Financing Your Graduate Education

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For the 2016-2017 academic year, full-time (6-14 credits) tuition will be $16,240 for in-state residents and $25,120 for nonresidents per year.

Teaching, research, and administrative assistantships and fellowships provide the most common forms of support for graduate students. Assistantships may include a stipend, cost of tuition and a health premium for university-subsidized comprehensive health insurance. The health insurance package offers, moreover, dental and dependent coverage with premiums substantially subsidized by the University. Graduate assistants may expect to pay a small percentage of the premium. 

Since departments award assistantships appointments as well as other field-specific fellowships and traineeships, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies in your program for more information. If program funds are limited, students may find campus-wide assistantships through the Graduate Assistantship Employment Office.

If you are a resident of Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Manitoba, you may qualify for reciprocity. What you pay depends upon your state of residence and the program to which you are admitted.