University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, 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.
$14,166
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,654
$30k - $48k
$10,024
$48k - $75k
$14,087
$75k - $110k
$16,807
$110k+
$17,385
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.
$7,695
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.
$16,416
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.
$7,670
Books and Supplies
$580
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
63%
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.
27%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,250
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.
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,637
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,770
Students receiving state aid
31%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,132
Students receiving federal aid
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,637
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.
$21,203,156
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,958,657

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
$7,156
Students receiving federal loans
64%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,538
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,844
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.
$18,250
Loan Default Rate
6%
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.
$251

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
The tuition for Whitewater is pretty reasonable. You generally do not have to pay for books because there is a rental system available for students. The pricing for the food isn't that great considering the quality of the food, but it is getting better.
Rachel from Waukesha, WI
Whitewater is one of the cheapest all around university schools in Wisconsin. You get the most for your money and it is very well spent. The meal plans are one of the cheapest and you get so many choices to choose from. The tuition is one of the lowest as well. Whitewater provides so many opportunities for the students like complex parties, comedians, or live bands which are all under $5 if not free.
Annie from Jackson, WI
Like any UW school, it's pretty reasonable. I only wish the school offered more scholarships.
Emilee from Saint Francis, WI
Unfortunately for me, I don't have loads of money to pay for college. It's quite hard for me to be able to pay for this college. I work full time during the summer, part-time during school, and I am still coming up short. When this school is compared to other schools, I would say that it is somewhere around the middle in costs of attending. Non-the-less, this is a great school and is completely worth every penny.
Joshua from Plymouth, WI
Great education and environment for the price you are paying. I love it here and you won't worry as much about your wallet.
Rebecca from Whitewater, WI
College is expensive so you want to find a college that really gives you the bang for the buck. I think Whitewater is that school. One of the main reasons why I love Whitewater is that there is free printing! You don't have to pay to print off things and you don't even need to supply paper. You can leave your printers at home and save a lot of money because you're not buying a ton of ink or paper. I also love the fact that we have textbook rental. You don't have to buy your books! You have the choice to, but it's not necessary. Friends from other schools had to dish out at least a grand or so for their books, I didn't have to pay a thing!
Jamie from Muskego, WI
Yes because overall this school seems very impressive for a low price compared to other colleges offering the same things.
Juwonna from Milwaukee, WI