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    University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    $27,994
    Sticker Price
    Cost of Attendance
    $16,834
    Net Price
    Cost of Attendance
    $20,484
    Median Debt
    Cost of Attendance

    Costs

    In-State
    Tuition
    $10,796
    Books & Supplies
    $1,150
    Room & Board
    $12,894
    Other
    $3,154
    Total
    $27,994
    Out-of-State
    Tuition
    $39,427
    Books & Supplies
    $1,150
    Room & Board
    $12,894
    Other
    $3,154
    Total
    $56,625

    Since Wisconsin-Madison is a public university, there are different costs for in-state students and out-of-state students. The sticker price at Wisconsin-Madison is $27,994 for in-state students in WI, and $56,625 for out-of-state students. This sticker price includes costs for tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses.


    It’s also important to note that the cost of attendance can vary from year to year and typically it will rise over your four years in college. With that said, your financial aid will also be recalculated every year to take any price increases, as well as any changes in your financial situation, into account.

    University of Wisconsin-Madison Financial Aid

    Students who are applying for financial aid at University of Wisconsin-Madison need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA).The FAFSA opens up on October 1st, and students should apply as soon as they can! The FAFSA uses financial information from the prior, prior year which means that you don’t need to wait for the year to end and can use last year’s financial information.


    The FAFSA code for University of Wisconsin-Madison is 003895.


    If you are looking for more information on how to complete the FAFSA, check out our How to Complete the FAFSA Guide.

    National Merit Scholarships

    If you scored exceptionally high on the PSAT/NMSQT, you may have been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Did you know that this distinction could earn you a scholarship at University of Wisconsin-Madison? Wisconsin-Madison offers scholarship money to National Merit Scholarship Finalists, although terms may vary. Some schools require you to list them as your first choice in order to receive the benefit, and others may impose additional need-based or academic requirements. Be sure to check Wisconsin-Madison's website for more information!

    Midwest Student Tuition Exchange

    Wisconsin-Madison is in a state that participates in the Midwest Student Exchange. That means that if you are a resident of Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin, you may qualify for discounted tuition at Wisconsin-Madison. This program applies to both private and public institutions, although the discount at private institutions is lower. Check their website for more information on eligibility and what your discount would be.

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    Pell Grants at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    16% of students at University of Wisconsin-Madison receive Pell Grants, which are awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need (students who have a bachelor’s or professional degree are not eligible). Pell Grants are awarded by the federal government and do not need to be repaid. To apply for a Pell Grant, students will need to submit their FAFSA. If you are awarded a Pell Grant, you’ll see it listed in your financial aid award letter if you are accepted to University of Wisconsin-Madison.


    You can learn more about Pell Grant eligibility here.

    Outside Scholarships

    Wisconsin-Madison students can also apply for outside scholarships to fund their education. Outside scholarships are awards that are offered by private and non-profit organizations. If you want to see what outside scholarships you are eligible for, check out these resources:


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