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 either an NTW Award or NTW Scholar Award. It is not possible to receive both awards.

A written personal statement and one or more letters of recommendation are encouraged. Athletic ability is not taken into consideration for the NTW Program.


  Nonresident Nonresident with NTW Award Nonresident with NTW Scholar Award Illinois, Iowa and Michigan Residents
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees* $21,797 $16,197 $14,297 $14,297
Graduate Tuition and Fees $18,140 $11,340 $9,040 $8,740

*Includes room and board

NTW Award and Scholar Award Criteria

  NTW Award NTW Scholar Award*
Undergraduate award amount $5,600 $7,500
Graduate award amount $6,800 $9,100
Percentage of nonresident tuition waived 75% 100%

*NTW Scholar Awards are competitive and awarded based on:

  1. Academic merit
  2. Potential contribution to campus diversity
  3. Personal essay and/or letters of recommendation
  4. Financial need
  5. Potential contributions to liberal education co-curricular initiatives

Illinois, Iowa and Michigan Students

Students from the Iowa, Illinois and Michigan are given special consideration through the NTW Program.

Award Conditions

NTW Awards are offered on a first-admitted, first-awarded basis, with particular consideration for the five NTW Scholar Award criteria and availability. Awards through the NTW Program are subject to the conditions in the NTW application and award letter.


Awards through the NTW Program are renewable and may be received for a total maximum of

  • five years (10 semesters) for freshmen students
  • three years (6 semesters) for graduate students

Awards for transfer students are adjusted according to their expected length of study.

Students must meet the requirements indicated on the NTW application in order to have their NTW renewed.