Your tuition statements will be sent to you via e-mail ONLY.
At any time your bill can be viewed by at MySWTC. Non-attendance or non-payment does not constitute a cancellation of registration, and students will be responsible for tuition and fees not paid. Tuition and fees are due the first day of the term for students without financial aid.
|Semester||Term Start Date||Financial Aid Disbursement Date||Book Vouchers|
|Summer 2023||June 5, 2023||July 13, 2023||May 1, 2023|
|Fall 2023||August 21, 2023||September 28, 2023||July 7, 2023|
|Spring 2024||January 16, 2024||February 22, 2024||December 1, 2023|
Programs with unique class schedules (classes starting later in the semester) may have disbursements following a different schedule.
Late Fee: A $40 late fee will be applied to a student's account 10 days after the term start date. For students receiving Financial Aid, the late fee will be applied 10 days after Financial Aid Disbursement Day.
2023-2024 Tuition and Fees
Associate, Technical, Certificate and Vocational Degree Courses
|Tuition Costs – Wisconsin Residents and Online Classes *||$146.20 Per Credit|
|Tuition Costs - Out-of-State Residents||$219.30 Per Credit|
University Transfer - Liberal Arts Courses
|Tuition Costs – Wisconsin Residents and Online Classes *||$188.90 Per Credit|
|Tuition Costs - Out-of-State Residents||$283.35 Per Credit|
2023-2024 Required Fees - All Courses
|Activity Fee||6% of current per-credit tuition rate|
|Program Completion Fee||$2.50 per Credit|
|Material Fees||Varies per Class|
|Online **||$10.00 per Credit|
*Non-Resident students enrolled in the Direct Entry Midwifery, Driver’s Education, and Cancer Information Management programs are charged the out-of-state tuition rate on all classes, regardless of modality.
**For the 2023-2024 school year, the online course fee of $10 per credit is suspended.
Note: Estimated cost for each program can be found under the program's Curriculum tab.
Tuition and fees are established according to state statutes and Wisconsin Technical College System guidelines and may change from year to year. Students must pay all required fees according to Southwest Tech policies.
Out-of-State Tuition. Out-of-state tuition is 150% the state tuition rate. Non-Resident students enrolled in online classes will pay the resident tuition rate. Non-Resident students enrolled in the Direct Entry Midwifery, Driver’s Education, and Cancer Information Management programs are charged the out-of-state tuition rate on all classes, regardless of modality.
Reciprocity Agreements. Southwest Tech's reciprocity agreement between Wisconsin and Minnesota enables a Minnesota resident to attend Southwest Tech and pay resident tuition. Southwest Tech also has program-specific reciprocity agreements with NICC and HCC. For further information about the reciprocity agreements and how to apply, please contact Financial Aid.
Technology Fee. For the 2023-2024 academic year, all eligible automatically enrolled students will be charged the technology fee of $300 each for the Fall & Spring terms. Summer terms will not receive the charge. *Graphic Web & Design Students will be charged an additional $425 for a total of $725.
Student Activity Fee. 6 percent of tuition, per credit, per semester. The Student Senate determines annually the distribution of these fees which are used to support programs such as student-led organizations, student government, intramural sports, special campus events and services.
Program Completion Fee. All students enrolling in credit classes will be charged a program completion fee of $2.50 per credit.
Materials Fee. The fees vary based on consumable, tangible items used in the instructional process and are set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.
Course Resources. Course resources and supply costs are not included in tuition or any fees. Required course resources are through our third- party partner eCampus or may be purchased from any vendor/source available to students. Kits and supplies are available for purchase at the SWTC Chargers Bookstore.
Cost of Attendance (COA) 23-24
Cost of Attendance (COA) is a total of all the usual expenses of being a student. The COA sets the maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive.
|Tuition and Fees||$4,713|
|Living Expenses (Housing and Food)||$9,614|
|Books and Supplies||$2,061|
|Charger Tech 360 Fee||$600|
|Yearly Total (Living Away from Home)||$21,323|
|1 Semester Total (Living Away from Home)||$10,662|
Based on Wisconsin Residents.
Approximate school costs are for a full-time (12 credit) student over a semester span of 17 weeks.
Fees are legislated by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.
These costs are estimates and are subject to change without notice.