Costs and Fees


Tuition charged to SEASSI students is based on standard UW-Madison summer tuition rates.  SEASSI is committed to making our instruction as affordable as possible while keeping the highest quality of instruction, and assures all admitted students that they will receive scholarships so that the maximum out-of-pocket tuition cost to a SEASSI student will not exceed $4500.* The cost to attend SEASSI is the same for both onsite and distance students.

Please note that tuition does not include the cost of textbooks or living expenses (see below). Students who have not attended UW-Madison before will also be assessed a one-time document fee of $130, which covers the cost of future transcript requests.

Additional scholarship opportunities exist! We encourage students to apply for financial aid to attend SEASSI.

*Exception: Current UW-Madison undergraduates who are classified as resident or Minnesota reciprocity for tuition purposes follow the regular UW-Madison summer fee schedule.

When is Tuition Due?

Tuition for SEASSI is due on the Friday before classes begin.

Housing, Books, Incidentals

The cost of required textbooks will vary between the different languages offered at SEASSI, but students should plan to spend roughly $150 for textbooks. Summer housing can vary greatly in the Madison campus area, but a frugal student attending SEASSI in person could safely budget $2300 for housing and meal costs for the summer.

Please see the Housing Options in Madison page for more information on summer housing in Madison, and also the Financial Aid page for additional funding opportunities at SEASSI.