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 $260 $296
One child only $654 $228 $260
More than one per dependent above $469 $598

UNDERGRADUATE

  Semester Year
Tuition $19,393 $38,785
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses 
$30,056 $60,112
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $19,893 $39,785
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses $30,556 $61,112
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $20,093 $40,185
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $30,756 $61,512
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.


GRADUATE

  Semester Year
Tuition $12,753 $25,506
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses $23,416 $46,833
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $2,316 $4,633
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses $12,979 $25,960
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $22,078 $44,155
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance  $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $32,741 $65,482
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $22,366 $44,732
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance  $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $33,029 $66,059
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $13,526 $27,052
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance  $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $24,189 $48,379
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $16,726 $33,452
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance  $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $27,389 $54,779
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $10,500 $21,000
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance  $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $21,163 $42,327
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $7,126 $14,252
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance  $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $17,789 $35,579
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS

  Semester Year
Tuition $22,192 $44,384
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses $32,855 $65,711
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $17,473 $34,945
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses $28,136 $56,272
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $24,263 $48,526
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance  $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $34,926 $69,853
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $25,327 $50,654
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance  $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $35,990 $71,981
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $21,503 $43,006
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance  $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $32,166 $64,333
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.

VISP/SPECIAL/NON-DEGREE

  Semester Year
Tuition $9,477 $18,954
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses $20,140 $40,281
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year Summer
Tuition $19,393 $38,785 $9,451
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051 $4,762
International Student Fee $100 $200 $100
Health Insurance $1,038 $2,076 $519
Total Expenses $30,056 $60,112 $14,832
 
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $12,946 $25,892
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $23,609 $47,219
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $4,888 $9,775
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance  $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $15,551 $31,102
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $7,126 $14,252
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance  $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $17,789 $35,579
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.
  Semester Year
Tuition $12,753 $25,506
Living Expenses* $9,525 $19,051
International Student Fee $100 $200
Health Insurance  $1,038 $2,076
Total Expenses  $23,416 $46,833
*Living expenses include room, board, books, and incidentals such as transportation, clothing, and personal items.