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University of Wisconsin-Madison Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,802 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,273 tuition
$11,114 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,215 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$45,052 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,523 tuition
$11,114 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,215 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,995 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
66% of students receive aid
12% get federal aid ($4,720 avg)
13% get state aid ($2,241 avg)
35% get institn'l aid ($6,995 avg)
36% get loans ($7,813 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.272% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.22% 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 $6,461 51%
Federal Grant Aid $4,720 12%
Pell Grants $4,217 12%
Other Federal Grants $1,054 6%
Institution Grant Aid $6,995 35%
State Grant Aid $2,241 13%
Student Loans $7,813 36%
Federal Loans $5,749 34%
Other Loans $11,766 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 $1,313


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
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  • Austin from Downers Grove, IL
  • 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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