Tuition & Aid
Cost per credit hour: $650
Master of Science in Criminal Justice Total (30 Credits): $19,500
CAST Certificate Total (9 Credits): $5,850 (Can be applied to MSCJ program as electives.)
Online MSCJ students can pursue a graduate assistant position and, if selected, receive up to 6 credit hours of waived tuition fees per academic term and a stipend of $11,250*. Click here for more information.
Financial aid is a complicated topic and can be confusing to navigate. You should consult with the Financial Aid Office to learn how financial aid works, your options, and your payment responsibilities if you accept financial aid.
If you are admitted to a degree program, you may qualify for federal and/or state financial aid, including loans and grants (for undergraduate students). Eligibility for grants and/or loans is determined after you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can request a paper copy of the FAFSA from the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-4-FED-AID (800.433.3243) or 319.337.5665 (not toll-free) or by mailing a request to:
Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 7002
Mount Vernon, IL 62864-0072
Browse our State and Federal Veteran’s Benefits site for more details on how to receive any assistance to which you may be entitled.
Because the process of determining whether you qualify for financial aid takes approximately eight weeks, you should submit all of your paperwork in a timely manner.
1. File the FAFSA as soon as you complete your UW System Application for Admission. For subsequent years, file as soon as possible after January 1. The UW-Platteville priority date for filing and receiving funds is March 15. After that date, financial aid is awarded based on date received and availability of funds.
The Federal School Code for UW-Platteville is 003921.
2. If you want to apply for financial aid for a summer term, in addition to the FAFSA, you must complete the Summer Financial Aid Application.
3. If you are offered financial aid, and want to accept it, you must accept the awards in PASS. You will receive notification that your awards are ready via e-mail.
4. To hold your seat in a class, you must either make payment or accept your awards in PASS by the semester deadlines.
5. You must maintain academic progress to retain eligibility for financial aid.
Typically, traditional financial aid is not available as students are not degree-seeking. This policy applies to those participating in the CAST certificate program. We do, however, encourage students to utilize employer tuition reimbursement, private grants, scholarships, etc. whenever available.
*The stipend amount is dependent on institutional funding and budget allocations, and may vary from term to term.