Tuition and Related Fees
Undergraduate fees are set by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents and are subject to change without notice. The amount includes tuition and fees such as the Student Technology Fee and Student Activity Fee. However, it does not include meals, housing, lab and material fees charged in some courses, or the miscellaneous fees listed elsewhere in this section of the catalog.
The fees listed below are for one semester, full-time undergraduate students. They are for comparison purposes only because we must prepare this catalog in advance. All tuition, fees and other charges are expected to change yearly. For current tuition and fee listings, please visit the Bursar's Office website at http://www.uwsuper.edu//bursar/.
Tuition and fees for Fall Semester 2009
Tuition for online (Internet-based) classes during the 2009-2010 academic year was $260 per undergraduate credit and $490 per graduate credit. Each class had a $60 administrative fee. Online classes are charged separately from "traditional" classes; therefore, they are not included in the 12-18 credit tuition plateau.
(Example: An undergraduate student with Wisconsin residency enrolled for 12 traditional and three online credits in 2009 would be charged $3,368.03 for the traditional credits plus an additional $780 plus the $60 lab fee for the online credits).
For current semester costs, prospective students should refer to the Fee Schedule and Payment Information and Due Dates available on the Bursar's Office website at http://www.uwsuper.edu/bursar/.
Wisconsin requires payment of nonresident tuition by students who are residents of states other than Wisconsin.
For undergraduate students, residency status is determined at the time of admission. Residency status of graduate students is determined during the admission process to the Graduate Studies program.
A student's original resident status remains in effect unless the student requests and is granted reclassification. Such requests should be addressed to the Registrar's Office before the beginning of the semester in which reclassification is to take effect.
Full and partial waivers of the nonresident portion of tuition are available on a limited basis to those who qualify. These waivers include the Tuition Award Program (TAP) and the nonresident tuition remission.
To qualify for exemption from paying nonresident tuition, you must meet one of these qualifications:
- You were a bona fide resident of Wisconsin for one full year (12 months) before the beginning of your first semester.
- You have been continuously employed full time by a private business located in Wisconsin, and you were relocated to the state for business purposes by your current employer. If so, you, your spouse and your dependents qualify to pay resident fees provided the member of your family applying to UW-Superior demonstrates intent to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin.
- You moved to Wisconsin for employment purposes and accepted your current employment before applying for admission to UW-Superior. If so, you, your spouse and your dependents qualify to pay resident fees provided the member of your family applying to UW-Superior demonstrates intent to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin.
- You are a nonresident member of the armed forces (family included) stationed in Wisconsin.
- You are a minor student and your parents have been bona fide residents of Wisconsin for 12 months before the beginning of your first semester.
- You are a minor student whose last surviving parent was a bona fide resident of Wisconsin 12 months preceding his or her death.
- You are a minor student who is an orphan and have lived substantially in Wisconsin during your years of minority and at least 12 months before the beginning of your first semester.
Intent to become a bona fide resident of Wisconsin may be demonstrated or proved by several factors, including but not limited to: filing Wisconsin income tax returns; eligibility to vote in Wisconsin; motor vehicle registration in Wisconsin; possession of a Wisconsin driver's license; place of employment; and self support.
However, if you enter and remain in Wisconsin principally to obtain an education, you are presumed to continue to reside outside the state. That presumption continues in effect until rebutted by clear and convincing evidence of bona fide residence.
The Registrar's Office can assist students in determining whether they qualify as bona fide Wisconsin residents.
The Minnesota-Wisconsin Reciprocity Agreement enables Minnesota residents attending UW-Superior to pay the same tuition rate they would pay at a similar state institution in Minnesota. This offers a substantial savings over the nonresident fee.
To take part in this program, Minnesota students must file for and receive reciprocity before the end of their first semester of enrollment. We recommend students file for reciprocity before the semester starts or as early as possible. It is the student's responsibility to apply for reciprocity. Failure to apply for and receive reciprocity will cause the student to be liable for paying nonresident tuition and fees.
The Minnesota Higher Education Services Office requests that students apply for Minnesota Reciprocity online from any internet access computer at: www.ohe.state.mn.us.
Questions about eligibility, the application process, or technical assistance should be directed to the Minnesota Education Services Office at (800) 657-3866.
