Credit Courses at a Distance Fees

The fee schedules for the distance credit courses are as follows:

  • Wisconsin residents: $742.55 per credit
  • Minnesota residents: $982.71 per credit
  • Out-of-state residents: $1,575.48 per credit

For details on qualifying for Wisconsin residency, please visit the Office of the Registar's FAQs.

Online e-Check Payment

UW–Madison accepts online e-check payments for tuition and fees. If payment has not been received by the end of the second week of class, a late fee of $100 will be placed on your account. Students who have not paid tuition/fees for prior terms will have holds placed on their records. Holds will prevent registration for a new term until tuition payment is made.

A $20 “returned check” charge applies to all dishonored checks tendered by the university. Students will be required to submit cash, cashier's check or money order to replace the returned check. In addition, the late payment fee of $100 could be assessed to the fee/tuition account if full fee/tuition payment is not made by the end of the second week of class.

Credit Card Payment

You may pay your tuition online via credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) by the end of the first week of class. Please allow time for technical issues. Any payments made after the deadline will result in a $100 late payment fee. The address listed with your payment should be the address to where the credit card bill is sent.

Please be certain that your credit card issuer will allow the full amount of your invoice to be charged to your credit card at one time. We are not responsible for late payment charges that may be assessed due to credit cards rejected at the time of processing, or if we cannot charge the full invoice amount due to limits placed on your account.

Any student with a foreign billing address may (ccdtuition @ for assistance in processing transactions at or call (608) 262-0498.

Your name is not automatically dropped from the list of registered students if you do not pay your tuition. If you register for a course, you are responsible for payment of all fees unless you officially drop the course by the deadline.

Further information about the tuition process can be found at the Bursar's Web site.

Can I get a refund if I drop a course?

Refunds are determined on the basis of the date the Department of Engineering Professional Development is notified of your intention to drop a course:

  • 100% refund during the first two weeks of the semester.
  • 50% refund if class is dropped during weeks three or four.
  • There is no refund after week four.

What should I do if a company or government agency is paying all or part of my tuition?

Send an email with an attached letter or purchase order (ccdvouchers at that includes the following information:

  • A formal authorization to pay
  • Student name
  • Student campus ID number
  • Terms to be covered
  • Amount to be paid
  • Contact person
  • Invoice instructions
  • Special instructions

The student is ultimately responsible for payment of the invoice and should check their account to confirm the voucher has been completed. If the sponsor is not paying the entire amount, the student must pay the remaining balance before the deadline date to avoid the late payment fee. If the sponsor authorization is received after the deadline date, the late payment fee will be charged.


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