Look around and you’ll find out fast how competitive our tuition is.

When you consider what you get in return—a great education and better job prospects—it’s beyond worth it.

  • Tuition: What you pay for instruction

  • Fees: What you pay for books, sales tax, equipment required for classes, etc.

Cost per Credit

Your total cost depends on number of credits, type of classes and your residency status.

Per Credit Tuition for Career-Focused Programs

(technical diplomas, associate degrees, certificates and vocational courses)

  • In-state: $143.45
  • Out-of-state: $215.18

Per Credit Tuition for Liberal Arts Transfer Courses

(classes you plan to put toward a bachelor’s degree)

  • In-state: $188.90
  • Out-of-state: $283.35

More About “Fees,” Please…

These per-credit fees cover everything from activities to book rental to parking:

  • $9.19: supplemental fee, Madison or online career-focused classes
  • $11.24: supplemental fee, Madison or online liberal arts transfer classes
  • $2.25: regional campus classes
  • $7: Textbook Rental fee
  • $1.43: academic achievement fee, per credit career-focused classes
  • $1.89: academic achievement fee, liberal arts transfer
  • $27: commuter services flat fee
  • $10: all classes that meet 50% or more online include this per credit fee. 

Tuition and Fees Are Determined by WTCS

Minnesota students pay in-state tuition, thanks to a state reciprocity agreement.

Payments

You’ll be billed after you register for classes.

Pay online, in-person or get old school and send a check.

Payment Due Dates

  • Fall semester: September 30
  • Spring semester: February 15
  • Summer: June 30
Contact the Financial Aid Office

Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, A1000

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

financialaid@madisoncollege.edu
608.246.6170
608.243.4245

Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (Available by phone or email only)