Auditing Classes Credit Fee Policy
- Wisconsin residents age 60 or older (as of the first day of classes) will not pay tuition. All other senior citizens will pay a percentage of the per-credit fee based on residency.
- Disabled Wisconsin residents who are receiving disability benefits under either Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program will not pay fees.
- Students taking courses for credit who are also auditing a course will pay full fees, just as if all courses were for credit. For example, a student who is taking two three-credit courses for credit and auditing another three-credit course will pay the fees for nine credits, including segregated fees.
- Audit-only students have the option to pay segregated fees if access to segregated fee-funded services is desired. If segregated fees are not paid, access for audit-only students is limited to the library and non-segregated fee-funded activities of the student union.
- Audit-only students will pay a percentage of the per-credit fee based on residency:
a. Wisconsin residents under age 60 pay 30 percent of incidental fees (rounded).
b. Nonresidents pay 50 percent of incidental fees and nonresident tuition (rounded).
c. Minnesota residents pay 30 percent of incidental fees and reciprocity fee (rounded). Minnesota residents must apply for and receive reciprocity from the State of Minnesota. If they do not receive reciprocity, they will be considered the same as nonresidents and will pay according to that schedule.
Lab fees and where they must be paid are listed in the Class Schedule. Some lab fees are added to the student's academic fee bill and are payable at the Cashier's Office. Other lab fees require payment at the first class meeting and are paid directly to the vendor conducting the class.
Add Fee - A $20 fee must accompany any late add that occurs during the last week of classes or thereafter.
Admission Fee - A $44 fee must accompany each application for admission to an undergraduate program. A $56 must accompany each application for admission to a graduate program.
Graduation Fee - A $50 fee must accompany each application for both an undergraduate and graduate degree.
Parking Permit - A parking permit is required to park in university lots. Permits may be purchased at the Campus Welcome Center, located at Catlin Avenue and Belknap Street.
Drop Fee - A drop fee of $18 will be assessed for each transaction (independent of number of credits) processed after the second week of classes.
Withdrawal Fee - A withdrawal fee of $50 will be charged to students who withdraw after the semester begins and during the refund period. Students who are de-registered for nonpayment after the semester begins also will be charged $50.
Re-registration Fee - A $25 re-registration fee will be charged to all students who are de-registered for nonpayment, petition for re-admittance, and are allowed back into classes. If the re-registration activity occurs during the last week of classes or thereafter, the fee is increased to $50.
Late Payments Fees - A $75 late payment fee will be charged if the required down payment is not made by the end of the first week of school. This will be pro-rated for part-time students.
New Student Orientation Fee - A $105 orientation fee will be assessed to all new freshmen and transfer students.
International Student Service Fee - A $100 international student service fee will be assessed to all international students each term of enrollment.
Current information should be obtained by referring to the Fee Schedule and Payment Information and Due Dates published each semester at http://www.uwsuper.edu/bursar. A Schedule of Student Fees is also available in the Cashier's Office, Old Main, Room 208, before each semester begins.
Fees can be paid at the Cashier's Office, Old Main, Room 208. Fees can also be paid by mail or dropped in the Night Depository slot outside Old Main, Room 208.
The exact due dates can be found in the Fee Payment Information published each semester. Failure to comply with these due dates will cause registration to be canceled. This includes students receiving financial aid.
Financial aid may be used to meet the minimum payment due as long as financial aid recipients have completed all necessary requirements to have the aid disbursed by the payment deadline.
The university has adopted electronic billing, therefore, no billing statements will be mailed to students. Billing statements for Fall Semester will be available for viewing or printing through the My E-Hive portal at http://www.uwsuper.edu/ on or shortly after August 1 and for Spring Semester after January 1. Students unable to access the My E-Hive portal should contact the Computing and Media Services Help Desk at (715) 394-8300 or 1-800-806-2890 for login and password assistance. The Cashier's Office will send an e-mail reminder to all registered students' university e-mail accounts informing them to view their bills prior to the payment due date. Failure to access bills online will not excuse any payment due dates or late payment fees.
Terms and Conditions of Fee Payment
New students must sign and return a terms and conditions form. This is our confirmation that you actually plan to attend and agree to the terms and conditions of fee payment.
