University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison Capstone Certificate in User Experience Design

Tuition and Costs

Program Cost

Base tuition is $1,200 per credit, but scholarships may be available.

Contact Jenny Greiber,, to discuss your eligibility for scholarships.

Students are billed for courses in which they are enrolled each term.

UW-Madison does not offer a lump sum payment plan.


Tuition Includes:

  • Technology costs for Internet course delivery
  • Live web conferencing
  • Toll-free telephone line for the audio portion of conference calls
  • Library use including a world class collection of digital journals and books and library services
  • Use of the web conferencing software for group project work for program courses

There are no distance learning fees, segregated fees or application fees.

Supplies:You will need to purchase books and some software for some courses, however you will be able to purchase the software at a heavily discounted UW student rate.

Loans and Aid

Loans: Capstone Certificate students are not eligible for federal student loans but are eligible to apply for “undergraduate” private student loans to pay for the program.

Employer Tuition Assistance: Are you currently employed? Many employers provide tuition assistance benefits that can defray some or all the cost.  We can help you find out if your employer has this benefit!

Scholarships: Base tuition is $1200 per credit, but scholarships may be available, especially for those working in the public sector or non-profit.

Email Program Coordinator Jenny Greiber at to set up a personalized appointment to talk about strategies to fund your Mad UX certificate experience.