Costs & Financial Aid

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 2021. Tuition rates estimates are available at

You can request scholarship consideration as part of the Students who apply by the April 15 deadline can also choose to be considered for additional scholarships awarded based on financial need. Students can indicate on their program application that they want to be considered for these additional scholarships. To be eligible for these awards, students must have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file with UW–Madison. Students will be notified in May, 2021 whether they have been awarded.

Thanks to generous donor support, over 58 students were awarded QuickStart scholarships in 2020!

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.