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.  

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 $10,415.76* $10,415.76* $29,665.44* $29,665.44* $13,382.40* $13,382.44*
Books & Supplies $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00
Room & Board $8,804.00 $9,688.00 $8,804.00 $9,688.00 $8,804.00 $9,688.00
Miscellaneous $3,286.00 $2,402.00 $3,286.00 $2,402.00 $3,286.00 $2,402.00
Travel $1,030.00 $1,030.00 $1,630.00. $1,630.00 $1,370.00 $1,370.00
Total: $24,735.76 $24,735.76 $44,585.44 $44,585.44 $28,042.40 $28,042.40

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 New Transfer students.
*Undergraduate business school tuition for Wisconsin residents and non-residents is an additional $1,000.80.
*Undergraduate business school tuition for Minnesota residents is an additional $1,999.92
*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.