Tuition, Room and Board

A degree at UW-Stevens Point is a quality education that you can afford. Our tuition is one of the lowest in the State of Wisconsin and the Midwest. In addition, students can take advantage of our Text Rental program to save thousands of dollars on their books!

“Being a Pointer is being motivated, prepared, spirited and hard working.”

Brandon Willms
Health Science-Health Care Administration
Port Washington, WI

Undergraduate Students

The basic costs per semester are listed below for undergraduate students studying full time (12-18 credits) at UW-Stevens Point during the 2018-2019 school year. When planning your budget for college, you should also take into account the costs of travel to and from the university and personal expenses such as clothing, laundry, school supplies, phone calls and pizza parties.

Tuition and Fees* Double Room** Board ​Tota​l**
​Wisconsin Resident ​$4,154 $2,211 $1,550
Minnesota Resident ​$4,455
$2,211 $1,550
​MSEP Non-Resident*** $5,729 ​$2,211
Non-Resident ​$8,288 $2,211 $1,550
Wisconsin Resident
​Tuition and Fees *
​Double Room ** ​$2,130
​Board ​$1,435
​Total ** ​$7,799
Minnesota Resident
​Tuition and Fees *
​Double Room ** ​$2,210
​Board ​$1,435
​Total ** ​$7,969

MSEP Non-Resident
​Tuition and Fees *
​Double Room ** ​$2,210
​Board ​$1,435
​Total ** ​$9,374

​Tuition and Fees *
​Double Room ** ​$2,210
​Board ​$1,435
​Total ** ​$11,933

***Midwest Student Exchange Program for legal residents of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Ohio

* The total cost includes the following segregated fees: the University Center fee, the Student Activity fee, the Text Rental fee, the Student Health fee, the Municipal Services fee, the Health and Wellness fee, and the Green Fund fee.
**Double Room cost listed is the maximum cost option available for students; therefore, the total listed is maximum possible. Actual total semester cost will vary depending on the residential living option chosen by the student. 

Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition and Fee Tables

Graduate Students

Graduate students who attend classes full time at UW-Stevens Point will pay tuition and fees per semester as follows for the 2017-2018 school year.

Tuition and Fees*
​​Wisconsin Resident ​$4,651
​Minnesota Resident ​$5,185
​MSEP Non-Resident ​$6,499
​Non-Resident​​ ​$9,353

* The total cost includes tuition and six segregated fees: the University Center fee, the Student Activity fee, the Student Health fee, the Municipal Services fee, the Health Enhancement Center fee, and the United Council fee.

Part-Time and Special Students

Part-time (those taking fewer than 12 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits) or special students (those not currently seeking a degree) will pay tuition and fees at a varying per-credit rate. Students who are taking more than 18 credits will also pay tuition and fees at a per-credit rate for each credit over 18. Click here for the complete Undergraduate and Graduate Fee Tables.​

Please note that a $195.00 matriculation fee will appear on every new student's first tuition bill.  This fee covers Orientation programming, Convocation, First-Year Experience programming, and Commencement.  This is a one-time fee that will only appear on the first tuition bill. 


We value our students above everything else, so we invest heavily in their success. Pointer Payback scholarships are automatic beginning in fall 2018 and are offered to first-year and transfer students. In addition, a number of specialized scholarships are offered that require a separate scholarship application.

Pointer Payback Scholarships Available Fall 2018

Pointer Payback scholarships are automatic (no separate application is required) and available to incoming fall 2018 first-year and transfer students who meet these eligibility requirements*:

For first-year students
*$1,500 in Pointer Payback with:
  • 22+ ACT and top 25% or 3.50+ GPA
  • 23+ ACT and top 30% or 3.30+ GPA
  • 24+ ACT and top 35% or 3.10+ GPA
  • 25+ ACT and top 40% or 2.90+ GPA
  • 26+ ACT and top 45% or 2.70+ GPA
$2,000 in Pointer Payback with:
  • 27+ ACT and top 25% or 3.50+ GPA
For transfers
$1,000 in Transfer Payback with:
  • 12+ transferrable credits and 3.25+ transfer GPA

Attention National Merit Finalists! Call the Director of Recruitment and Admissions at 715-346-4021 to discuss special awards for students in this elite category.

Scholarships requiring an application

We offer additional scholarships that vary in value and requirements. This category includes noteworthy awards for:

  • Out-of-state students
  • Diversity students
  • Student leadership and service
  • Students with a specific major in mind

These scholarships require a separate application that can be found here. For these awards, priority consideration will be given to students who have been admitted and submitted their scholarship application by December 15.

A full listing of these additional awards can be found here.

*Payback scholarships are one-time awards. Recipients must be U.S. citizens attending UW-Stevens Point at least half-time (6+credits per semester). Based on available funding.