Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

Although the cost of attending UW-Madison will vary among all students, the university bases its financial aid awards on these budgets.  These are estimated figures are subject to change when tuition and fee rates are approved for 2015-16.

ESTIMATED 2015-16 Academic Year Cost of Attendance with Tuition & Fees and Estimated Costs


Wisconsin Resident

Non-Resident

Minnesota Resident

Res Halls Off Campus Res Halls Off Campus Res Halls Off Campus
Tuition & Fees $10,399* $10,399* $26,649* $26,649* $13,185* $13,185*
Books & Supplies 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200
Room & Board 8,804 9,688 8,804 9,688 8,804 9,688
Miscellaneous 3,286 2,402 3,286 2,402 3,286 2,402
Travel 1,030 1,030 1,630 1,630 1,370 1,370
Total: $24,719 $24,719 $41,569 $41,569 $27,845 $27,845

Note:

Residency for tuition purposes is determined by the residence examiner in the Office of the Registrar.

*There is an additional fee of $275 for New Freshmen.
*There is an additional fee of $200 for Transfer students.
*Undergraduate business school tuition for Wisconsin residents and non-residents is an additional $1,000.
*Undergraduate business school tuition for Minnesota residents is an additional $1,500.
*Undergraduate engineering school tuition is an additional $1,400 for Wisconsin residents and non-residents.
*There is no additional tuition charge for undergraduate engineering school for Minnesota residents.