Online-Only Students & Alternate Visa Situations
Students not on UW-Madison-issued F-1/J-1 visas have more flexibility in their enrollment. This group includes those studying with us online-only located outside of the U.S. taking part in special programs, individuals who hold dual citizenship, and those with other less-common visa situations.
Students without an enrollment requirement can enroll in as little as one credit or as many as 18 credits each fall or spring semester. Summer maximum enrollments vary by length of program.
All VISP students including this group are assessed tuition & fees on a per-credit basis using the chart to the left. This is based on the international column of the “Undergraduate & Special” tuition rate from the Bursar’s Office website.
Note: depending on your visa status, you may only be charged the non-resident rate instead of the international student rate, which would result in a nominal cost savings. If your bill is slightly lower than the amount listed here, that is likely the reason.
In addition to the amounts listed on the chart to the left, students will be charged a one-time official document fee of $130 by the Registrar’s Office their first term of enrollment to cover future transcript requests and other documents. Additional fees may include electronic textbook fees, late payment fees, returned check fees, etc.