Regent Policy Documents



(Formerly 90-9)

  1. Audit-Only Enrollees:
    1. Wisconsin Residents under age 60: 30% of the normal per credit academic fee.
    2. Wisconsin Residents age 60 or older: Normal per-credit academic fee waived (as of first day of classes).
    3. Minnesota Reciprocity: 30% of the normal per-credit Minnesota Reciprocity Fee.
    4. Nonresidents: 50% of the normal per credit academic fee.
    5. Audit fees shall be removed for all disabled Wisconsin residents receiving disability benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Income Program (SSI).
    6. Subject to the institution's nonresident tuition remission authorization, the chancellor may waive the non-resident portion of the per credit charge for nonresidents;
  2. The ability of a person to register only for non-credit, audit-type attendance is subject to the understanding that:
    1. there be no additional classroom/laboratory space requirements or increased instructional costs resulting through implementation of this policy;
    2. the approval of the faculty member in charge of the class must be obtained by the auditor;
    3. auditors receive only provisional permission to attend classes until course registration is completed at the end of the add/drop period;
    4. any special costs for course instruction other than normal tuition charges be assessed to the auditors who avail themselves of this opportunity;
    5. a student who opts to enroll on an auditor basis under this policy may not change to a credit basis during the term of enrollment;
    6. students who later seek credit by university examination for a course that they have audited must be enrolled in the university at the time the examination is taken and are subject to appropriate tuition charge and special course fees;
    7. the University of Wisconsin System's general policy on the refund of academic fees will apply to audit fees;
    8. each institution may determine whether to extend the option to auditors to pay, or not to pay, segregated fees (depending on whether the individual wants access to segregated fee funded services). If segregated fees are not paid, access for individuals who are auditors-only is limited to the library and non-segregated fee funded activities of the student union. No additional fee shall be charged for such access;
    9. Regent, university and student government regulations applying to students apply equally to audit enrollees;
    10. the universities may determine which credit classes are open to auditors under the terms of this policy;
  • Degree-Seeking Students: The ability of degree-seeking students to audit classes is subject to the academic policies of the institution. Students shall pay the normal per-credit tuition for audit credits until the degree and audit credits equal the plateau where academic fees are level except that no academic fee shall be assessed Wisconsin residents age 60 or older for audit-only credits. When the combination of degree and audit credits exceeds the full-time fee credit plateau, additional fees shall be assessed except that no academic fee shall be assessed Wisconsin residents age 60 or older for audit-only credits; Subject to the institution's nonresident tuition remission authorization, the chancellor may waive the nonresident portion of the per-credit charge for nonresidents.

History: Res. 5658 adopted 12/7/90; replaces 73-9, 74-8, 84-1 and 90-7; amended by Res. 5831 (6/91); amended by Res. 7062 11/95, amended by Res. 8218 (9/00).

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The Regent Policy Documents were adopted and are maintained pursuant to the policy-making authority vested in the Board of Regents by Wis. Stats. § 36. The Regent Policy Documents manifest significant policies approved by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. This document is a ready reference for those charged with carrying out these policies. Unless noted otherwise, associated documents and reports may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Regents, 1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, ph 608-262-2324.