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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
  • 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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  • 3
  • Joni from Lakeville, MN
  • Apr-27-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    My year still gets reciprocity, but I don't know after that. There's lots of scholarship opportunities and possible financial aide.

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  • 4
  • Elise from Milwaukee, WI
  • Apr-03-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Being from Wisconsin, Madison is the best option financially and academically for me. its a fantastic engineering school, and i get in state tuition! But my future roomie is from New Jersey, and it is still significantly less expensive than many of the private schools or out of state schools. I would personally not invest if you are out of state and youre studying a low-paying major.

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  • 2
  • Alexis from Gurnee, IL
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    I definitely wish the school was less money. Being an out of state student, this tuition is very detrimental to my dad's and my own salary. There are a lot of free giveaways throughout the semester, so at least that's nice.

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