University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$16,650
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,821
$30k - $48k
$13,034
$48k - $75k
$16,702
$75k - $110k
$20,360
$110k+
$21,157
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,588
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,867
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,728
Books and Supplies
$800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@uwm.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
44%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,647
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,272
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,148
Students receiving state aid
40%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,750
Students receiving federal aid
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,272
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$55,379,237
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$18,468,238

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
65%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,501
Students receiving federal loans
64%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,670
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,786
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,000
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$259

What Students Are Saying

3.73 Average Rating
I think UW-Milwaukee is a pretty good low costing school that still gives you the great college experience. You can meet great people, and have fun experiences and make new memories, with not have to pay as much as private colleges.
Selena from Brookfield, WI
You will get your money's worth at UWM. Join clubs and take advantage of opportunities and it will be worth more!
Alex Gill from West Bend, WI
Any school will be more than most can afford, but compared to other schools the tuition is reasonable for me. The education you receive here is definitely worth the money.
Chelsea from Bristol, WI
I am only paying the tuition rate, which is somewhere around $8,000. When you pay your student fee, which I think is $200, you get a UPASS. This allows Milwaukee students to ride the buses for free anywhere in Milwaukee, even during Summerfest. We also get free concerts at the end of the week (Pantherfest) which is pretty cool.
Gabrielle from Franksville, WI
UWM is WAAAAAAY cheaper than other surrounding Universities. Cheap and beautiful! The campus is gorgeous! We have a water fountain running all summer. Well thought out and stylish buildings. We have various free events throughout the year. I definitely am happy I chose to go here!
Courtney from West Allis, WI
Reasonably priced for an in-state school. Many perks included in the price for schooling. Students receive internet and cable within the dorms as well as a Milwaukee bus pass and Klotsche Center gym membership. Scholarships are offered for outstanding grades and many are offered through the Honors College.
UWM is cheaper than most schools. It is very affordable, especially those that have a limited source of income.
Mike from Franklin, WI
I believe college is expensive, regardless of where a student decides to go. However, this campus is a good state school that offers lower tuition compared to other private colleges.
Elizabeth
The connections I’ve made with fellow students and the professors was worth every penny.
Julia - Roscoe, IL