Tuition for the online Master of Science in Data Science program is a flat fee of $825 per credit ($29,700 total for 36 credits) whether you live in Wisconsin or out of state.
All courses are three credits. There are no additional course or program fees. As this is an online program, you will pay no segregated fees—fees in addition to tuition that cover the costs of student-organized activities, facility maintenance, and operations such as student health centers. However, textbooks (and software, if needed) are purchased separately and are not included in tuition.
Financial aid may be available to you as a returning adult student, and is awarded by your home campus (see below for an explanation of “home” campus). Please check with your home campus regarding minimum credits required to qualify for financial aid as a full- or part-time student. Contact your home campus financial aid office for details:
- UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid
- UW-Green Bay Financial Aid
- UW-La Crosse Financial Aid
- UW-Oshkosh Financial Aid
- UW-Stevens Point Financial Aid
- UW-Superior Financial Aid
To apply for federal and state financial aid, fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Even if you haven’t made a final decision about whether or not you will apply for this program, you may want to consider completing a FAFSA. Completing this form is always the first step when applying for federal or state financial aid.
Other Sources of Financial Aid
As a returning adult student, you may also consider these resources to help with the cost of an online degree:
- Loans are typically offered at low interest rates. Loans must be repaid, usually once you’ve left school.
- Tuition reimbursement is offered by many companies to their employees. Check with your human resources department to see what’s available.
- Military benefits are available to qualifying veterans and those currently serving.
- Private loans are available in addition to federal grants and loans. Private loans must be repaid.
- Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement or other criteria; financial need is sometimes taken into account. Scholarships don’t need to be repaid.
- Grants are awarded based on financial need, and you don’t need to repay them.
- Education tax benefits may be available. Talk with your financial adviser about possible tax benefits.
What is a “Home” Campus?
The University of Wisconsin Master of Science in Data Science is offered as a collaboration of University of Wisconsin-Extension and six University of Wisconsin degree-granting institutions: UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior. Although UW Master of Science in Data Science students take courses taught by faculty from all six partner campuses and complete their programs entirely online, you will still need to apply to a home campus. Your home campus is the institution from which you will receive your degree when you graduate.
Questions about tuition or financial aid?
Enrollment advisers are available Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, or by appointment.