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 in USD (use https://www.xe.com for conversions)
  • 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 (%).

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
(Student 25 or younger)
Insurance/Month
(Student 26 or older)
Spouse only $479 $264 $313
One child only $654 $226 $275
More than one per dependent above $493 $586

UNDERGRADUATE

 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition $19,815 $39,630 $19,815 $39,630
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
$28,196  $56,639  $28,501  $57,371 
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition  $20,315 $40,630 $20,315 $40,630
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
 $28,696  $57,639   $29,001   $58,371
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $20,515 $41,030 $20,515 $41,030
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
  $28,896   $58,039    $29,201    $58,771
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.


GRADUATE

 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $12,762 $25,524 $12,762 $25,524
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
 $21,143   $42,533   $21,448    $43,265
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $2,319 $4,638 $2,319 $4,638
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
 $10,700   $21,647    $11,005    $22,379
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition  $24,241 $48,482 $24,241 $48,482
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
  $32,622   $65,491    $32,927    $66,223
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition  $22,374 $44,748 $22,374 $44,748
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
 $30,755   $61,757    $31,060    $62,489
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $13,534 $27,068 $13,534 $27,068
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
  $21,915  $44,077    $22,220   $44,809
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $16,734  $33,468 $16,734 $33,468
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
 $25,115  $50,477   $25,420  $51,209
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition    $9,534  $19,068 $9,534 $19,068
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
  $17,915   $36,077    $18,220   $36,809
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition    $10,334  $20,668 $10,334 $20,668
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
  $18,715   $37,677    $19,020   $38,409
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition  $10,500 $21,000 $10,500 $21,000
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
 $18,881  $38,009    $19,186    $38,741
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition  $10,334 $20,668 $10,334 $20,668
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
 $18,715   $37,677    $19,020    $38,409
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS

 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $23,200  $46,400 $23,200 $46,400
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
  $31,581  $63,409  $31,886    $64,141
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition  $17,473 $34,945 $17,473 $34,945
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
 $25,854  $51,954   $26,159   $52,506
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $26,388 $52,776 $26,388 $52,776
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
 $34,769   $69,785    $35,074    $70,517
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $26,073 $52,146  $26,073 $52,146
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
  $34,454   $69,155    $34,759    $69,887
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $18,164 $36,328  $18,164 $36,328
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
   $26,545    $53,337     $26,850     $54,069
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $22,511  $45,022 $22,511 $45,022
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
  $30,892   $62,031    $31,197    $62,763
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.

VISP/SPECIAL/NON-DEGREE

 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $9,934 $19,868 $9,934 $19,868
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
  $17,865   $35,977     $34,759    $69,887
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition $19,815 $39,630 $19,815 $39,630
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
$28,196  $56,639  $28,501  $57,371 
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $13,227 $26,454 $13,227 $26,454
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
  $21,608   $43,463    $21,913    $44,195
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition  $4,993 $9,986 $4,993 $9,986
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
 $13,374  $26,995   $13,679   $27,727
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition  $7,126 $14,252 $7,126 $14,252
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
 $15,507  $31,261   $15,812   $31,993
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
 
Semester
(Student 25 or younger)
Year
(Student 25 or younger)
Semester
(Student 26 or older)
Year
(Student 26 or older)
Tuition   $12,762 $25,524 $12,762 $25,524
Living Expenses* $7,666 $15,333 $7,666 $15,333
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100 $200
Health Insurance $615 $1,476 $920 $2,208
Total Expenses 
  $21,143  $42,533  $21,448    $43,265
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.