Western Hemisphere - Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs for International Students from Europe and the Western Hemisphere

Students who are citizens of a country in Europe or the Western Hemisphere (including the Caribbean, Canada and Latin America) are given special consideration for an NTW Scholar Award. In most cases, such students who qualify for admission will also be eligible for an NTW Scholar Award.

NTW Scholar Awards waive 100% of the non-resident portion of tuition, rounded down to the nearest $100 each academic year. Awards through the NTW Program do not waive any part of the resident portion of tuition and are subject to the terms of the application and award letter.

Since 2006, the non-resident portion of tuition for undergraduate students has been approximately $7,575 each year.  As a result, the NTW Scholar Award has been worth $7,500 per year. This is subject to change for future academic years.

 Tuition and Fees for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Resident Tuition, Fees, Non-resident Surcharge


(NTW Scholar Award)

- $7,500

Net Tuition*


*Flat tuition and fee rate for students taking 12-18 credits per semester.

 Tuition, Fees, Room and Meals for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Net Tuition & Fees with NTW Award


Double Room & Meals


Total Tuition, Fees, Room and Meals


The figures above do not include medical insurance, which is required and costs $1,450 for 12 months of coverage, or books and supplies, for which students should budget approximately $950 per year. Also not included above are personal expenses, which each individual student ultimately determines. We estimate that students should budget at least $1,800 per year for personal expenses. Summer-related expenses are not included in the figures above.

Students who are offered an NTW Scholar Award and who seek F-1 student status must submit bank documents showing a balance of at least US$19,260 in order to be eligible for a Form I-20. Per U.S. regulations, this amount includes estimates for personal expenses and books & supplies, which will not be owed to the University. 

The average increase for university-related expenses in the U.S. is approximately 6% per year. In recent years, cost increases for UW-Superior international students have been 2-4% per year.

To apply for an award through the NTW Program, submit an NTW application.