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.

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

Tuition for career-focused programs, per credit

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

  • In-state: $141.00
  • Out-of-state: $211.50

Tuition for liberal arts transfer courses, per credit

(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:

  • $11.44: supplemental fee, Madison or online career-focused classes
  • $14.54: supplemental fee, Madison or online liberal arts transfer classes
  • $3.25: regional campus classes
  • $7: Textbook Rental fee
  • $1.41: academic achievement fee, career-focused classes
  • $1.89: academic achievement fee, liberal arts transfer
  • $27: commuter services flat fee
  • $10: WTCS online course flat fee

Tuition and fees are determined by WTCS

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


You’ll be billed after you register for classes.

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

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



  • Monday – Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Wednesday – Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm