UWM is cost-competitive even for out-of-state applicants and particularly if you are applying as a student from a state participating in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP). Check UWM’s tuition rate schedules for the most up-to-date information. Also, to determine if you qualify for in-state tuition rates, check here for how residency is determined.
NOTE: Top out-of-state M.Arch graduate applicants may be eligible to receive in-state tuition, thanks to a program that allows SARUP to award in-state tuition to a limited number of M.Arch students from outside of Wisconsin each year. All new out-of-state M.Arch applicants will be automatically considered for this merit-based tuition reduction.
2020-2021 ANNUAL TUITION
School of Architecture & Urban Planning
Undergraduate (12-18 credits per semester)
- Wisconsin resident $9,254
- Minnesota reciprocity $13,357
- Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) $13,300
- Non-resident $21,119
Graduate (8-15 credits per semester)
- Wisconsin resident $11,864
- Minnesota reciprocity $18,743
- Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) $17,321
- Non-resident $25,282
Segregated Fees are included in the above rates. These are charges, in addition to instructional fees, assessed to all students for student services, activities, programs and facilities that support the mission of University of Wisconsin System institutions.
A $10 per credit Instructional Technology fee is assessed for any online or hybrid class in addition to the Segregated Fee.
In addition to the amounts above, differential tuition is charged for students enrolled in Department of Architecture courses. The differential tuition fees are set at $11.55 per credit for all courses at the 100-level, and $43.00 per credit for all courses the 200- through 800-level. Differential tuition enhances the quality of education in the School of Architecture & Urban Planning.
You can apply for financial aid (including filing your FAFSA) through the UWM financial aid site. A number of scholarships are available for students as well; apply for these via the UWM Scholarship Portal. Additional sources of funding are available to graduate students in the form of fellowships, travel awards, and teaching assistantships.