UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Non-resident Tuition Waiver

Non-resident domestic students enrolled beginning Fall 2016 and later:

All U.S. students, other than those who qualify under the following programs, may be eligible for the Study in Wisconsin - non-resident tuition waiver program:

  • Wisconsin state resident rate;
  • Return to Wisconsin tuition discount;
  • Minnesota state reciprocity tuition rate; or
  • Midwest Student Exchange tuition rate (students who are residents of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska or North Dakota).

Additionally, students who are admitted and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate special pricing program (e.g. Early Childhood Degree completion, MBA, etc.) do not qualify for the Study in Wisconsin - non-resident tuition waiver.

Undergraduate students must be pursuing a first bachelor's degree to qualify for this program. Graduate students must be pursuing a first master's degree or must not have received a doctoral or first professional degree considered equal to or higher than a master's degree.

Study in Wisconsin - non-resident tuition waiver amounts:

  • First Year of Enrollment: $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for a full-time student.
  • Years 2 through 5 with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or better: $4,000 ($2,000 per semester) for a full-time student.
  • Years 2 through 5 with a cumulative grade point average greater than or equal to 2.0 (3.0 for graduate students) but less than 3.25: $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for a full-time student.

A Full-Time student is defined as:

  • Undergraduate: Enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Graduate: Enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 8 credit hours per semester.

An eligible student may receive no more than 10 semesters of the Study in Wisconsin - non-resident tuition waiver.

Qualifying non-resident students enrolled prior to Fall of 2016

The University of Wisconsin–River Falls awards $2500 annual partial tuition waivers to all eligible out-of-state domestic and international students on a first-come-first-served basis until the state allotment expires.

Eligibility Requirements for all international and out-of-state domestic students, other than those utilizing MN reciprocity, Return to Wisconsin, or Midwest Higher Education Compact Student Exchange:

  • Admitted in good academic standing to an undergraduate or graduate degree, certificate or ELT program.
  • Admitted to a program that is assessed non-resident tuition.
  • All International Students must demonstrate:  F-1 status, OR current F-1 status applicant (outside the U.S.), OR U.S. citizen whose place of legal residence is outside the United States. 

Awarding:

  • All out-of-state domestic students must fill out a FAFSA (even if they have no financial need) in order to be awarded this waiver. 
  • All international students will see the waiver credited on the financial statement at the time of admissions.
  • The $2500 is an academic year annual award, and will be divided in half and applied to each semester accordingly.
  • Waivers are automatically renewable subject to funding availability and student eligibility requirements:  Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment with a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA each semester and domestic students must fill out the FAFSA each aid year. 
  • Eligible international students may receive an additional tuition waiver if they take 6 or more credits in a summer term and if funds are available.  The flat award amount will be determined by the appropriate offices, depending on the remaining state allotment amount.