University of Wisconsin Stout | Wisconsin's Polytechnic University
Office of International Education
Study abroad or travel from abroad to study here.
Study abroad or travel from abroad to study here.
U.S. immigration regulations require that every international student studying in the U.S. has adequate financial resources to cover all expenses while studying in the U.S. For this reason, all international students must comply with these regulations by certifying and/or providing documented evidence of adequate funds to meet all of the expenses that they will incur during their first year of study, and show that either family or sponsors are willing and able to send the necessary additional funds for the rest of the students' stay.
Students considering bringing their spouses and/or children should
think carefully when planning to study in the U.S. The U.S. Immigration
Service does not permit spouses (F-2 Dependent Visa) to work
under any conditions. Moreover, the statement of financial support will
have to document additional funds to cover expenses including
comprehensive health insurance for all dependents.
Tuition is the basic charge for instruction. In addition, student fees
are charged to provide services such as student health, library
privileges, campus cultural events and athletics. Refer to the Estimate
of Expenses page for the cost of tuition and fees for two semesters of
study. Students must be prepared to pay tuition and fees at the
beginning of each semester. Payment cannot be deferred. Also, payment
must be by personal check, cashier's check, cash or credit card.
UW-Stout has partnered with peerTransfer to offer an innovative and streamlined way to transfer international tuition payments. The mission of peerTransfer is to save international students and their families money that would otherwise be lost on bank fees and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. With peerTransfer, you are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. In addition, posting of the payment into your UW-Stout account will be faster, and you will be notified via e-mail when it is received.
Click or go to: https://www.peertransfer.com/school/uwstout to begin the payment process.
amount in US dollars you wish to make to your student bill
In most cases, the US dollar amount will be converted into your home currency at preferential exchange rates, which will translate into savings for you.
After providing some additional basic information, you will book the transaction and will be instructed via email on how to pay peerTransfer from your home country bank account — peerTransfer will then forward the US dollar amount to UW Stout where it will be directly credited to your student billing account.
You will receive an email to confirm receipt of payment
At any time, you will have a dedicated customer service team reachable via chat, Skype, email and phone to answer any of your questions
Graduate Assistantships may be available through the Graduate School at 208 Robert S. Swanson Learning Center. Please contact the Graduate Office for application materials, or you may obtain them online.
The estimated cost of attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout for a nine-month academic year (2014–15) is:
|Tuition and Fees (see 1 below)
|Housing (double occupancy) (see 2 below)
|Food and Living Expenses
|Books, Supplies, Other Instructional Costs
|Health Insurance (student only) (see 3 below)
Many international students live and eat on campus. The housing contract reserves your room and meal plan for the school year, and you can also choose to live on campus during the summer (no summer meal plan available). Suite-style housing is available on campus at a cost of $4,850 for the academic year. Some students choose to live off campus, and costs are similar, depending upon the type of apartment.
Additional health insurance cost estimates (academic year):
Spouse — $4,416.00
Each child — $3,480.00
Health insurance is mandatory.
Dependents: Support of dependents is not included in the above estimates. An additional $8,000 yearly (including insurance) is estimated for support of spouse and $5,500 (including insurance) for each child. In order to receive a Visa for spouse and children you must show that you have funds to cover their expenses. Funds are not available in Menomonie or at UW-Stout to cover these costs.
Please Note: An annual increase in total expenses of
approximately eight percent should be taken into consideration when
making financial plans for more than one year of study at UW-Stout.
UW-Stout offers International Student Tuition Scholarships to qualified
international students based on their academic achievement or grade point average (GPA),
their participation in international cultural and community activities. Students receiving other types of scholarships are not eligible. Students receiving other types of scholarships are not eligible. The total amount of scholarship can be changed each semester and is based on the availability of funding. These scholarships are awarded on a competitive
basis to full-time students. Continuing students who submit the Global Involvement Form before the
deadline for the following academic year are considered first. Learn
more by reading the full application form:
The value of the International Tuition Scholarship is as follows, and is awarded based on grade point average (GPA):
- $4,000 per academic year* GPA: 3.0 – 4.0
- $3,000 per academic year* GPA: 2.75 – 2.99
- $4,000 per academic year* GPA: 3.0 – 3.50
- $5,000 per academic year* GPA: 3.51 and greater
*Customized Instruction programs are not eligible for the International Tuition Scholarship.
International students are also eligible for a wide variety of scholarships offered by the Stout University Foundation. Full information about Stout Foundation Scholarships is available at: