Why is tuition not being lowered when all my classes are remote? Can I switch to in-person classes?

  • While many aspects of the fall semester look different than in the past, students at UW-Madison are still receiving a top-tier education with some of the most highly regarded instructors in their fields. Our faculty and instructors spent the summer working to create courses that are engaging and will meet learning objectives, regardless of the course delivery mode.
  • The cost of educating our students has actually increased as a result of COVID-19. We are employing the same outstanding faculty and instructional staff and working hard to put in place testing and other campus-safety measures while also making large investments in technology.
  • Remember that the value of a UW-Madison degree has not changed. We are proud to be one of the top public universities in the country, and the degrees we confer are a signal of excellence, whether or not the student completed a portion their coursework remotely.