Student Expenses

List of 5 items.

  • Tuition and Fees

    The total cost for the 2021-22 school year is $39,600. This includes the enrollment fee, tuition, on-campus housing, and meals. All figures are subject to change. Students should plan for a five to seven percent annual increase for all costs.
  • Payment Procedures

    (Click here for the Application Procedures and Timetable.)

    The $200 non-refundable registration fee must be included with the admission application form. Upon receiving the acceptance letter by email, the family must pay a $4,000 enrollment deposit to hold the student’s place in the enrollment. The remaining fee of $33,900 must be paid in full by July 31. Once the student is enrolled at WLHS, the tuition becomes non-refundable. For online payments, click here.

    In the event the student visa is denied, any tuition or residence fees already paid will be refunded. The application fee and enrollment fee are non-refundable. (Exception: enrollment fee will be refunded with proper evidence showing proof of visa denial.) 
  • Program Fees Include

    • Transportation to/from airport to school at the beginning and end of the school year
    • Arrange for ESL or some other comparable program or method for getting international students proficient in English as soon as possible
    • Modern on-campus housing with supervisory adult residential staff
    • Three meals on school days and two meals on non-school days
    • International Student Program staff for academic and residential support
    • Guidance Department staff for academic advising and university counseling
    • Chromebook and online learning course management system
    • New international student orientation to prepare students for adjustment to American school system, culture, laws, and city of Milwaukee
    • American home-stay family experience for the Thanksgiving holiday
    • All books, gym uniforms and music lessons (if desired)
    • Arrange for occasional field trips and excursions for student enrichment
  • School Vacations/Residence Closing

    The student residential program will be closed for the two-week vacation at Christmas and one-week Spring Break. Some students visit home, while others visit a relative in the U.S. If the student wishes, an area home-stay is available for those vacations. The school will assist in arranging this for a fee of $400 for the two-week Christmas break and $200 for the one-week spring break. This money should be submitted to WLHS prior to the school break and will be given by the school to the home-stay family at the end of the break. 

    Please note: This fee is not included in the tuition and program fees.
  • Scholarships

    International scholarships are based upon individual need. Contact the Director of International Student Program, Eric Duwe at for more information.

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