Fees

Information about the various fees you may encounter as a UW-Stout student.
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Collection Fees (Unpaid Obligations)

Past Due Tuition

For students facing difficulty in making tuition payments on time, please contact the Collections Office (715-232-1657 or 715-232-1171) as soon as possible to set up a payment arrangement. Remember that tuition payments for the present semester must be kept current in order to register for a future term and/or to drop classes.

Collection Costs and Fees

If a student does not pay their tuition bill and the account goes to a collection agency, the student will be responsible for accruing finance charges and collection costs. All outstanding debts with the University must be paid in full and account holds must be rectified or University business will be prohibited, including, but not limited to, receiving transcripts and diplomas.

Excess Credit Fee

Starting in the fall of 2004, UW System implemented the Excess Credit Policy. It states that all resident undergraduate students who have accumulated 165 credits (or 30 credits more than required by their degree programs, whichever is greater) will be charged a surcharge, equal to 100% of the regular resident tuition, on credits beyond that level.

Graduation Fees

A fee of $100 will be assessed directly to the student's account. This one-time per career, non-refundable fee will be assessed to all undergraduate students the semester they accumulate 90 credits or more. Graduate-level students will be assessed the fee at matriculation.

The graduation fee covers:

  • Commencement Ceremonies
  • Commencement Coordinator
  • Commencement Program
  • Commencement Reception
  • Degree Audit Coordinator
  • Diploma Covers
  • Diploma Paper
  • Diploma Printing
  • Graduation Fair
  • Honors Cordons
  • Ticket Printing


This fee is due regardless of participation in the commencement ceremony. If the fee is not paid, a hold will be placed on student transcript requests, diplomas, and other university records.

Laptop Damage and Repair Fees

All charges for laptop damages or fees will be added to the student's University account. These fees are in accordance with the eStout Laptop Computer Agreement.

Laptop Damage Fee

If a student's computer is found to be damaged during inspection by a University authorized repair technician, the university may charge the student a $50.00 fee for the first incident of damage. For each subsequent incident of damage, the student will be charged incrementally escalating fees of $50.00 (50.00 for the first incident, $100.00 for the second, $150.00 for the third incident, and so on).

Accessory Fee

If accessories are missing when the student returns the laptop to the University, the student will be charged for the full replacement cost of each missing accessory.

Stolen/Lost Fee

If the student fails to report theft or loss of a laptop within 48 hours of the occurrence, the University may bill the student for the replacement costs of the laptop and accessories. In cases of theft or loss, the student may also be responsible for a $400.00 fee.

Non-Compliance Fee

In the event that a student does not return the computer within stated time frames, the University may, at its discretion:

  • place a hold on the student's University records,
  • bill the student for the replacement cost of the computer, and/or charge the student a $400.00 fee,
  • or file a loss of claim with the University's insurance company which would initiate repossession or police investigative action.

Miscellaneous Fees

Fee Type When Assessed Amount Refundable?
Credit by Exam  After approval and before taking test  $75.00 flat fee and $50.00 per credit or $300.00 for a single test for more than 6 credits  Non-refundable 
Finance Charge After payment due date  $1.0% (per month)  Non-refundable 
Graduation (graduate-level) Initial degree seeking registration at the graduate level  $100.00 (one-time fee)  If all classes for term are dropped within 100% refund period
 Graduation (undergraduate-level)  When completed 90 undergraduate credits  $100.00 (one-time fee)  If all classes for term are dropped within 100% refund period 
International Health  Fall, Winter and Spring terms for international students  Varies  Prior to third week of term 
International Orientation  Initial registration for new international students  $150.00 (one-time fee)  If all classes for term are canceled before classes start 
International Service  Each term for international students  $100.00 (per term)  If all classes for term are canceled before classes start 
Late Drop Late Dropped class after the “Drop-Retain Record” deadline date  $15.00 (per class)  Non-refundable 
Late Fee After payment due date  $75.00 Non-refundable 
New Student  Initial registration for new students at undergraduate level  $135.00 (one-time fee)  If all classes for term are dropped within 100% refund period 
Placement Testing  Initial registration for new students at undergraduate level (may exclude transfer students)  $30.00 (one-time fee)  Non-refundable 
Portfolio Assessment  Per portfolio review  $75.00 flat fee and $50.00 per credit or $300.00 per portfolio of 6 credits or more  Non-refundable 
Returned Item  Returned from bank  $20.00 Non-refundable 
Withdrawal  Withdrawals within first two weeks  $50.00 (first week) or $100.00 (second week)  Non-refundable 

Segregated Fees

What are segregated fees? Segregated University Fees (SUFs) describe charges in addition to the instructional fees that are assessed to all students for services, programs, and facilities that support the primary mission of the University. 

What do segregated fees cover?

Student Activities - SSA Funded Organizations: This allocable portion of segregated fees provides funding for student organization support, student activities, and concerts and lectures as determined by the Stout Student Association.

Student Activities - Campus Activities Office: This non-allocable portion of segregated fees provides funding for personnel contracts.

Intramurals: Programs and facilities operated under the University Recreation Department.

Intercollegiate Athletics: Funding for the Athletic programs at UW-Stout.

Recreation Complex: Debt service, approved capital projects and base operating funding.

University Centers: Support for the base operating funding of student centers/unions not covered by user charges, such as facilities and programs at the Memorial Student Center, events, workshops, retreats and activities that support students’ interest in getting involved on campus and in the community.

Health Services: The University Health Service portion supports the minimum student health program as determined by the Chancellor, and the public health mission of Student Health Services.

Municipal Services: This portion of segregated fees is used to fund other items as determined by the institution, consistent with the non-allocable definition and System policies.

University Identification System: This portion is used to fund the University ID system.

Textbook Rental: While this is technically not a segregated fee, it is very similar in how it is billed and used. This portion of the fees is used to fund the textbook rental program through the Instructional Resources Service.

Special Course Fees

Some courses at UW-Stout have individual, special fees for things like laboratory equipment, field trips, or project materials. If a course is listed in one of the documents below, you will be charged the additional fee when you register for the course.

These fees are in accordance with UW System Administrative Policy 825.

Withdrawal and Drop Fees

University Withdrawal Fee

If you withdraw from the university, you will be charged a fee of $50 for withdrawal during the first week, and $100 for withdrawal during the second week.

If you leave the university without officially withdrawing as per university regulations, you will be charged the full 100% of tuition and fees due to the university. If you are able to document that you have not attended the course(s) for which you registered (non-attendance), you will be assessed 20% of the original fees due, reduced to resident rates, and any late fees or finance charges.

Course Drop Fee

If you drop a course after the initial online drop period, you will be charged a $15.00 fee. Failure to drop a class within the permitted time frame will result in a charge for the class (weekends are included when counting these dates).