Nonresident Fee Waiver

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.

Effective Date:   Fall 2010 Admissions

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. 


  • 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.