May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees

Semester Tuition and Fee Schedule 2023-24 (Subject to Change)

The University of Wyoming semester tuition and fee schedules for the 2023-24 academic year, which begins with fall semester 2023-24, will be available in the Fee Book at or from Student Financial Services, room 172, Knight Hall. Fall charges will post to accounts in WyoRecords by the end of July, spring charges will post by the end of November, and summer charges will post to accounts by the end of April.

Full-time undergraduate refers to undergraduate students enrolled for 12 or more hours, and part-time undergraduate refers to undergraduate students enrolled for less than 12 hours. At the graduate level, nine or more hours is considered full-time and less than nine hours is classified as part-time. Assessment is based on level, residency, campus and program.

Block Tuition

Beginning Fall 2023, the University of Wyoming is offering block tuition for full-time students. Block tuition allows undergraduate students to take 12 to 18 credit hours at the same tuition cost or “block” rate. Graduate students taking 9 to 12 credit hours will also experience benefits with block tuition. Block tuition is only charged for the fall and spring semesters. Summer term tuition will be charged per credit hour rate. Student fees still apply in addition to block tuition rates. Please visit for more information.

Student Benefit Package and Insurance

At the beginning of each semester, the student benefits package will be added to student accounts of all eligible students who have elected to purchase UW health insurance and have not been charged the mandatory student services fee. The benefits package allows students the use of Student Health Service and Half Acre Gym as well as access to athletic events.

Graduate students taking less than 4.5 credit hours should contact their academic department and also refer to the “Graduate Student Optional Fee Package Petition” document, which may be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website.

Students not assessed insurance who would like to purchase the benefits package, not for full-time status purposes, can fill out a form in Student Financial Services, 172 Knight Hall, and then pay for the package at the Cashier’s Office, 170 Knight Hall, or online via the student financial portal. Main campus students enrolled in less than six hours or students in online-only programs are not automatically assessed the fee but are eligible to purchase the package.

Student medical insurance is mandatory for international students. International students are automatically enrolled in the medical insurance every fall and spring semester that they enroll in classes. Students may potentially waive this requirement if they meet university regulations and provide the necessary documentation by the add/drop deadline.

Each domestic enrolling student will be required, as part of the registration process, to make a student medical insurance selection. If the eligible student selects “YES” to the question, the premium will be assessed on the student’s account. If the student selects “NO,” they will not be assessed for the premium. Eligible students who select yes for the health insurance will also be assessed for the Student Benefit Package if they have not been charged the mandatory student services fee.

Domestic students are eligible for insurance if they are enrolled in at least 6 hours for undergraduate or 4.5 hours for graduate students. Students are not eligible for student health insurance if online or remote only.

For questions regarding the Student Medical Insurance program, contact the Student Medical Insurance Advocate (641 Hill Hall Hall) at (307) 766-3025.

Tuition and Fee Payment

All university charges are due by September 1 (fall), February 1 (spring), and June 1 (summer).

An institutional payment plan is available for students who need extra time to pay. Any student not paid in full by the first date or self-enrolled in the plan will be automatically be enrolled in the plan and assessed a non-refundable $50 late fee. The payment plan adds three monthly installments for fall and spring and two installments for summer in addition to the first due date above. These are due on the 1st of the subsequent months. Registration holds and $50 late fees will be assessed on each late or missed monthly installment (maximum of $200 per semester).

Special Course Registration Fees

Additional charges (special course, college, advising, and program fees) must be paid by students enrolling in those courses and colleges with approved special fees. Fees for these courses and colleges will be indicated in the Fee Book. Program fees, assessed to all courses under 5000 level, are by the college in which the course is held and may be different than a student’s primary program.

Tuition Waivers

If an employee, spouse of an employee or cooperating agency waiver is used for payment of tuition and/or fees, the properly completed and signed waiver must be received by the Student Financial Services office by the first day of the term. All waivers will be applied to accounts after the drop deadline. To be eligible for the waiver, the student must be a benefited employee by the first day of class. Please refer to Regulation 7-11 Tuition, Fees, Scholarships and Financial Aid for details of the benefit.

Financial Holds

A student failing to pay fees, charges, fines, penalties, deposits, or short term loans as prescribed by the Trustees of the University of Wyoming shall be denied registration at the university and copies of academic transcripts until such fees, charges, fines, penalties, deposits or short term loans are paid in full. A ten-day wait is required before a student loan hold can be removed if the debt is paid with a personal check. Contact Student Financial Services via email ( or in person at Knight Hall 172 for information regarding financial holds.

If payment is made on a student account and the payment is returned to the University as a result of insufficient funds or otherwise, the student will have a hold on their account until the return payment fee in addition to the original amount is paid. Registered classes secured by a returned payment are subject to cancellation.

Billing Statements and Student Accounts

Students and authorized users are billed electronically each month and it is the responsibility of the student to review the statement information via the Student Financial portal and pay within the payment deadlines. Billing notifications are sent to the student’s UW email address monthly, but current account activity can be viewed at any time via the Student Financial portal or the Authorized user portal.

Summer Session

Please refer to the Summer Course Schedule and Calendar for applicable deadlines. Shorter classes will have shorter refund periods.


Tuition and course fees will be canceled or refunded to a student who officially drops a class or classes, completes an all-school withdrawal through the Dean of Students Office, or changes enrollment status (i.e. non-resident to resident; full-time to parttime) in accordance with the institutional refund policy outlined below. No tuition penalty will be assessed for dropping and adding during the drop period identified in the term’s class schedule. Students who withdraw from individual courses after the end of the drop/add period will not receive a refund unless they complete an all-school withdrawal. Mandatory fees, program fees, advising fees, course fees, or service fees are not refundable after the drop period. The portion of tuition refund/cancellation is computed from the first day of the term by calendar day, not the class meeting pattern. If a student’s initial registration includes blocked classes or short courses that begin at a later date, the refund/cancellation will still be computed from the first day of the block/session. If a student’s initial registration occurs during an approved late registration period, the date for computing a refund/cancellation will be the first day of the term.


Institutional Refund Schedule for All School Withdrawls*
Before the first day of the semester 100%
Calendar Day 1-8 100%
Calendar Day 9-15 75%
Calendar Day 16-20 50%
Calendar Day 21-25 25%
Calendar Day 26 on 0%

*Individual classes dropped in the 100% period will receive a refund. After the drop date, refunds are only issued for all-school withdrawals.

Interaction of Federal Return of Funds Policy and Institutional Refund Policy

When a student who receives federal financial aid withdraws from the university, they may owe a repayment of federal funds, be due a refund from UW, or owe an additional amount to UW. For details on the application of these policies to a specific situation, please consult with Scholarships & Financial Aid, 174 Knight Hall, (307) 766-2116, as well as Student Financial Services, 172 Knight Hall, (307) 766-6232.

Veterans Educational Benefits

Students who have served in the armed forces may be allowed credit for courses taken in some military schools. Students who desire to apply for credit on the basis of the military schools should submit a copy of the DD-214 Form or its equivalent to the Office of the Registrar. Individual colleges will determine whether such courses will be applicable to degree programs. All veterans seeking educational benefits must register with the veterans’ certification specialist in Student Financial Services, 172 Knight Hall, (307) 766-2525. This includes completing a veteran’s registration card each semester. Those veterans not completing a veteran’s registration card by the last day of the late registration period will be dropped from VA educational assistance at the university.

Class load requirements for veterans are as follows:

Undergraduate and Pharm.D. Veterans:
Full-time 12 or more credit hours
3/4 time at least 9, but fewer than 12 hours
1/2 time at least 6, but fewer than 9 hours
Less than 1/2 registration credit hour fee reimbursement only


Graduate and Law Veterans:
Full-time 9 or more graduate credit hours or certification by the Office of the Registrar*
3/4 time at least 7 but fewer than 9 graduate credit hours or certification by the Office of the Registrar*
1/2 time at least 4.5, but fewer than 7 graduate credit hours
Less than 1/2 registration credit hour fee reimbursement only


*The final responsibility for seeing that the veterans’ certification specialist has a certification from the Office of the Registrar rests with the student. It must be received by the last day of scheduled registration.

If any portion of a veteran’s schedule is composed of courses which are less than the full semester in length (i.e., short courses, workshops, “blocked” courses, etc.), the rate of benefit payment may be affected. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the veteran’s certifying official in SFS, 172 Knight Hall, (307) 766-2525. Withdrawal from a class or classes could reduce a veteran’s benefits for that term. For details, contact the veteran’s certifying official in SFS. National Guard Benefit Active Wyoming National Guard members in good standing and considered to be satisfactory participants may apply to participate in the Guard’s Education Assistance Plan. The Plan provides 100 percent tuition and mandatory fee payment for all courses (except repeated courses) leading to one degree at UW, as long as the recipient continues to meet academic and service commitment requirements. Recipients must agree to serve in the Guard for at least two years after earning their degrees. This benefit may be used concurrently with Veterans Educational GI Bill ® Benefits. For information and application packets, please contact the Wyoming National Guard at 800-832-1959, ext. 5262.

Student WyoOne ID Cards

167 Information Technology Center, (307) 766-5268

ID cards are issued to all students during their first semester of enrollment. These cards are used throughout the student’s entire career at the university.

The ID card also referred to as the WyoOne card, is needed to pick up transcripts, financial aid, cash checks, access student health services, attend athletic events, enter recreation facilities, check out library books and materials, food service access, enter residence halls, and other necessities. Visit the online card office at idoffice/ to make deposits, view transaction history, and access other card management features.

The WyoOne card may also be used as a debit card to make purchases at some locations on campus after the deposit account is established. Spouses, domestic partners, and dependents of students are eligible for an ID card.