Tuition & Fees

Tuition charged to students is based on standard UW-Madison summer tuition rates. WISLI is committed to making our instruction as affordable as possible while keeping the highest quality of instruction, and assures all admitted students that they will receive scholarships so that the maximum out-of-pocket tuition cost to students will not exceed the predetermined tuition amount ($5000).

The tuition amount includes the UW-Madison segregated fees but does not include the cost of textbooks, living expenses, hiring a language partner (the typical rate of a language tutor being estimated at $15-$20/hr), or the new student transcript fee. Language partners are not required for the Multilanguage program itself, but may be a requirement for FLAS awardees.

The new student transcript fee will be charged by UW-Madison to any student who has never taken a course at UW-Madison. The fee is $130 and will be assessed only one time per student, with the benefit of unlimited transcript orders. If you have already taken a course at UW-Madison, you should not have to pay the fee.

International Students: May incur additional fees (such as the international services fee and/or an international tuition fee). Note: These fees will not be covered by funding opportunities such as the WISLI Tuition Scholarship. Please review the WISLI international students page carefully and feel free to view this international services fee infographic for more information. If you have questions, please reach out to either the International Student Services office ( and/or the Bursar’s office (

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has mandated that all international students and their dependents residing in this country be enrolled in the UW-Madison’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).  For further information, please contact the SHIP Program, University Health Services, (608)-265-5232.