Financial Information

Tuition

Because tuition charges are subject to change, current figures are not published in the catalog. For specific information related to tuition refer to the Center for Distance Learning Tuition.

Tuition deadlines are published on the academic calendar.  Payment plans that extend into the semester are not available.

Textbooks

Textbook information is provided at the time of registration. Students must have textbook(s) prior to the first day of class. Be sure to match the title, author, edition, and ISBN to ensure purchasing the correct textbook. International editions may not be compatible with courses. 

Financial Aid

Financial aid is a complex area within student services that requires a great deal of specialized knowledge and information. An individual consultation with the Financial Aid Office is essential to understand the implications and proper procedures or options available. NOTE: Special Students and International Students are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Students admitted to a degree program (matriculated), may qualify for federal financial aid, including loans. Eligibility for loans will be determined after completion of the U.S. Department of Education’s online financial aid application. The priority date for filing is March 15 (not a deadline).

The process of determining eligibility for financial aid takes approximately eight weeks. To receive financial aid forms or to have financial aid questions answered, contact:

Financial Aid Office
204 Brigham Hall
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099
Email: finaid@uwplatt.edu
Phone: 608.342.1836

In all correspondence with the Financial Aid Office, students should indicate they are taking classes at a distance.

Educational loans are available to students who are regular degree seeking students enrolled at least half-time (5 or more credits for graduate and 6 or more credits for undergraduate). Students enrolled as “special” are not eligible for financial aid. To be considered for loans, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

​For information about loan eligibility, please visit the financial aid website.

Veterans Benefits

Veterans benefits are available to students who are eligible for educational entitlement from the Veterans Administration or from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.  Students should contact the certifying official in 322 Royce Hall, 608.342.7351.

Refunds

There are variations of a refund period.  Visit the Academic Calendar for specific refund dates.  To learn more about how refunds are processed, visit the Center for Distance learning Refund Policy page.