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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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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
  • 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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  • 4
  • Madison, WI
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    If you're a Wisconsin resident this school is a steal. You get an incredible college education for around $10,000 in tuition. Not sure what out of state is, but it's definitely way more expensive.

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  • 4
  • MacKayla from Altoona, WI
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    GREAT school, awesome education, wonderful opportunities to get involved, fantastic city... however, I will have a lot of student loans after I graduate.

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  • 5
  • Evan from Saint Paul, MN
  • Dec-22-2014 I am a current student here

    High ranking university for the price of in-state tuition (via MN and WI's reciprocity act), definitely a great choice. Housing within the area is expensive, however.

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