165 Excess Credit Policy

Students pursuing their initial undergraduate degree who have accumulated over 165 total credits will be assessed a very significant surcharge – 100% of the usual in-state tuition rate for credits above 165. The 165 credit total which will trigger this surcharge includes all credits earned at any UW campus, as well as credits earned at any Wisconsin Technical College System institution and accepted for degree credit at a UW System institution. The intent of this policy is to encourage students to complete the bachelor’s degree in a reasonable time frame. Note that this is a UW System-wide policy, not a policy of UW-Milwaukee.