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UW Extension Independent Learning Tuition Waiver

University of Wisconsin Extended Campus through Independent Learning offers a wide range of courses that may be completed through their Independent Learning options. More information can be found on the Independent Learning web site.

Applicable Criteria

  • Student may have a waiver approved for fall and spring semesters only.
    • Waivers are not available for January interim or summer enrollment at UW - Green Bay (UWGB)
  • The credits earned through UW- Extended Campus must transfer and count toward an undergraduate degree requirement at UWGB.
  • Student has paid (or will pay) full time tuition at UWGB and remain in full-time status (12+ credits) at UWGB.
  • The total amount of credits in progress at UWGB plus those from UW- Extended Campus is reviewed for approval by the Registrar up the maximum amount of credit allowed at UWGB (18 credits for undergraduates)
  • Waivers can be granted for credits above the full time undergraduate tuition plateau 13-18 credits, any tuition and fees for credits taken above the limit are the student responsibility
    • Example a student is enrolled in 16 credits at UWGB and enrolls in a 3 credit UW Extended Campus course.
    • A waiver is approved for two credits, with one additional credit of tuition and fees assessed to the student
  • Students may only add an Independent Learning course through the end of the sixth week of regular 14 week courses.
    • Courses less than 14 weeks students may add a course up to the point when 50% of the course is delivered.
  • Independent Learning Waiver forms can be obtained by contacting the Registrar's office at or stopping in the Student Services Center location in SS1100.
  • Students complete the form, providing enrollment data for the semester requested, UW Extended Campus course information, payment information and submit the form for approval to the Registrar
  • Student data is reviewed for approval and an email notification is sent to the students UWGB email account
  • Once the approval is granted students should go to the UW Independent Learning website ( to pre-register.
    • When you get to the Degree Statuspick yes for both questions.
      • Select your home campus
      • Select your program
      • Select your primary purpose and hit Next
    • When you get to the Checkout select:
      • Payment Type: Mail/fax/phone/purchase order payment
      • Reason: Tuition Waiver
      • Institution: Select your Campus and Click on Submit Registration. You can now call and pay the $75.00 administrative fee. Once payment is received, I can process your paperwork.
  • Scan and email ( the completed approval form from UWGB to UW Independent Learning Student Services by attaching it to the confirmation email.
  • Once you have sent the approval form, contact UW Independent Learning Student Services 1-877-UW-LEARN (895-3276).
    • A $75 administrative fee is then paid over the phone or by check, this fee is not part of the waiver granted

Information updated 5/12/2020