Cytotechnology Program


Cytotechnology students accepted into the program enroll as Special Undergraduate Students. Students are eligible to receive federal financial aid through UW-Madison Office of Student Financial Aid or through their home university. Check with the Program Director for more information regarding consortium programs within UW-Madison and UW-System or other universities. UW-Madison provides a current brochure on what to expect in terms of financial aid including how to apply; expected costs; types of aid; and counseling. Additionally, UW-Madison provides a current Financial Aid Award Guide that explains the responsibilities of the aid recipient for enrolling, withdrawing, and repayment. See Consumer Information Disclosures for all other information regarding university operations. Please contact the Cytotechnology program if you have difficulty navigating.


Tuition rates follow UW-Madison undergraduate tuition guidelines and are based on residency and number of credit hours per semester. Students in the Cytotechnology program will be required to enroll as full time special students for three semesters. This equates to Fall (14 credits), Spring (15 credits) and Summer (9 credits). For the current cohort, tuition rates range from $12,000 for Wisconsin Resident to $36,000 for nonresidents. Contact the program director for assistance.

Cost of attendance rates vary based on your needs and requirements to live. Students enrolled in the Cytotechnology program will need to find off-campus housing. The UW-Madison provides a handy link to off-campus housing. Program required books and labs are included in tuition, but other reference books and supplies must be provided by the student.

Scholarship assistance may be available for some students. The Cytotechnology program does not provide assistance to find scholarships at UW-Madison or other non-university scholarship sites. Students seeking scholarship opportunities will have to do inquire on their own.

Go to FAFSA to apply or modify existing financial aid request (

International Students

International students requiring visas are able to work with the Program Director as well as UW-Madison International Student Office once they have been accepted by Cytotechnology program officials. International students are required to pay tuition at the non-resident rates.

Health Insurance

All students accepted into the Cytotechnology program must have evidence of health insurance or enroll in the University Health Services program. Click on this link for more information on Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP).