Tuition and Fees

Tuition for SASLI is $5000, which is based on standard UW-Madison summer tuition rates

SASLI is committed to making instruction as affordable as possible while keeping the highest quality language education. SASLI offers various scholarships to support SASLI participants, including the SASLI FLAS, WISLI Tuition Scholarship, and SASLI Fee Remissions.

Tuition includes the UW-Madison segregated fees but not the cost of textbooks, living expenses, or the student transcript fee charged only to students who have never taken a course at UW-Madison. This one-time fee of $130 has the benefit of unlimited transcript orders.

International students: additional fees may be applicable depending on individual circumstances, such as the international services fee and an international tuition fee. These fees are not covered by grants such as the WISLI Tuition Scholarship or the SASLI Fee Remission. Please review the WISLI international students page carefully, and feel free to view this international services fee infographic for more information. If you have questions, please reach out to either the International Student Services office ( or the Bursar’s office (

All applications require a $25 fee to be paid upon submission of the online application.

*UW-Madison Undergraduate Resident Students and Undergraduate Minnesota Resident Students already enrolled in a degree-seeking program at UW-Madison pay the regular undergraduate tuition for eight credits at SASLI as posted on the UW Bursar’s Office Website. If one of these categories applies to you, please notify SASLI immediately to ensure you are charged the correct tuition amount.

Important reminders:

  • Student bills will be accessible through your MyUW account (click the ‘Financial’ tab). Payment is made through the UW-Madison Office of the Registrar Bursar’s Office. If you have questions regarding payment procedures, deadlines, and notifications, contact the office directly at You may also contact Student Accounts and Cashiering at (608) 262-3611.
  • Segregated Fees grant access to the campus gyms, libraries, free student bus pass, university health center (not health insurance), and purchasing beverages at the student union.
  • UW-Madison Undergraduate Resident Students and Undergraduate Minnesota Resident Students are not eligible for the $1000 Fee Remission, as their posted tuition is already lower than the SASLI program fee. Updated costs for 8 credits for these two categories of students can be found in the UW Tuition and Segregated Fees Workbook.
  • All students will be billed for the entire 8-week session at the start of SASLI, and no refunds will be issued after the first Friday of classes. For more information, please visit the refund policy page.
  • SASLI does not allow students to audit courses.
  • SASLI does not accept Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Grants.
  • If someone sponsors your participation in SASLI (i.e., paying your tuition), please visit the 3rd-Party Payments page.
  • SASLI tuition does not include external fees for room and board. Though these costs can vary widely, we encourage students to budget approximately $500-700 per month to support their language studies.

Please get in touch with SASLI if you have further questions about program costs.