to the U.S. Consulate/Embassy as well as immigration officials when entering the U.S.
Personal, family, or sponsor (liquid assets)
Statements must include:
  • Account holder name
  • Balance with currency listed (ISS will convert your currency if it is not in USD)
  • Date issued (within the past year)
  • Financial institution stamp/signature of banking official
Assistantship, fellowship, scholarship
Letters must include:
  • Dates of appointment/coverage
  • Stipend amount
  • Stipend duration (per month or per year)
  • Appointment percentage(%)
Education Loan Letters‚Äč
Letters must include:
  • Full name of account holder
  • Date the letter was issued (within the past year)
  • Balance with currency listed (ISS will convert your currency if it is not in USD)
  • Disbursal date (This can also be a statement receiving funding after issuance of immigration documents)
  • Financial institution stamp/signature of banking official

Students must show proof of funding to cover expenses per year or the duration of your exchange program. Please see the estimated expenses by student classification below:

Expense Amounts to Add to Annual Program Costs (if applicable)

If you have a spouse or child under the age of 21 (or step-child under the age of 18) on an F-2 or J-2 dependent visa, additional living expenses and health insurance are required. SHIP rates and coverage dates are posted online.
  Living Expenses/Month
Insurance/Month
 
Spouse only $479 $288
One child only $654 $244
More than one per dependent above $532

UNDERGRADUATE

 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition $20,021 $40,042
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
$29,985  $60,268
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition  $21,021 $42,042
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
 $30,985  $62,268
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $21,021 $42,042
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
  $30,985   $62,268
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.


GRADUATE

 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $12,027 $24,054
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
 $21,991   $44,280
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $2,328 $4,656
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
 $12,292   $24,882
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition  $26,112 $52,224
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
  $36,076   $72,450
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition  $22,421 $44,842
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
 $32,385   $66,856
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $13,581 $27,162
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
  $23,545  $47,388
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $16,781  $33,562
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
 $26,745  $53,788
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition    $12,808  $25,616
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
  $22,772   $45,842
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition    $10,381  $20,762
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
  $20,345   $40,988
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition  $10,500 $21,000
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
 $20,464  $41,226
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.

 

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS

 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $26,447  $52,894
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
  $36,411  $73,120
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition  $2,011 $4,660
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
 $12,239  $24,754
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $29,403 $58,806
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
 $39,367   $79,032
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $28,201 $56,402
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
  $38,165   $76,628
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $18,710 $37,420
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
   $28,674    $57,646
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $24,754  $49,508
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
  $34,718   $69,734
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.

VISP/SPECIAL/NON-DEGREE

 

 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition $20,802 $41,604
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
$30,766 $61,830
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $13,881 $27,762
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
  $23,845   $47,988
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition  $5,229 $10,458
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
 $15,193  $30,684
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
 $9,864  $20,026
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition  $7,181 $14,362
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
 $17,145  $34,588
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $7,181 $14,362
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
  $17,145  $34,588
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
 
Year
 
Tuition   $12,808 $25,616
Living Expenses* $9,119 $18,238
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $745 $1,788
Total Expenses 
  $22,772  $45,842
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.