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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Funding & Financial Information

Program Costs and Funding

We have priced our program at a competitive rate of $1,000 per credit, totaling to $30,000 for the degree. Please note, Professional M.S. degree students are not eligible to receive tuition remission from graduate assistantships or other appointments which grant waivers of tuitions and/or academic fees. Accepting a tuition waiver while enrolled in the program may lead to removal of the student from the cohort. However, corporate tuition support is not included in these categories, nor is the waver of tuition due to veteran status.

Internally, the department may have some money set aside for scholarships to recruit students on merit or need.

Otherwise, external scholarship and fellowship opportunities are available with the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association, and the National Science Foundation. Additionally, the Graduate School: Funding and Financial Aidpage is a good resource for funding opportunities.


The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) assists graduate students whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the expenses involved in attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The office also provides counseling to help students manage their money effectively, information on other potential sources of financial assistance (such as employment), debt management counseling, and small short-term loans for emergency situations.