Non-Resident Tuition Waiver (NTW) Program

Through the Non-resident Tuition Waiver (NTW) Program, the university hopes to make the cost of studying at UW-Superior affordable to a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds.

Application Process

Students enrolled in a fully-online degree program are not charged non-resident tuition and therefore are not eligible for the NTW Program.

Admitted students who submit an NTW application will automatically be given consideration for an NTW Award or an NTW Scholar Award based upon academic merit and/or financial need. It is not possible to receive both awards.

All tuition and fee amounts below are estimated for the 2018/19 Academic Year:

  Nonresident Nonresident with NTW Award Nonresident with NTW Scholar Award
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees $15,682 $10,382 $8,482
Graduate Tuition and Fees $18,345 $11,945 $9,645

For information on room and board pricing, please see Residence Life.

NTW Award and Scholar Award Criteria

NTW Scholar Award and NTW Award amounts below are estimates for the 2018/19 Academic Year and could be subject to change.

Undergraduate Students

Requirements for Eligibility NTW Scholar Award NTW Award
GPA of 3.4 or higher $7,200  
GPA of 2.9 to 3.3   $5,300
GPA of 2.9 or higher GPA, and Pell Grant eligibility $7,200  
GPA of 2.5 to 2.9, and Pell Grant eligibility   $5,300

All GPAs will be based on a 4.0 scale when evaluating NTW eligibility.

  1. U.S. high school GPAs will be converted by the Office of Admissions if not currently on a 4.0 scale.
  2. International grades will be converted by the Office of International Programs to a 4.0 scale.
  3. Transfer student GPAs will be calculated based upon a weighted average of all completed college course work.
  4. UW-Superior returning students who have previously received the NTW will be considered for the NTW Scholar Award with a GPA of 3.4 or higher and 24 credits hours complete or the NTW Award if below a 3.4 and in good academic standing with 24 credit hours complete. Award amount will be based off of the 2018/19 Awards, regardless of the award amounts when a student first attended UWS .

Graduate Students

Requirements for Eligibility NTW Scholar Award NTW Award
GPA of 3.4 or higher $8,700  
GPA of 2.9 to 3.3   $6,400

Award Conditions

Awards through the NTW Program are subject to the conditions in the NTW application, the award letter, and at the discretion of the NTW Council. Awards will be made on a rolling basis after admission is offered.

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

The UW-Superior is also a member of the Midwest Student Exchange Program. A student cannot qualify for both the Non-Resident Tuition Waiver and the MSEP, but the MSEP may serve as an alternative for students who do not qualify for the NTW. There are no academic merit requirements for the MSEP, but a student must have legal residence in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota or Ohio.

The value of the MSEP is approximately 150% of the non-resident tuition price, which is approximately $3,600 for the 2018/19 academic year. Students wishing to be considered for the MSEP should complete the NTW application at the top of this page, since NTW eligibility will be considered before MSEP eligibility. 

Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions.