Financial Information

Consider the following resources for the best and most accurate financial information:

Important facts:

  • Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Students who are Minnesota residents may be eligible for resident tuition under the Minnesota-Wisconsin reciprocity agreement.
  • Segregated fees must be paid by every student, even if tuition is covered by an appointment or fellowship.
  • Graduate students who are classified as non-residents of Wisconsin and who hold an appointment as a teaching, research, or project assistant are granted tuition at the resident level in any semester in which their appointment rate is greater than or equal to 33.3%.
  • For Ph.D. students, tuition is decreased upon admission to candidacy for the doctorate.
  • Please visit the Graduate School's Funding Information for New Graduate Students for up-to-date information on financial support options.

Madison is vast, and there are many housing options available on-campus and off. Resources that will be able to help you through the process of finding a place to call home can be found here:

University Health Services offers a wide variety of outpatient medical and nursing services, but there are certain limitations. Hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and medication, for instance, are not included. Insurance covering hospital and emergency services is strongly recommended for those not eligible to be covered by SHIP. 

Graduate students can receive health insurance benefits through the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Services are available at the University Health Services to all full-time students and all part-time students who have paid the health care fee (included in the registration fees).

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders administers a number of scholarships and awards open to undergraduate majors and graduate students. Recipients are chosen on a competitive basis according to the criteria established for the particular award.

UW-Madison offers several fellowships, including Advanced Opportunity Fellowships. Visit the Graduate School's website for more information.

Also consider applying for fellowships sponsored by federal and non-federal agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Fulbright-Hays. An applicant who has been awarded a national fellowship has a high probability of being admitted to our program.

If you receive a fellowship in a national competition, please notify Maureen Garity, the Graduate Studies Coordinator.

Project assistantships (PAs) are typically awarded to doctoral students, but are sometimes available for full-time master’s degree students. Appointments are generally on an annual basis, with an expectation of 20 hours of work per week. Appointment to a 50% PA position includes tuition remission; a fringe benefits package is also available. Personal interviews are used to determine a candidate’s background and skills relative to project needs.

Teaching assistantships (TAs) provide financial aid as well as opportunities for acquiring valuable teaching experience. The stipend depends upon the time devoted to departmental duties. The department selects project and teaching assistants according to their scholarly promise and ability to perform the required duties. You will automatically be considered for these assistantships when you apply for admission.

Research Assistants (RAs) are hired, typically for 10 hours of work per week, to assist faculty on their research projects. The hourly wage depends on the skills required and the student's experience.

Readers and graders for undergraduate courses are recruited as needed by faculty. Position availability is not predictable; students should inform the graduate advisor of their desire to be considered. Decisions are based on academic and clinical performance.

The department has two training grants from NIDCD: one on speech and language disorders, and one on voice disorders. Both support five pre-doctoral students. You will automatically be considered for these training grants when you apply for admission.

The Au.D. Academic Stipends and Student Work Program are awarded to first-, second- and third-year Au.D. students at both the UW-Madison and UW-Stevens Point campuses. These stipends are given out yearly to the top academic and clinical students within the program. Students may be required to work within the department approximately five hours a week.