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Saddle Up Costs

Saddle Up is required for all first-time, full-time domestic students attending the University of Wyoming.

Students entering their first semester at UW will be enrolled in the one-credit Saddle Up course at New Student Days or during online summer advising meetings. Financial aid may be available to students who require assistance with fees for this program.

Student Cost Breakdown


One Credit Hour


UW follows a block tuition model. The one credit hour Saddle Up course is counted toward student fall courseloads for financial aid and block tuition purposes.


$400 Housing and Dining Cost


There is a $400 fee for meals and housing for the week of Saddle Up. Students who have approved for an exemption from living in the residence halls for the semester will still be required to participate in Saddle Up programming, including mealtimes. This will incur a $225 dining cost for off-campus students regardless of use.


Course Fee


This course fee is separate from regular student fees during the fall semester and covers the cost of enrichment, staff, and supplementary programming during the week of Saddle Up. Course fee assistance is available to those in need of financial assistance; email for more details.


Financial Assistance





Financial Aid & Scholarships

Some financial aid, awards and scholarships you have received as part of your attendance to the University of Wyoming may cover your Saddle Up fees. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to costs, please contact our team in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.



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Course Fee Assistance

Financial assistance to cover the course fee may be available for students with demonstrated financial need. Please contact for more information.



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