Tuition and Fees

All fees, whether paid by a person or organization, shall be paid in United States dollars. Should payment be received in any foreign currency, the amount received and credited to the account of the student will be the net amount after any loss or gain due to the exchange return between the currency and U.S. dollars, in addition to any cost or service charge to effect the exchange conversion.

Tuition

The tuition fee for each graduate and professional program is established each academic year. Fees are to be paid online at my.cuw.edu or to the Business Office before the class begins.

Special Fees

Academic Fees are not refundable. All debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 1.38% transaction fee.

Food service fees are refunded on a pro-rated basis for the entire semester.

Tuition Deposit

Some graduate and professional programs require a deposit to reserve space in the class. Please see the individual program or admissions for more information. 

International Student Fees

The tuition deposit for international students is $250.00 and is non-refundable. Additional fees which may be applicable include:

  • International Orientation Fee $150
  • International OPT Fee $75
  • International STEM OPT Fee $200

Graduation Fee

A fee is assessed to students to cover graduation expenses based on the current fee schedule. Students pay the fee as part of the application to graduate process. 

Health Fee

Some full-time graduate and professional programs require a health fee. See your program for further details.  

Course Fees

Several courses require additional fees for materials, studio time, etc. Any course that carries a special fee will indicate there is a fee in the course description.

Independent Study and Individual Instruction Fees

A student in a post-traditional program pays the standard class per credit fee.

Parking Fee

Residential students are required to pay a parking fee for the fall and spring semesters.  

Technology Fee

All students pay a technology fee based on total credits per semester, 3-11 credits or 12 or more credits. 

Transcript Fee

A fee is charged for each transcript provided. Please see the Registrar's Office for current pricing information. 

Methods of Payments

  1. The University requires full payment of each semester’s charges by August 15 or January 15 before the semester’s classes. Failing to observe this schedule or to make other satisfactory arrangements with the Business Office, the student will forfeit the right to begin or continue work at Concordia.
  2. Notification from the Financial Aid Office of grants, scholarships, or a Guaranteed Student loan will be accepted in lieu of payment by cash. Only one-half of such aid will be credited to the student’s account for each semester.
  3. Pay by Credit/Debit card via the portal at www.my.cuw.edu. All credit/debit card transactions are subject to a 1.38% transaction fee.
  4. Pay by check via the portal at www.my.cuw.edu. All fee payments should be addressed to Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, Wisconsin 53097. ATTN: Accounts Receivable. Please include the student ID # on all check payments.
  5. CashNet Payment Plans are available to Undergraduate and Graduate students. To enroll in a payment plan please visit, www.my.cuw.edu. Exclusions may apply.

* If students must rely on others for financial resources, they are held responsible for seeing to it that financial sponsors observe the payment schedule.

Payment Plan

Tuition payments may be made automatically each month, for a maximum of 6 payments per semester. Students have the ability to pay either by ACH (checking or savings account) or by credit card. To sign up for the Cashnet payment plan please have the student log into my.cuw.edu there will be a link on the student tab. Questions about the payment plan should be directed to the Business Office at 262-243-2609. There is a $35 enrollment fee for each plan set up each semester and there is a 2.75% convenience fee associated with the credit card option.

Read all of the terms and conditions of the Cashnet payment plan here.

Graduate Assistants/Graduate Student Employees

Several departments offer graduate assistantships or graduate student employment. See the Graduate Assistant/Graduate Student Employee Handbook for additional information or contact Dr. James Juergensen at 262-243-4214.

Refund Policy

No refunds may be applied to the student’s account without the completed official drop forms. Students who withdraw from classes will receive a pro-rated refund of educational fees and residence hall fees, according to the following schedule:

Refund Policies

Tuition

Students who withdraw from the University, or from one or more classes, will receive a pro-rated refund of tuition based on the following table. For traditional undergraduates, if the student remains at full-time status (12-18 credits), no adjustment in tuition is made.

No courses may be dropped or withdrawn from during a week when finals are given.

Weeks in Course Week # Week # Week # Week # Week # Week # Week #
16 Week 1
80%1
Week 2
75%1
Week 3
60%2
Week 4
40%2
Week 5
25%2
Weeks 6-10
0%2
Weeks 11-16
0%3
12 Week 1
80%2
Week 2
75%2
Week 3
50%2
Week 4
25%2
Weeks 5-8
0%2
Weeks 9-12
0%3
10 Week 1
75%2
Week 2
50%2
Week 3
25%2
Weeks 4-7
0%2
Weeks 8-10
0%3
8 Week 1
75%2
Week 2
50%2
Week 3
25%2
Weeks 4-5
0%2
Weeks 6-8
0%3
6 Week 1
60%2
Week 2
40%2
Weeks 3-4
0%2
Weeks 5-6
0%3
4 Week 1
50%2
Week 2
25%2
Week 3
0%2
Week 4
0%3
3 Week 1
50%2
Week 2
0%2
Week 3
0%3
1 Day 1
50%2
Day 2
25%2
Day 3
0%2
Days 4-5
0%3
Online Self-Paced 1-2 Assignments
75%2
3-4 Assignments
50%2
5-6 Assignments
25%2
7+ Assignments
0%2
Week 6-8 (regardless of assignment submissions)
0%3

Fees

Academic Fees are not refundable.

Food service fees are refunded on a pro-rated basis for the entire semester.

Room

Students who choose to live on campus are required to sign a housing contract effective for both the fall and spring semesters and have a room deposit on file. If the student cancels the housing contract after signing, the deposit will be forfeited, in addition to any damages assessed and/or any outstanding balance owed to the University. Students who cancel their housing contract after the start of a semester will not receive any refund of the room fee for that semester.

Board

Students who choose to live on campus are required to select a meal plan for each semester. Students who cancel their housing contract after the start of a semester will be able to receive a pro-rated refund of a meal plan charge according to the following schedule (a week runs Monday to Sunday):

Date Percentage
During the first week of classes 90
During the second week of classes 80
During the third week of classes 70
During the fourth week of classes 60
During the fifth week of classes 50
During the sixth week of classes 40
During the seventh week of classes 30
During the eighth week of classes 20
During the ninth week of classes 10
During the tenth week of classes 0