Under UW System tuition policy, the UW–Madison chancellor has the authority to propose to the UW System president per-credit market-based tuition for programs that serve non-traditional audiences. Programs that are specifically designed for adults and non-traditional audiences, and that are supported directly through program revenue, may seek market-based tuition.
For-credit programs seeking market-based tuition must be designed to enhance the professional skills of post-bachelor and non-degree students, be responsive to local and national labor markets, and be delivered in non-traditional formats that include accelerated, hybrid face-to-face/online, or part-time, weekend or evening. Such programs typically have a clearly defined curriculum that follows a defined path and a predictable timeline for progress and completion. For eligible programs, the market-based tuition structure may allow for more competitive market pricing relative to peer and competitor programs and support enrollment growth.
Graduate and Capstone programs eligible for the market-based tuition structure may choose between tuition structures:
Note: Market-based tuition programs are usually predominately face-to-face programs and will charge segregated fees.
This policy is in keeping with UW System Administrative Policy 805, Tuition and Fee Policies for Credit Instruction, UW System Administrative Policy 130, Programming For The Non-Traditional Market In The UW System, and UW System Administrative Policy 130, Appendix B: Service-Based Pricing Guidelines and Procedures.
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