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University of Wisconsin-Madison Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,890 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,273 tuition
$8,287 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,130 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$36,140 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,523 tuition
$8,287 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,130 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,752 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
64% of students receive aid
13% get federal aid ($4,361 avg)
15% get state aid ($2,002 avg)
37% get institn'l aid ($5,752 avg)
37% get loans ($7,616 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.07% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.25% 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 $5,781 52%
Federal Grant Aid $4,361 13%
Pell Grants $3,849 13%
Other Federal Grants $1,117 6%
Institution Grant Aid $5,752 37%
State Grant Aid $2,002 15%
Student Loans $7,616 37%
Federal Loans $6,049 36%
Other Loans $10,504 6%

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
  • 4
  • Austin from Downers Grove, IL
  • Dec-28-2015 I am a current student here

    While Madison may be expensive, especially for out of state students, I believe the school is worth the hefty investment if you are willing to put in the work to get the maximum reward out of it. School is expensive, so you must be willing to work hard to achieve good grades and get involved in whatever you are interested in, taking advantage of all of the opportunities that you are paying for. A good way to help pay for college is to get an on campus part-time job, in addition to applying to all the scholarships that you possibly can.

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  • 4
  • from Madison, WI
  • Aug-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Overall, UW-Madison is a great school for outgoing students. Shy ones may have a harder time navigating the large campus and all of the resources that are available that can make an okay experience great.

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