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 1st FA Disbursement Date 2nd FA Disbursement Date Book Vouchers
Summer 2022 June 1, 2022 July 14, 2022 None May 2, 2022
Fall 2022 August 22, 2022 September 29, 2022 October 27, 2022 July 15, 2022
Spring 2023 January 16, 2023 February 23, 2023 March 23, 2023 December 1, 2022

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.

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees

Tuition Costs – Wisconsin Residents and Online Classes * $143.45 Per Credit
Tuition Costs - Out-of-State Residents $215.18 Per Credit
Technology Fee $300.00
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 2022-2023 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. Students who are not Wisconsin residents must pay out-of-state tuition. For the 2022-23 academic year, out-of-state tuition is $215.18 per credit. A waiver of out-of-state tuition is available to students who qualify. Students in the Direct Entry Midwife, Cancer Information Management and Driver Safety Education Certification programs are NOT eligible to apply for an out-of-state waiver of tuition. For further information about out-of-state tuition or its waiver, please contact Financial Aid.

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.