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Semester Costs

Minnesota Students
Online Courses Fees
Student Identification Cards (SID) Paying Fees
Residency Status

Refund of Fees

 


 

Tuition and Fees

 

Semester Costs

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.

 

Tuition and fees for Fall Semester - 2005

Resident                       $2,594.00

Minnesota Resident      $2,770.50

Nonresident                  $7,617.00

 

Online Courses

Tuition for online (Internet-based) classes during the 2005-2006 academic year was $203 per undergraduate credit and $395 per graduate credit. Each class had a $40 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 2005 would be charged $2593.80 for the traditional credits plus an additional $649 for the online credits.)

 

For current semester costs, prospective students should refer to the Schedule of Student Fees, Fee Payment Information or Class Schedule available on campus each semester and on our web site at http://www.uwsuper.edu/fees/

 

Student Identification Cards (SID)

All registered students must possess a Student Identification card. SID cards, which must be validated after fee payment each semester, are required to draw books from the library and for other campus activities. See the beginning section of each semester's Class Schedule for additional information about SID cards and validation services.

 

Residency Status

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:

 

1. You were a bona fide resident of Wisconsin for one full year (12 months) before the beginning of your first semester.

 

2. 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 an intent to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin.

 

3. 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 an intent to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin.

 

4. You are a nonresident member of the armed forces (family included) stationed in Wisconsin.

 

5. 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.

 

6. You are a minor student whose last surviving parent was a bona fide resident of Wisconsin 12 months preceding his or her death.

 

7. 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.

 

Minnesota Students

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. Contact the Admissions Office for current Minnesota tuition and fees information.

 

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.mheso.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.

 

Fees

 

Auditing Classes Credit Fee Policy 

            1. 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.

            2. 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.

            3. 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.

            4. 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.

5. 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

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.

 

Miscellaneous Fees

 

Add Fee: A $20 fee must accompany any late add that occurs during the last week of classes or thereafter.

 

Admission Fee A $35 fee must accompany each application for admission to an undergraduate program. A $45 fee must accompany each application for admission to a graduate program.

 

Graduation Fee A $25 fee must accompany each application for undergraduate degree. A $25 fee must accompany each application for 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 $70 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. The fee will be assessed to all new international students starting with the spring term, 2004.

 

Paying Fees

Current information should be obtained by referring to the Fee Payment Information published each semester at http://www.uwsuper.edu/fees/. This information sheet can also be picked up at the Cashier's Office, Old Main, Room 208, or the Registrar's Office, Old Main, Room 139, before each semester begins.

 

Payment Location

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.

 

Deadline

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 1st and for Spring Semester after January 1st. 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. 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.

 

Terms and Conditions of Fee Payment

 

Option 1: Pay tuition and fees in full by the end of the first week of the semester.

 

Option 2: Make a $100 down payment by the end of the first week of the semester. You will then be billed in two installments for the remaining balance.

 

A finance charge will have been 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 in the Class Schedule.

 

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

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):

 

-Second week 100 percent refund

 

-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.

 

Lab Fees

Lab fee refunds are made if the department charging the fee requests the Cashier's Office to process a refund. If you believe you are entitled to a refund of a lab fee, check with the department charging the fee.

 

Miscellaneous Fees

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.