Fee Payment Options for Fall and Spring Terms *
The following options are being review and are subject to change. Please visit the Bursar's Office website for up-to-date payment options. http://www.uwsuper.edu/bursar/payment/index.cfm
Option 1: Pay tuition and fees in full by the end of the first week of the term.
Option 2: Make a $100 down payment by the end of the first week of the term and pay the balance before the sixth week of the term. This date is published on the bursar's web page as the first installment date.
Option 3: Make a $100 down payment by the end of the first week of the term and pay balance in two installment; half by the sixth week of the term and the balance by the tenth week of the term.
* Note: To avoid finance charges pay the balance using option 1 or 2. Beginning the seventh week of the fall and spring semester a finance charge will be added to the unpaid balance on each bill at a monthly periodic rate of 1-1/2 percent (annual percentage rate of 18 percent). All students are assumed to be on the partial payment plan when they sign the terms and conditions form and until all fees are paid in full.
Financial aid recipients must complete the necessary requirements for the Financial Aid Office by the due dates set in order to use financial aid for the $100 down payment. Billing dates for the remaining payments will be published on the Bursar's Office website.
Use of the partial payment plan does not imply that a student can withdraw from school and be excused from the remaining payment for the semester. This plan merely defers portions of the fees to be paid later in the term. If a student withdraws after the refund period ends in the fourth week, fees must be paid in full. A withdrawal fee of $50 will be charged all students who withdraw after the semester begins and during the refund period. Students who are deregistered for non-payment after the semester begins will also be charged $50. Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
Late Payment Fees
All students are required to make the down payment by the end of the first week of classes. After that, a late payment fee of $75 will be assessed to full-time students (prorated for part-time students) in the second session week and thereafter. Deregistration will be considered in the fourth session week for students who have not made payment or payment arrangements.
Refund of Fees
Unless requested, refunds of less than $5 will not be processed.
Tuition refunds may be made as a result of withdrawal from the university or reduction in the number of enrolled credits. Refunds are pro-rated according to the following schedule:
Fee refund schedule for withdrawals and class drops below full time for full-term courses (excluding summer session):
- First and second week 100 percent refund
- Third and fourth week 50 percent refund
- Thereafter 0 percent refund
The refund may be returned to financial aid programs if payment was from financial aid proceeds.
Official withdrawal forms are available in the Registrar's Office, Old Main, Room 139. Students are considered enrolled unless an official withdrawal card is on file. Refunds are based on the date of withdrawal. The date of withdrawal is determined by the Registrar's Office when the proper withdrawal form is filed in the Registrar's Office.
Official Drop/Add forms are available in the Registrar's Office, Old Main, Room 139. During the 100-percent refund period, a student who adds and drops credits shall be assessed additional fees or receive a refund based on the net result of those adds and drops. After the 100-percent refund period (starting with the third week), students will be assessed for all adds and drops. A drop fee of $18 will be assessed for each transaction (independent of number of credits dropped) processed after the second week of classes.
Room and Board, Residence Hall Deposit
Housing and meal plan refunds are made on a weekly pro-rated basis. A session week is defined to end as of 11:59 p.m. each Saturday. Refunds are made in accordance with provisions found in the Housing Contract.
Miscellaneous refunds are made if the department assessing the fee requests the Cashier's Office to process a refund. If you believe you are entitled to a refund of a miscellaneous fee, check with the department assessing the fee.
Financial Aid Refunds
Most financial aid is applied directly to the student's account. A refund will be issued for any amount of aid that exceeds the student's charges. Financial aid and tuition refunds will be disbursed via the Higher One Easy Refund Card. With the Higher One card, students will elect to have their refunds (1) deposited electronically to a Higher One checking or debit account, (2) deposited electronically to a checking account of the student's choice, or (3) receive a paper check in the mail. Student must activate the card and select their refund choice.
Through a contractual relationship with Higher One, UW-Superior offers optional bank accounts that are linked to the Higher One card. Students, faculty, and staff are not required to open an account with Higher One, and they do not need to have a Higher One account in order to use services, such as meal plans, and the library. Many financial institutions are available within the community to meet personal banking needs, and UW-Superior encourages everyone to consider all options. UW-Superior followed a competitive procurement process in selecting and contracting with Higher One and, as part of that contract, receives financial consideration that is used to pay the administrative cost of the program. Any revenue exceeding the program cost will be spent on student programs as defined by the student government.