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University of Wisconsin-Madison Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,592 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,273 tuition
$8,024 on campus room & board
$1,190 books
$1,105 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$35,842 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,523 tuition
$8,024 on campus room & board
$1,190 books
$1,105 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Colleges like University of Wisconsin-Madison are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

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Average Aid

$4,926 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
71% of students receive aid
16% get federal aid ($4,271 avg)
18% get state aid ($2,002 avg)
44% get institn'l aid ($4,926 avg)
41% get loans ($6,843 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 7.69% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.91% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,446 59%
Federal Grant Aid $4,271 16%
Pell Grants $3,816 16%
Other Federal Grants $1,075 7%
Institution Grant Aid $4,926 44%
State Grant Aid $2,002 18%
Student Loans $6,843 41%
Federal Loans $5,561 38%
Other Loans $8,779 7%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
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Financial Aid Contact Info
500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, WI 53706-1380
(608) 263-2400
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $386
Out of State $1,063


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • BuckyFan
  • Aug-13-2014 I am a current student here

    For Wisconsin and Minnesota residents this University is a steal to attend. However, for out of state and international students the tuition can be very pricey.

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  • James from Pewaukee, WI
  • Aug-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The price of tuition might seem a little expensive but when you consider the prestige of a degree from this University when compared to one from another you will see that employers really value Wisconsin education.

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  • 5
  • Amelia from Milwaukee, WI
  • Jul-23-2014 I am a current student here

    I am an instate student, so I pay instate tution and I feel like I could not ask for anything more. I am beyond blessed that I was lucky enough to be a resident and recieve instate tution rates. People pay out of state tution to attend this fine institution and from what I have heard, they feel like they are getting enough bang for their buck as well.

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  • 5
  • Alexander from Pewaukee, WI
  • May-27-2014 I am a current student here

    You will have a great time if you like to party, or grew up loving the school, it will meet and exceed your expectations.

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  • 3
  • Titus from Laurel, MD
  • Apr-27-2014 I am a past student here

    It is worth every penny however make it a good experience cause this is a once in a lifetime chance. I was fortunate to have academic, music, and a great work-study job so my cost was minimal.

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