If you're a Minnesota resident (including eligible undocumented students), you're eligible for reciprocity benefits if you attend any Wisconsin technical college, or any two- or four-year public college or university in Wisconsin. If you're a Wisconsin resident, you're eligible if you attend any Minnesota public institution.
Wisconsin students who are enrolled in the College of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, or Dentistry at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities or Duluth, and Minnesota residents enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison or Milwaukee medical or veterinary medicine schools are NOT eligible for tuition reciprocity.
Students enrolled in programs that charge the same tuition rate to all students regardless of state of residence are not covered under any of the reciprocity agreements. Students taking distance education from a college in a neighboring reciprocity state while remaining in their home state are not covered under the reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin. COVID-19 Exception- Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Minnesota and Wisconsin have agreed to allow an exception to this provision for the Spring and Summer 2020 terms, as well as the 2020-2021 academic year. Many on ground courses at Minnesota and Wisconsin schools may be converted to be offered via a distance education format; this coursework will not be considered distance learning courses and will be covered under the Minnesota-Wisconsin Reciprocity Agreement
Minnesota undergraduate students attending participating Wisconsin schools pay the higher of the tuition charged by the Wisconsin college attended or the tuition charged at a similar Minnesota school. The reverse also holds true (see the following examples).
If you're an undergraduate student from Minnesota and attending:
Conversely, if you're an undergraduate student from Wisconsin and attending:
For a complete listing of the price of attendance at all eligible Minnesota schools, as well as all reciprocity schools in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, visit our price chart.
If you're a graduate or law student attending a participating school in the other state (Minnesota or Wisconsin), you'll pay whichever state's tuition rate is higher.
To determine the exact tuition rate, students should directly contact the school(s) they are interested in attending.