Return to Wisconsin

UW System Return to Wisconsin Program

General Description

The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System has authorized a program offering discounted tuition to the nonresident children and grandchildren of eligible alumni who have received a degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Participants in the program will pay a lower tuition rate which represents a 25% reduction from the regular, non-resident undergraduate academic fee rate. The reduction does not apply to tuition differentials, segregated fees, special course fees, housing and/or food service plans or any other fees. The program offers no preferential treatment with respect to admissions.


Qualifying Alumni
The program is open to students whose parent or grandparent graduated (with associates, bachelors, masters or doctoral degree) from the institution the student will be attending . For purposes of this program, parents include biological, adoptive, step or legal parents and/or legal guardians. Grandparents are defined as the biological or adoptive parent of a person who has a biological or adopted child.

Qualifying Student
Eligible Non-resident students include those from states other than Wisconsin and Minnesota as well as residents of US territories and foreign countries.

The program is open to all new and continuing non-resident students.

Documentation of Eligibility

Participating students will be asked to submit a signed and notarized certification attesting to their relationship to an eligible alumnus .

Application and Documentation of Eligibility

The form should be sent to: Admissions Office, 410 S. 3rd St. River Falls, WI 54022.

Relevant Fees

The 25 percent discount under this program applies to the total non-resident academic fees normally assessed to non-resident students. It does not apply to differential tuitions, segregated fees, housing, food service or other fees which may be assessed to these students.

Limits on Benefit

There are no limits as to the duration and/or cumulative benefit which may accrue to students under this program as long as the student remains in good standing and makes satisfactory academic progress as defined by the institution under US Department of Education guidelines for federal Financial Aid programs.

The program does not apply to graduate program tuition and fees.


This program cannot displace resident students at the institution. Enrollments will be considered outside the institution's enrollment management target.

The program offers no preference with respect to admissions . All participants are subject to the same admission criteria as other students seeking to attend the institution.

The program discount applies only to the regular non-resident tuition rates . All other applicable fees, charges and expenses are not to be discounted.

Contact Us

Admissions Office
103 Rodli Hall
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.