Tuition & Fees

You’ll save money when you attend Lakeshore, but that does not diminish the quality education you’ll receive. Our college tuition costs less than half of what you’d pay to attend two years at a four-year public university in Wisconsin. Costs not included in tuition vary by program and may include books, supplies, tools/equipment, uniforms, or field trips.

About the Fees

The tuition and fees below represent approximate costs and are subject to change prior to the start of the academic year.

Tuition (2024-2025)

  • Tuition Fee:  $149.50 per credit (Wisconsin resident)
  • Out-of state tuition fee:  $224.50 per credit
  • Material Fee: varies by course
  • Student Activity Fee:  $8.97
  • Lakeshore Technical College does not charge an application fee.

Program Specific Expenses

Individual programs may require specific supplies, tools, uniforms, health exams, certifications, etc. Lakeshore's Program Counseling will share this information with you during the enrollment process.

Miscellaneous Expenses

Room, board, transportation, and other expenses should be included in your overall estimate of educational costs. Here are the 2024-2025 estimated costs of attendance.
*Please see the 2024-2025 Tuition and Fees Guide for program-specific costs.


For detailed cost information about Apprenticeship programs, contact the Apprenticeship Office 920.693.1279. Ask your employer about tuition reimbursement.


Locate textbook prices for Lakeshore programs from our class search. If you have questions, visit the Lakeshore Bookstore.

Estimated Costs

Associate Degree and Technical Diploma Programs

Actual fees will be assessed at time of registration. Please do not prepare checks or money orders in advance for the above estimated costs.
Shared programs may be required to purchase additional books at that college.

Application Fee

None - Lakeshore Technical College does not charge an application fee.

Nonresident Fee

All out-of-state students and all international students are responsible for paying non-resident out-of-state tuition. If in-state residency is in question, the student is responsible for proving his/her residency status and may be asked to provide documentation.

Non-resident out-of-state tuition is an additional $74.75 per credit for associate degree or technical diploma; an additional $94.45 per credit for Associate of Arts/Associate of Science.

Program & Materials Fees

Program and materials fees are established annually by the Wisconsin Technical College System according to Wisconsin state statutes.

Supplemental Fee

A supplemental fee is charged to all students enrolling in post-high school courses at Lakeshore. This fee provides access to the Lakeshore Fitness Center and supports co-curricular activities and programming, including leadership programs, clubs and associations, and the Student Life Office.

Textbooks & Class Materials

Students purchase their own textbooks and class materials as required.

Fee Exemption

Students who have reached their 60th birthday and request to audit a college parallel, associate degree or technical diploma are exempt from the program fee. The student shall pay all other fees associated with the course. To be eligible for the exemption, the student must meet prerequisites and request the audit status at the time of registration.

Students 62 years or older that register for a vocational adult course are exempt from the program fee and qualify for a program fee reduction on community service courses. For further information, contact Student Registration at 920-693-1366.

Refund Appeals

  • All refund appeals must be initiated by sending the completed Refund Appeal with proper documentation to the Registrar.
  • The student may apply for a Refund Appeal to be considered for a possible partial or full refund no later than 42 calendar days after the end date of the class(es) considered for refund appeal. A refund appeal form submitted after 42 calendar days from the end date of the class(es) referenced in the appeal will result in denial.
  • Refunds for extenuating circumstances (situations outside of your control) will be made at Lakeshore's discretion.

Returned Checks

Returned checks are defined as those returned for insufficient funds, stopped payment, closed account and maker error. Any returned check to the district will result in a $25 service fee being added to the amount owed by the maker. If the check was written by or for a student, Student Billing shall place a hold on the student’s Academic Record so that all grades and/or transcripts will be placed on the hold until the matter is resolved. The student shall not be allowed to register until the returned check is cleared.

Unpaid Tuition and Fees

If payment in full is not received by the due date, a “hold” will be placed on all records stopping further registration.

If students do not officially withdraw from classes per the State Board Fee Refund/Reduction Policy, they are still required to pay all tuition and fees. Nonattendance does not reduce fees owed.

Student Billing may refer students with past due and outstanding tuition and fee obligations to an outside agency for collection and credit bureau reporting. Information may be released such as student enrollment and payment history, student identification number and social security number to its collection agents. In the event of such action, the student is responsible to pay all costs of collection, including reasonable attorney’s fees, incurred by Lakeshore Technical College or its representatives in connection with the collection of the past due amount.

Information on Refund Policies

If you have questions, please contact Student Records at 1.920.693.1888.

Students may add, transfer, or drop classes by logging into their Student Center to complete the add and drop on their own or submit a Student Add/Drop form on their Student Homepage.  

Adding Classes:
Students can add classes up until the first day of class. Once a class has started, instructor or dean approval is required to register. Approval from instructor or dean will need to be submitted to Student Records to add student into the class. 

Dropping Classes:
Students may drop a class at any time before or on the last day of the class and any applicable refund will be issued according to the WTCS Refund Policy. Students who withdraw from a class at the time when more than 60 percent of the class hours have elapsed will receive a grade of WF. Prior to that time, the student will receive a grade of W.

(Note: It is advised that students contact their advisor prior to dropping to discuss potential impact on financial aid, refunds, and other educational impacts).

Students are responsible for officially dropping their classes. No show and stopping attendance in class does not constitute as officially dropping from class. Lakeshore will only drop students from class if the student initiates a Student Add/Drop form. Class fee refunds are issued in accordance with guidelines established by the Wisconsin Technical College System. The amount of the refund received is based on several factors, including when the drop occurred and how much class meeting time has elapsed.