We regret to inform you that the UW Cytotechnology Program will be discontinued after the 2023-2024 academic year and will not be accepting students for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year. Please contact us at with any questions.

Cytotechnology students accepted into the program enroll as Special Students (non-degree seeking students with status similar to undergraduate). Students may be eligible to receive federal financial aid in the form of loans through the UW-Madison Office of Student Financial Aid. 3+1 students may be eligible for financial aid through their home university.


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 2018-2019 academic year (fall, spring, and summer), total tuition is approximately $14,800 for Wisconsin residents and approximately $46,500 for nonresidents (including international students on visas). Minnesota reciprocity tuition is approximately $19,500. Contact the program director with any questions.

All required books as well as use of an individual microscope and computer are included with the above tuition. Additional campus benefits available at no additional cost include a city bus pass and campus fitness center membership.

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.

Scholarship assistance may be available for some students. Although the Cytotechnology program does not provide provide scholarships directly, we will assist interested students in finding and applying for scholarships.

Financial aid in the form of loans may be available for some students. Go to FAFSA to apply or modify existing financial aid request (

International Students

After acceptance into the program, international students requiring visas can receive assistance with the visa application process from program and university staff. 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.