The University of Wisconsin-Madison provides this Net Price Calculator as a tool for early financial planning for college. The calculator is an approximation of federal and state aid eligibility for undergraduate students that plan to attend UW-Madison. This is for your information only and it is not an application for financial aid.

Many factors are considered when awarding financial aid to students including, but not limited to: deadlines, federal and state funding levels, and family financial circumstances. This calculator provides an estimate and it may not incorporate all possible awarding considerations. For example, scholarships that a student receives are not factored into this calculation or funding may become exhausted at certain times of the year and this could impact the cost of education.

The percent of first-year students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who received grant aid for 2020-2021 was 44.3%.

DISCLAIMER: We provide students and families with a non-exclusive, non-transferable, right and license to access the use of this Net Price Calculator. This tool is authorized to be used solely for the purpose of determining the estimated net price of attending UW-Madison and is for personal use only. The tool and the results are not authorized for use in aggregating with that of other institutions or for purposes of generating comparisons or other metrics. Use of this tool is not authorized for sale, or for marketing materials not owned and associated with UW-Madison.

Have you completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA?

Step One: Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

To determine your EFC visit the Department of Education's FAFSA4caster EFC calculator.

Have basic income and asset information on hand before you begin using the FAFSA4caster.

Step Two: Estimation Process

If you have completed the FAFSA or have determined your EFC estimate, please enter the value below, and verify the remaining information.

Important Points

  1. This is an ESTIMATE and not your actual Financial Aid Award
  2. Do not use an EFC of 0 (zero) unless the FAFSA4caster states you should use 0 (zero). Press "Enter" or "Tab" after you have input your EFC.
  3. Your EFC will be displayed in the upper right-hand corner of your Student Aid Report (SAR). If the EFC is not there, it means that your application is not complete.
  4. You must answer each question as they appear in order to calculate an estimate.