Nonresident Tuition Waiver (NTW) Program

Through the Nonresident Tuition Waiver (NTW) Program, the university hopes to make the cost of studying at UW-Superior affordable to a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds.

Application Process & Eligibility

Students enrolled in a fully-online degree program are not charged nonresident tuition and therefore are not eligible for the NTW Program.

Admitted students will automatically be given consideration for an NTW Award or an NTW Scholar Award based upon academic merit and/or financial need. It is not possible to receive both awards. If a nonresident domestic student is not eligible for a NTW Award or NTW Scholars Award, the student will be given consideration for the MSEP based upon residency described below.

Estimated Tuition Amounts Under the NTW:

Nonresident with NTW AwardNonresident with NTW Scholar Award
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees$15,705$10,405$8,505
Graduate Tuition and Fees$18,368$11,968$9,668

For information on room and board pricing, please see Residence Life.

NTW Award and Scholar Award Criteria

NTW Scholar Award and NTW Award amounts below are estimates for the 2020/2021 Academic Year and could be subject to change. 

Undergraduate Students

Freshmen Requirements for EligibilityNTW Scholar AwardNTW Award
GPA of 3.4 or higher$7,200 
GPA of 2.9 to 3.3 $5,300
GPA of 2.9 or higher GPA, and Pell Grant eligibility$7,200 
GPA of 2.5 to 2.9, and Pell Grant eligibility $5,300
Transfer Requirements for EligibilityNTW Scholar AwardNTW Award
GPA of 3.0 or higher$7,200 
GPA of 2.5 to 2.9 $5,300
GPA of 2.8 or higher GPA, and Pell Grant eligibility$7,200 
GPA of 2.3 to 2.7, and Pell Grant eligibility $5,300

GPAs will be based on a 4.0 scale when evaluating NTW eligibility.

  1. U.S. high school GPAs will be converted by the Office of Admissions if not currently on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Academic records from non-U.S. institutions will be evaluated on equivalent criteria.
  3. Transfer student GPAs will be calculated based upon a weighted average of all completed college course work.

Graduate Students

Requirements for EligibilityNTW Scholar AwardNTW Award
GPA of 3.0 or higher$8,700 
GPA of 2.5 to 2.9 $6,400

Award Conditions

Awards through the NTW Program are subject to the conditions in the NTW offer letter, NTW acceptance form, and the discretion of the NTW Council. Awards will be made on a rolling basis after admission is offered.

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

The UW-Superior is a member of the Midwest Student Exchange Program, a program which offers nonresident tuition waivers for certain students who do not qualify for a NTW. There are no academic requirements for the MSEP, but a student must have legal residence in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota or Ohio. Note that students cannot receive both a NTW and MSEP waiver at the same time.

The value of an MSEP waiver is approximately $4,424 for the 2020/21 academic year. Students will automatically be considered for the MSEP if they do not qualify for the NTW and if it is determined that they are a legal resident of one of the qualifying states.

Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions.


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