Cost of Attendance

Estimated Cost of Attendance

These rates for tuition & fees and housing are current as of the 2020-2021 year. Updated rates will be available in late August 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The numbers below are to be used as a guide for estimating the cost of tuition, fees, and housing for the FISC 16-week program.

WI
Resident

IA, IL, MI, MN
Residents

Other
Residents
*

Tuition & Fees (12 credits)^

$5,423.20 $7,445.56 $19,367.08

On-Campus
Housing Options
(Meals Included)**

Continuous
7 Nights

$5,555 $5,555 $5,555

Weekday
5 Nights

$4,073 $4,073 $4,073

Optional Trainings
w/Certification~

$55 $55 $55

* For international students, there is an additional fee.

** All rooms based on double occupancy.

^ The minimum is 12 credits to receive a certificate. Additional credits incur an additional cost. There are also small costs associated with course materials, depending on the series of courses you choose.

~ There are many opportunities outside of the classroom for learning and skill building. You can expect that participating in a training with certification costs around $40-70.

Costs FAQ

TUITION & FEES

+How do I determine the cost of tuition & fees?

The tuition quoted above is an estimate. The final cost for tuition and fees will be determined at time of enrollment during FISC Orientation in mid-October. Tuition is charged on a per-credit structure per term.

+How is tuition billed?

Tuition will be billed through Tuition eBill, which you will be able to see in your MyUW Student Center in late October.

Tuition and fees are charged by term of enrollment and are dependent on the total number of credits you enroll in for that term.

Tuition and fee charges must be paid by the tuition due date indicated on the tuition and fee statement to avoid a late payment fee.

+When is tuition due?

Deadlines for payments can be found in the eBill (MyUW Student Center) once the student enrolls. Most students will be attending FISC Orientation and enrolling on these days; tuition bills will be sent shortly after and tuition will be due in early to mid-November (for Fall Term) and due in mid to late-January (Spring Term).

Tuition and fee charges must be paid by the tuition due date indicated on the tuition and fee statement to avoid a late payment fee.

+How can I pay for tuition?

Several payment options are available to FISC students. Payment options can be found here: https://bursar.wisc.edu/student-tuition-account/payment-methods

+Are payment plans available?

Payment plans are available to FISC students as long as plan enrollment is complete by September 30th of the current year for the upcoming Fall term. The program is called BadgerPay.

  1. If you enroll in the payment plan option by September 15, the student will be allowed 3 installments: 1/3 due at enrollment + a non-refundable $50 plan activation fee; 1/3 due on October 1 and the final 1/3 tuition due on November 1.
  1. If you enroll in the payment plan option after September 15, the plan will result in 2 installments: ½ of the tuition bill due upon enrollment + a non-refundable $50 plan activation fee followed by the final ½ installment due on November 1. We have been notified of three available private lenders who will process loans for students working towards certificates in FISC. If you are working with a financial institution that will not support you in securing a loan while attending FISC, please seek out one of these opportunities as potential lenders:

*If you apply, they will almost definitely need a cosigner but it doesn’t need to be the parent.

**Please notify us so we are able to communicate with the appropriate University staff in order to answer questions thoroughly.

+Who can I contact with questions?

Please contact the appropriate person at the Bursar’s Office or via phone at 608.262.3611.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

+How do I reserve my housing?

The application to reserve your housing through Lowell Center will be live in April 2021. Admitted students will receive communication about reserving their on-campus housing around that time.

+How is housing billed?

Housing through Lowell Center will be billed through eBill, which you will be able to see in your MyUW Student Center in October.

+When is housing payment due?

Information about the 2021-2022 year will be posted in April 2021.

+How can I pay for housing?

Information about the 2021-2022 year will be posted in April 2021.

+Who can I contact with questions?

Information about the 2021-2022 year will be posted in April 2021.