Cost-Saving Programs

Our members save money by working together.

About Collaborative Services

The objective of the WAICU Collaborative Services is to save money and improve the quality of goods and services to students, faculty, and staff at Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities while at the same time preserving independence. Participation is voluntary at the discretion of the president of each member college or university. 

Our Programs

WAICU administers over 45 cost-saving collaborative programs to help members control their costs so they may focus on teaching and learning. 


For Vendors

WAICU works with our members to develop the best collaborative agreements for private, nonprofit higher education institutions. WAICU does not endorse products or services without appropriate due diligence. Once a service is established, WAICU staff remain involved to "trouble shoot," facilitate continuous quality improvement, and, as appropriate, re-bid. Each of these services must have a "collaborative dimension”—i.e. it must be better in terms of cost and quality than an individual member could achieve on its own.