There are two types of International Student Tuition Remission available to continuing international students on F-1 visas who apply:
• Academic Merit Tuition Remission (Up to $3000/year)
• Campus Involvement Tuition Remission ($2000/year)
Up to $5,000 per year in tuition remission can be earned by F-1 undergraduate degree-seeking international students. Students must reapply for tuition remission each year at the end of each spring semester; the amount granted will be awarded for the following academic year.
Academic Merit Tuition Remission
Only undergraduate degree-seeking international students on an F-1 visa who are not government-sponsored are eligible for this tuition remission and may receive the remission for a maximum of 4 years. Students must be in good academic standing and must have achieved at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in both the fall and spring semesters. Students must also be enrolled in at least 12 credits during the upcoming semesters in which they will be receiving the tuition remission.
Undergraduate international students on F-1 visas at UW-Platteville are eligible to receive an Academic Merit Tuition Remission based on their cumulative grade point average (GPA).International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) staff will verify your GPA in PASS prior to granting you this tuition remission.
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Campus Involvement Tuition Remission
International students wishing to earn a $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) tuition remission for the next academic year based on campus engagement, leadership, and service must: 1) complete at least one cultural service activity per semester, and 2) volunteer at or participate in at least 3 programs or events (per semester) sponsored by the International Programs Office or the International Club.
Only undergraduate degree-seeking international students on an F-1 visa who are not government-sponsored are eligible for this tuition remission and may receive it for a maximum of 4 years. Students must be in good academic standing and must have achieved at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in both the fall and spring semesters. Students must also be enrolled in at least 12 credits during the upcoming semesters in which they will be receiving the tuition remission. For students planning on doing a co-op, the campus involvement tuition remission that you earn in the fall or spring semester prior to your co-op will be applied to the next fall or spring semester in which you are enrolled full-time (12 credits), provided that you meet other eligibility requirements.
Any international student who falsely states their participation/involvement in campus activities will be considered ineligible to receive this tuition remission. For example, if students sign up for the CASA Program or Conversation Partner Program, but do not comply with the requirements of the program (i.e. not meeting with their community ambassador or conversation partner regularly, for example), they will automatically lose their eligibility for the Campus Involvement tuition remission for the upcoming semester.
Students must reapply for the Campus Involvement tuition remission at the end of the spring semester each year. In order to be eligible for the Campus Involvement tuition remission for international students next year, you must do the following in the current academic year:
1. CULTURAL SERVICE
Complete one of the following cultural service activities EACH SEMESTER:
- Present about your country/culture to a local school, community group, or at a campus event
- Volunteer at the International Night Dinner (Spring semester only) or at an International Programs or International Student Club event, such as International Bread Tasting (Fall Semester Only)
Places You Can Ask to Present about Your Country/Cultural Background
If you are not able to volunteer at an International Programs event this semester, your other option is to present about your country/culture to a group on campus or in the community. You can consider setting up a presentation in the following settings:
- Cafe International - Monday Nights at 6 p.m. in the Writing Center - contact the Writing Center at email@example.com
- Share Your Story (during International Student Club meetings - Thursdays at 5 p.m.) - contact the International Club president (see International Club page on PioneerLink for president’s contact information)
- Your Residence Hall - talk to your RA or RD
- A local high school or elementary school
- Student Organizations/Clubs - see PioneerLink for a list of student organizations
Participate each semester in at least 2 of the programs, events, or leadership opportunities listed below EACH SEMESTER. Each student is responsible for tracking his/her involvement on the “Campus Involvement Checklist” to receive “credit” for participating in or volunteering at an event or program listed below. Note: Any international student who falsely states their participation/involvement in campus activities for themselves or others will be considered ineligible to receive this tuition remission in future semesters.
- International Student Peer Guide or Orientation Leader
- Conversation Partner Program
- International Club Executive Board (E-board) Member
- International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) Member
- Present about your country/culture during International Education Week
- Plan an event for International Club (i.e. cooking night, potluck, movie night, etc.)
- Attend at least 3 International Club meetings
- Present at Cafe International (sponsored by Writing Center)
- Attend at least 3 Global Lunch Hours
- CASA Program Participant (Note: You must meet with your CASA ambassador at least once/month)
- International Club Homecoming Float Committee Member or Committee Leader
- International Club Service Event
- International Club Fundraising Event
- One-to-One mentor for new international student
- International Student Admission "Ambassador" (assist in recruitment of international students)
- I work more than 15 hours/week and am taking more than 15 credits this semester
- Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
- Education Abroad Fair
- Work with the Education Abroad Office to do a Country Information Session about your country
- Other event/activity approved by ISSS staff*
*Other event/activity not listed above must be pre-approved by ISSS staff by the end of week 4 of each semester OR be an event/activity about which you were notified via email from International Programs staff.
How to Apply
You will need to apply for both the campus involvement and the academic merit tuition remission through your online ISSS account (formerly known as i3s). See instructions below to apply for this scholarship through your online ISSS account:
- Go to /isss. Click on "ISSS Log In." Log in to your online ISSS account with your ISSS account username and password.
- Click on "Search Programs" (left side of page in black box underneath "Your Home Page")
- In the dropdown box next to "Show:", select "Scholarship" and click "Search."
- Click on the scholarship/tuition remission for which you would like to apply.
- Click on "Apply Now" and select the year for which you will be receiving the tuition remission. (For example, if it is currently the 2016-2017 academic year, you should select “2017-2018” as the year you will be receiving the tuition remission.”)
- Click on the link to the scholarship form to begin working on your application.
- The Campus Involvement Tuition Remission Application pdf form that you must complete and upload on your ISSS online account to officially submit your application to ISSS may be downloaded from the link on the right-hand side of this webpage.
- If you need to log out before completing the application, click on "Save" at the bottom of the application form. The next time you log in to your ISSS online account, a link to your scholarship application will appear on your Applicant Home Page. Click "Submit" after you have completed the application.
You may also access the application directly here.
The tuition remission application must be submitted through your online ISSS account each year by the last day of classes of the spring semester (prior to final exams).
The application for the Campus Involvement Tuition Remission must be submitted through your online ISSS account by the last day of classes each semester (prior to final exams) in order for students to be considered for a Campus Involvement Tuition Remission for the next term.
Note: To submit your Campus Involvement Tuition Remission Application, you will need to upload your completed form to your online ISSS account. Please see instructions at the left for details.
International Student and Scholar Services Office
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818