Compare our tuition rates with other technical colleges, and you will see the exceptional value of a CVTC education. Even with our low tuition rates, it is possible that you may still need some financial assistance. We can help get you connected with the resources you need to make college affordable.

Funding Sources


Students loans are the most common form of financial aid that CVTC students receive. Over 66% of CVTC students receive loans. A loan is a financial aid award that must be repaid with interest.


62% of CVTC students receive Pell grants. There are also several other grants available. A grant is a financial aid award that does not need to be repaid.


Each year through the CVTC Foundation, over 200 scholarships are awarded. A scholarship is a financial aid award that does not need to be repaid.

Work Study

The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.

Veterans Benefits

Veterans have several benefits available to them through the Department of Veteran Affairs and the State of Wisconsin. CVTC’s Veterans Services assists with the GI Bill process and serves as a liaison between various Federal and State agencies, the College, and our students. Veteran benefits do not exclude you from receiving financial aid or scholarships.


Detailed information on sources of funding

Payment Methods


You can pay for your tuition and fees online using a bank account, credit, or debit card.


Payment Plans

CVTC offers convenient online options to pay for your tuition and fees. You can use the online bill pay or set up an automatic payment plan. Both options allow you to manage your account and set up authorized users to view or make payments on your account. You will receive text and email notices of your e-bill through the online system.

Financial Aid Checklist

Complete the checklist below if you wish to apply for federal and state grants, federal loans, or the federal work study program.

We highly recommend you complete steps 1-3 before the Financial Aid Priority Date (May 7, 2015) for your semester.

Step 1: Apply for Admission to CVTC

You must be accepted into a financial aid eligible program at CVTC to receive aid. You can complete the admissions application at anytime, however, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will not be processed until you are accepted into a financial aid eligible program.

You may proceed to step two while your admissions application is in progress.

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Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid - FAFSA

CVTC's Federal school code is 005304.

Fill out the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

After you submit your FAFSA you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR).

Step 3: Complete Documentation

Before you receive your award notification email you may need to complete additional forms.

Click here to view the code of conduct for education loans.

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

Tuition is defined as program fees, material fees, parking fees, supplemental fees, and other class fees. Other class fees may include books, equipment, field trips, uniforms, graduation, and sales tax. Our Program Catalog has the estimated costs for each program. CVTC has a reciprocity agreement between Wisconsin and Minnesota which enables a Minnesota resident to attend CVTC and pay Wisconsin tuition. Residents of all other states are considered out-of-state.



Estimated Tuition Costs Wisconsin & Minnesota Residents

$125.85/per credit

*Estimated Tuition Costs Out-of-State Residents

$188.80/per credit

Estimated Tuition Liberal Arts Transfer Program

$170.35/per credit
$255.55/per credit - out-of-state


Activity Fee

5.5% of current per-credit tuition rate

Application Processing Fee


**Health & Services Fee

$12.50 - $18.00

* Out-of-state tuition fees do not apply to distance education offerings. International students need to contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Designated School Official (DSO) at (715) 833-6343.

** Fees vary based on location and number of credits registered for.

Net Price Calculator

The net price calculator is used to obtain an estimate of the cost of attending CVTC full-time for one year. Click here to figure your costs!

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