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Tuition and Fees

The University of Wyoming semester tuition and fee schedules for the 2019-20 academic year, which begins with fall semester 2019, are available from Student Financial Services, Room 172, Knight Hall, around April 1, 2019.

Summer school tuition and fees will be published in the Summer Bulletin.

Full-time undergraduate refers to undergraduate students enrolled for 12 or more hours, and part-time undergraduate refers to undergraduate students enrolled for less than 12 hours. At the graduate level, 9 or more hours is considered full time and less than 9 hours is classified as part time. Fees do not include special fees.

Student Benefit Package and Insurance

At the beginning of each semester, the part-time student benefit package will be added to student accounts of all part-time students (6 through 11.5 credit hours for undergraduates and 4.5 through 8.5 credit hours for graduate students) who have elected to purchase UW health  insurance. The benefit package allows part-time students the same benefits as full-time students including, but not limited to, the use of Student Health Service, Half Acre Gym and the opportunity to apply for short-term emergency student loans.

Graduate students taking less than 4.5 credit hours should contact their academic department and also refer to the “Graduate Student Optional Fee Package Petition” document, which may be found on the Office of the Registrar website. Graduate students not receiving a fee waiver need to fill out a form in Student Financial Services, 172 Knight Hall, and then pay for the package at the Cashier’s Office, 170 Knight Hall, or online.

Each domestic enrolling student will be required, as part of the registration process, to make a Student Medical Insurance selection. If the eligible student selects “YES” to the question, the premium will be assessed on the student’s account. If the student selects “NO,” they will not be assessed for the premium. Part-time students who select yes for the health insurance will also be assessed for the Part-time Student Benefit Package. Student medical insurance is mandatory for international students. International students may potentially waive this requirement if they meet university regulations and provide the necessary documentation by the add/drop deadline.

For questions regarding the Student Medical Insurance program, contact the Student Medical Insurance Advocate (248 Knight Hall) at (307) 766-3025 between 8 a.m. and noon weekdays.

Tuition and Fee Payment 2019-20

All university charges are due by the third Friday of each Fall and Spring Term.

An institutional Payment Plan is available for students who need extra time paying.

A non-refundable $50.00 payment plan enrollment fee is charged per semester to all students that are not paid in full by the third Friday of each semester. The payment plan requires students to make three payments due on the third Friday of the semester, the sixth Friday of the semester, and the ninth Friday of the semester. Please see the semester class schedule for the exact due dates. Interest of 1.5% per month may be charged on all past due amounts.

Special Course Registration Fees

Additional charges (special course, college, and program fees) must be paid by students enrolling in those courses and colleges with approved special fees. Fees for these courses and colleges will be indicated in the semester Class Schedule.

Tuition Waivers

If an employee, spouse of an employee or cooperating agency waiver is used for payment of tuition and/or fees, the properly completed and signed waiver must be received by the Student Financial Services office by the first day of the term. All waivers will be applied to accounts after the drop deadline.

Financial Holds

A student failing to pay fees, charges, fines, penalties, deposits or short term loans as prescribed by the Trustees of the University of Wyoming shall be denied registration at the university and copies of academic transcripts and/or diplomas until such fees, charges, fines, penalties, deposits or short term loans are paid in full. A ten-day wait is required before a student loan hold can be removed if the debt is paid with a personal check. Contact Student Financial Services in Knight Hall for information regarding financial holds.

Summer Session 2019

Please refer to the 2019 Summer Bulletin for rates and applicable deadlines.


Tuition and course fees will be canceled or refunded to a student who officially drops a class or classes, withdraws from the university through the Dean of Students office, or changes enrollment status (i.e. non-resident to resident; full-time to part-time) in accordance with the institutional refund policy outlined below.

No tuition penalty will be assessed for dropping and adding during the drop period identified in the term's class schedule unless all classes are dropped or an all-school withdrawal is processed. Students who withdraw from individual courses after the end of the drop/add period will have their charges canceled in accordance with the institutional refund policy outlined below.

Mandatory fees, late registration fees, or service fees are not refundable.

The portion of tuition refund/cancellation is computed from the first day of the term, not class meeting pattern. If a student's initial registration includes blocked classes or short courses that begin at a later date, the refund/cancellation will still be computed from the first day of the term. If a student's initial registration occurs during an approved late registration period, the date for computing a refund/cancellation will be the first day of the term.

Institutional Refund Schedule
Before first day of semester 100%
Semester Class Day 1-8 100%
Semester Class Day 9-15 75%
Semester Class Day 16-20 50%
Semester Class Day 21-25 25%
Semester Class Day 26 forward 0%

**Examples of these calculations are available in Student Financial Services.

Interaction of Federal Return of Funds Policy and Institutional Refund Policy

When a student who receives federal financial aid withdraws from the university, he or she may owe a repayment of federal funds and/or be due a refund from UW or owe an additional amount to UW. The Federal Return of Funds policy will be applied before any refund due under the UW policy is disbursed. For details on the application of these policies to a specific situation, please consult with Student Financial Services, 172 Knight Hall, (307) 766-6232.

Student WyoOne ID Cards
167 Information Technology Center, (307) 766-5268

ID cards are issued to all students during their first semester of enrollment. These cards are used throughout the student’s entire career at the university.

The ID card, also referred to as the WyoOne card, is needed to pick up transcripts, financial aid, cash checks, access student health services, attend athletic events, enter recreation facilities, check out library books and materials, food service access, enter residence halls, and other necessities. Visit the online card office at to make deposits, view transaction history, and access other card management features.

The WyoOne card may also be used as a debit card to make purchases at some locations on campus after the deposit account is established. Spouses, domestic partners and dependents of students are eligible for an ID card.

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