HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND UW-WHITEWATER?
Begin your financial planning for college with an estimate of what the total cost will be for one academic year at UW-Whitewater. While fees (tuition) and room and board expenses will represent the majority of your expenses, expect to incur expenses for workbooks and supplies, personal items, laundry, entertainment, and travel. If you make realistic budgetary allowances for such items now, your final financial projections will be more accurate and useful.
These costs, projected for 2012-2013, are estimates based upon 2011-2012 actual charges plus inflation factors of 5 percent. Actual data may be obtained during the summer from Financial Services, pending the Board of Regents’ approval.
|Tuition and Books||$ 6,838||$ 7,832|
|Room and Board||5,452||7,800|
|Workbooks and Supplies||640||1,240|
*Non-resident (except Minnesota & Midwest Exchange) undergraduates add $7,600 and graduates add $9,800 for non-resident tuition (estimate).
Note: Self-supporting students have higher cost estimates. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional details. These college costs may not be exactly the same as those listed in other UW-Whitewater publications, as they are used solely to establish eligibility for financial aid. These costs are subject to change without notice.
While most required undergraduate textbooks are available through the textbook rental system, some must be purchased. Graduate students must purchase their textbooks.
SAMPLE STUDENT BUDGET
The following is a sample budget and need analysis for a dependent freshman paying in-state tuition:
|Total Estimated UW-Budget||$15,640|
|Minus Expected Family Contribution (EFC) (as calculated through the application process)||-1,199|
The following is a sample financial aid package for the same student enrolled full-time:
|Federal Pell Grant||$4,400|
|Wisconsin Higher Education Grant||1,952|
|Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant||600|
|Federal Perkins Loan||1,000|
|Federal Direct Stafford Loan-Subsidized||3,500|
|Federal Direct Stafford Loan-Unsubsidized||2,000|
|Federal Direct PLUS Loan||988|
Students have the option of accepting all or part of the assistance offered.
Financial aid is calculated according to the number of units the student intends to take. Financial aid packages must be adjusted for less than full-time enrollment.
ACADEMIC FEE SCHEDULE
All students who attend the University pay academic fees assessed by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Academic fees are subject to change by the Board without notice. The information, policies, and fees described below are those in effect at the time this Catalog was prepared.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER
2011-2012 ACADEMIC TUITION FEE PER TERM
|9.0 & over||$4,087.61||9.0 & over||$8,817.20|
SPECIAL GRADUATE BUSINESS FEES
|9.0 & over||$4,364.64||9.0 & over||$9,107.28|
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:
The fee for a College of Business and Economics undergraduate online BBA web course is $375 per credit. The fee for a College of Business and Economics graduate online MBA web course is $600 per credit. This rate will change every year as tuition rates increase.
EXCESS CREDIT POLICY
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.
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.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will require all new undergraduate students to pay a one-time $100 enrollment deposit for their first term of classes.
When students leave the University, they can request their enrollment deposit back by completing the request form and complying with the terms and conditions listed on the form.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS / PAYMENT PLAN
The UW-Whitewater bills students for their tuition and fees via the campus email address system. Student Accounts emails e-Billing notifications, which allow a student to click on a link and view their bill.
FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS
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.
PAYMENT, BILLING AND COLLECTION POLICIES
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires all students to comply with the following billing policies:
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.
To determine a student’s withdrawal date, the University uses the date students notify the Registrar’s Office of their official withdrawal. Any questions regarding the withdrawal process should be directed to the Registrar’s Office.
REFUND SCHEDULE FOR WITHDRAWALS OR DROPS
Week of Session
|Session Length||Wk. 1||Wk. 2||Wk. 3||Wk. 4||There-After|
|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|
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 overpayments (refunds) will be mailed after the term begins. Students may set up a direct deposit account for refunds through the eBill site. For additional information, see our website: http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/sfs/eRefund.pdf.
Specific information on the amount or type of financial aid refunds is privileged and will not be given over the telephone.