Costs & Financial Aid

Due to changes in modality, CALS QuickStart will only be 1 credit for summer 2020 (QuickStart Foundations, Inter-Ag 140). Associated tuition costs are below:

Updated CALS QuickStart 2020 Program Costs
Tuition Cost (1 cr)
$468.78 $637.31 $1,596.27

*Costs are subject to minor changes as final tuition, fee, and other cost information is released during spring 2020.
Tuition rates estimates are available at

Thanks to generous donor support, scholarships are available to offset QuickStart tuition. Last year, over 40 students were awarded scholarships!

You can request scholarship consideration as part of the CALS QuickStart application. Please note, you must submit your QuickStart application and FAFSA by April 15 for scholarship eligibility.

For questions about your FAFSA, contact the UW-Madison Office of Student Financial Aid. They have advisors on staff to answer prospective student questions.