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.  Undergraduate cost of attendance is based on a nine-month period.

2016-2017 Academic Year Cost of Attendance with Tuition & Fees and Estimated Costs


Wisconsin Resident Non Resident Minnesota Resident

On Campus Off Campus On Campus Off Campus On Campus Off Campus
Tuition & Fees $10,488.48* $10,488.48* $32,738.16* $32,738.16* $13,761.12* $13,761.12*
Books & Supplies $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00
Room $7,796.00 $6,814.00 $7,796.00 $6,814.00 $7,796.00 $6,814.00
Board $2,650.00 $3,632.00 $2,650.00 $3,632.00 $2,650.00 $3,632.00
Miscellaneous $2,296.00 $2,296.00 $2,296.00 $2,296.00 $2,296.00 $2,296.00
Travel $800.00 $800.00 $1,400.00 $1,400.00 $1,100.00 $1,100.00
Loan Fees $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00
Total $25,294.48 $25,294.48 $48,144.16 $48,144.16 $28,867.12 $28,867.12

 

Note:

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

*An Official Document Fee of $65 is charged to all new UW-Madison students.

There is an additional fee of $275 for New Freshmen and $200 for New Transfer students.

*Undergraduate business school tuition for Wisconsin residents and non-residents is additional $1,000.80.

*Undergraduate business school tuition for Minnesota residents is an additional $2,000.16

*Undergraduate engineering school tuition is an additional $1,399.92 for Wisconsin residents and non-residents.

*There is no additional tuition charge for undergraduate engineering school for Minnesota residents.

*Undergraduate international students will have a tuition surcharge added to their tuition as well as International Student Fees.  More information about financial aid for international students can be found under General FAQ.