TUITION (Program and material fees): Established annually by the Wisconsin Technical College System according to Wisconsin state statutes.
NON-RESIDENT tuition: Out-of-state students and international students are responsible for paying nonresident fees. Due to a reciprocity agreement, Minnesota residents pay in-state tuition. In all cases, the individual student is responsible for proving their residency status.
Enrollment Related Fees
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT FEE: This $1.26 per credit fee is charged for degree credit classes only. Fees provide expanded service hours, personnel and self-service and online resources that support academic success at all campuses.
COMMUTER SERVICES SUPPLEMENTAL FEE: This $46 fee ($26 for summer session) is charged when you take at least one degree credit at any Madison campus. It covers:
- Madison Metro bus passes.
- Campus-to-campus shuttle services.
- Parking permit fees. If you are not taking degree credit classes, you may purchase a parking permit, if required, for $25.00 per academic term.
- Para-Transit services.
- Madison B-Cycle System access throughout the city.
- Learn more about the commuter fee and related services.
SUPPLEMENTAL FEE, MADISON OR REGIONAL CAMPUS: This fee supports co-curricular activities and programming including student newspapers, athletics, performing arts, Student Senate, leadership programs, clubs and associations, the Programs and Activities Council, the Student Life Office and provides access to the Madison College Fitness Center.
ONLINE COURSE FEE: All online (internet-based) classes include a $10 per credit fee. There is a minimum charge of $10 for classes below one credit.
Online course tuition is charged at state resident levels regardless of your residency status.
THE above FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE UNLESS THE COLLEGE CANCELS THE COURSE OR YOU WITHDRAW BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN.
ADMISSION APPLICATION FEE:
One of the following is required when you apply for a program.
- $30 - Domestic (US) student
- $50 - International student
- $15 - Certificate admission fee
This is non-refundable.
ADVANCE RESERVATION FEE: You will be asked to make a $50 payment to reserve your place on a program wait list. You must pay this fee within 30 days of receiving your offer to either be placed on a wait list or given a priority date for petitioning.
The $50 will be applied to tuition and fees after you register for classes.
If you have been accepted off the wait list but choose to cancel your acceptance, you may request a refund of the $50 as long as it hasn’t been applied to an outstanding debt at the college. You must make your request no later than July 1 for the fall semester or December 5 for the spring semester. If you are still on the waitlist, there is no deadline for canceling your wait list spot and requesting the refund.
GRADUATION FEE: When you expect to graduate, you are required to pay a graduation fee. This is to be paid regardless of attendance at the graduation ceremony. You can request a refund of this fee if you are dropped for academic, medical or other reasons, or withdrawn of your own volition. You will be notified of this fee when you receive graduation information.
PARKING FEE: If you wish to park at Truax or the Commercial Avenue Education Center you will be required to obtain and display a Madison College parking permit. The permit costs are included in the $46 commuter services supplemental fee. If you are a non-degree or regional campus student, you may purchase a parking permit for $25 if planning to park at a campus requiring a permit. You may order a parking permit through your myMadisonCollege Student Center.
TEXTBOOKS AND CLASS MATERIALS: Students purchase their own textbooks and class materials as required. To find your books at the Madison College Bookstore:
- Find your subject and course using the last six digits of the eight-digit Catalog Number. This number will lead you to the general area in the bookstore where books for your classes are located.
- The five-digit class number identifies the particular class you are taking. Look for this number to find the book or books for your class.