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We know the cost of college can seem overwhelming. At Gateway, we pride ourselves in providing the same quality education as a four-year college or university at a fraction of the price. By starting at Gateway, you can save as much as 67% on your career education! Our affordable pricing and convenient payment options mean when you graduate, you can enter your exciting new career with less college debt.

2024-25 Tuition & Fees

  • Associate of Arts/Associate of Science: $188.90 per credit
  • Associate of Arts/Associate of Science Out of State Rate: $283.35 per credit
  • Post Secondary & Vocational: $149.50 per credit
  • Post Secondary & Vocational Out of State Rate: $224.25/credit
  • Adult Basic Education courses (Wisconsin residents): No tuition, $5.00 materials fee; $9.72/credit activity fee. Out-of-state fees apply.
  • HSED: Classes are free for Wisconsin residents. Verification of Wisconsin residency may be required to enroll at the resident tuition rate. Non-residents are welcome to attend for a fee of $54 for orientation and $216 for classes.
  • Standard Material Fee: $5.00
  • Student Accident Insurance: $4.50 per semester for students taking at least one eligible post-secondary course
  • Student Activity Fee: $9.72 per credit
  • Parking and Technology Fee: $5.50 per credit

*Figures based on estimated costs for Gateway’s Post Secondary & Vocational programs for Wisconsin residents.

Material Fees

  • Lecture course: $5.00 per class. Some courses have additional material fees.

Other Fees

  • Application Fee: $30.00 nonrefundable
    • If you are already accepted in a Gateway program and want to add an additional program, complete a Program Add Form.
  • Student Accident Insurance Coverage: $4.50 per semester for students taking at least one eligible post-secondary course
  • Student Transcript Fee: $10.00 standard; $27.00 rush
  • Replacement Diploma: $15.00
  • Miscellaneous Proctoring: $25 per hour


  • Placement Testing: $15.00 per testing session
    • Accuplacer
    • Companion
    • Keyboarding for course placement when required (no fee)
  • GED: $33.75 per test; $10.00 for retests
  • GED and HSED Credential Fee: $15.00
  • GED - Civics or Health: $10.00 per test
  • Advanced Standing - Credit for Prior Learning: $15.00
    • Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
    • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
      • PLA Test: $50.00
      • PLA Skills: $90.00
      • PLA Portfolio: $90.00

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA) estimates typical expenses for a student and is used to set the maximum amount of federal aid any student can receive. View our COA web page to learn more.