Return to Wisconsin program

Schofield Hall in autumnThe Return to Wisconsin program provides discounted out-of-state tuition rates for children and grandchildren of UW-Eau Claire alumni.

The facts

  • Nonresident tuition rates for children and grandchildren of qualifying alumni will be discounted 25 percent.
  • Qualifying alumni are individual biological or legal parents, biological grandparents or legal guardians, living or dead, who have previously earned either an undergraduate or graduate degree (associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral) from UW-Eau Claire.
  • Eligible students must meet all admissions requirements that apply to all other applicants to UW-Eau Claire.
  • Return to Wisconsin students will pay all other fees (special course charges, room, board, and other expenses) at the same rates as other students.
  • Return to Wisconsin students will be accommodated above UW-Eau Claire’s target enrollment number and will not displace Wisconsin residents.
  • An eligible student or the student’s qualifying parent, grandparent or legal guardian must be a legal resident of a state other than Wisconsin or Minnesota.
  • The program does not apply to graduate tuition and fees.
  • Students must fill out the eligibility form and return the form to the Registrar’s office in order to evaluate eligibility.  Contact the admissions office at 715-836-2311 or for more information.

Tuition discount illustration

For the 2014-15 academic year, nonresident tuition and fees at UW-Eau Claire are $16,400.00. With the 25 percent tuition discount, a Return to Wisconsin student would pay $12,900.00 in tuition and fees. A Wisconsin resident pays 2014-15 tuition and fees of $8800.00. (For the most up-to-date tuition figures available, go to UW-Eau Claire's Paying for College Web page.)

For more information or to obtain an eligibility form

Contact Joey Bohl, Assistant Director of Admissions, at or (715) 836-2311