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How to Pay for College at UW-Superior


University of Wisconsin-Superior

Yellowjacket Union 230
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8230

Text 715-817-5760

fax. 715-394-8407

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How to Pay for College at UW-Superior

The Basics Top of Page

Over 90 percent of UW-Superior students receive some type of financial aid, which can include scholarships, grants and loans. A lot of potential help is available if you invest a little time to understand all your options.

UW-Superior awarded more than $160,000 in new student scholarships to students enrolling in September 2010.

When you're ready to apply to UW-Superior, you can get more details about financial aid from our Financial Aid Office website or you can apply using the FAFSA -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Wondering what your estimated financial aid award will look like, complete the .

If you have questions that aren't answered here, please contact our Financial Aid Office at (715) 394-8200 or finaid@uwsuper.edu, or talk to an admissions counselor at (715) 394-8230 or admissions@uwsuper.edu.

Cost Top of Page

Undergraduate tuition is based on the number of credit hours you take each semester. These figures are for full-time students (12 or more credits) enrolled for a full academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and include fees. Tuition for online courses is charge separately at a different rate.

Estimated Full-time Undergraduate Tuition/Fees per year (Fall 2014-Spring 2015):

Wisconsin Resident:                           $7,994
Minnesota Resident:                           $8,257
Nonresident*                                      $15,567

*May be eligible for a NTW Waiver

Estimated Residence Hall costs per year (Fall 2014-Spring 2015):

Crownhart, Curran-McNeill-Ostrander, and Ross Halls
Double Room:                                     $3,400
Single Room:                                      $4,600

Ross/Hawkes Hall
Double Room:                                     $3,680
Single Room:                                      $4,880
Suite:                                                 $4,380

Estimated Meal Plan costs per semester (Fall 2014-Spring 2015):

Superior Plan:                                     $1,460/semester
(Unlimited access to the open dining venue plus $50 Jacket Cash per semester)

Black & Gold Plan:                             $1,245/semester

(135 meals and $125 Jacket Cash per semester)

For more details about tuition and payment options, you may wish to visit our Bursar's Office website. Select the appropriate link under Fee Schedules to see details about tuition costs.

Scholarships Top of Page

UW-Superior offers numerous scholarships and awards to recognize and encourage talented new freshman.

Many more scholarships are available for continuing students. Once you're enrolled, contact your academic department office for more information.

New Freshmen Scholarships

  • Numerous foundation scholarships awards ranging from $400 to $6500/year are available. Many are awarded to students on the basis of their intended major other criteria

Swenson Family Trust Scholarships

  • Ten scholarships for full tuition and books available to entering freshmen majoring in biology, chemistry, or mathematics.
  • The scholarship is good for up to four years.

UW-Superior Alumni Association Scholarships

  • Two $1000 scholarships are available for new freshmen students who are in the top 25% of their class.

Scholarship Application Process:

  • Your application for admission is your scholarship application.
  • If you meet the scholarship qualifications, you will be asked to submit additional items by February 15

Transfer Students

Once transfers have successfully completed one or more semesters here they may become eligible for our departmental scholarships.

Tuition Reciprocity Top of Page

Minnesota residents may be able to substantially reduce the amount of tuition they pay by filing for tuition reciprocity.

Tuition reciprocity allows Minnesota residents to attend UW-Superior and pay the same tuition rate they would pay as a Minnesota resident attending the Minnesota State University System. To qualify, students must file a reciprocity form before the end of their first semester of enrollment. You can apply through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education website.

For more information, contact our Admissions Office at (715) 394-8230 or admissions@uwsuper.edu.

Minnesota Reciprocity Video

Learn how to apply for Minnesota Reciprocity today!

Non-Resident Tuition Waiver (Tuition Award Programs) Top of Page


UW-Superior offers the Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Program (formerly the Tuition Award Program) for residents living outside Wisconsin and Minnesota.

NTW is a form of financial aid that enables the university to waive a portion of the out-of-state tuition normally charged to students from other states. This can substantially reduce tuition for students who live outside Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Additional information about the NTW program is available on the Non-Resident Tuition Waiver program page.

Complete the online form.

Veterans' Benefits Top of Page

Information and applications for veterans benefits may be obtained at the Registrar's Office in Old Main, room 139. Or you may call (715) 394-8234. Students attending UW-Superior under the GI Bill receive monthly payments from the Veterans Administration according to the number of semester hours for which they are enrolled.

To begin the application process, veterans leaving active duty must provide UW-Superior with a certified copy of their discharge papers (DD214). The county clerk's office in the county where you live can make a certified copy from your discharge papers if needed. Reservists and National Guard veterans must provide an original of DD 2384 Notice of Basic Eligibility. The commanding officer of your unit initiates this form.

Helpful links include United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and the Minnesota GI Bill Program


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