Flexible Learning for Non-Degree/Guest Students

A Wisconsin leader in higher education, UW-Milwaukee offers flexible learning options for non-degree/guest students.

Non-Degree or guest student learning options might be right for you if you are…

  • a recent high school graduate deferring college for now.
  • a current college student at another institution who is taking a break and staying close to home.
  • a high school student who wants a jump-start on general education college credits.
  • a college student looking for an alternative gap year experience.

The investment you make in your college education will pay off for the rest of your life. How much will studying at UWM cost? You can estimate the per credit cost* from the latest tuition table as a good guide. Generally, an in-state student will pay approximately $1,700 for a three-credit class taken during the fall or spring semesters.

Financial Aid
Non-degree and guest students are generally not eligible for financial aid. Exceptions can be made for those enrolled in eligible certificate programs or those taking prerequisite courses for admission to a UWM degree or certification program. Learn more here.

60+ and Disabled Student Auditors

Wisconsin residents who are 60 years of age or older may audit classes for free, on a space-available basis, in courses that are open to auditors and special students.

Additionally, disabled Wisconsin residents receiving disability insurance benefits under either the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program can also qualify to audit classes.

More information on this program can be found here: 60+/Disabled Student Auditors.