Financial Information

WCATY students in a biology lab

Program Costs

All program applications must be accompanied by the nonrefundable application fee before they can be processed.


Program Application Fee
ALP $60
GEM $30
PACE $30
STEP $60

2020 Tuition Rates

Program and Student Type Tuition
ALP Residential Student $3,600
ALP Commuter Student $2,500
ALP International Student $4,400
STEP Residential Student $2,500
STEP Commuter Student $1,700
STEP International Student $2,400
PACE Student $460
GEM Student – Winter Session $270
GEM Summer $380

Residential student tuition includes room and board, all books, materials, supplies, lab fees, and residential activity materials.

Commuter student tuition includes all books, materials, supplies, lab fees, evening activity materials, and daily lunch.


How to Pay

Pay Online

Once accepted to the program, you will receive an email with a link that will connect you to the online payment portal.

Pay By Check

Checks should be made out to UW–Madison and mailed to:

ATTN: WCATY
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706

In the memo section, please indicate student’s name and the program they’ll be attending at WCATY.

Over the Phone Payment

To pay over the phone, call Pyle Center at 608-265-9585.


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