Net Price / Award Calculator

The estimate provided here is based upon 2017-2018 costs, awarding rules, and federal/state appropriations. This estimate is dependent upon the accuracy of financial information that was used to calculate an expected family contribution (EFC). Future costs and estimated aid are subject to change. Reductions in funding or changes in aid rules could impact future award eligibility.

This Net Price Calculator gives you an estimate of your cost of attendance and net price for one academic year.

You must complete the financial aid process to determine your actual contribution towards college expenses.

Keep in mind this is not a financial aid application. The data provided and calculator results are not stored by UW-Madison. To receive actual financial aid awards, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted each year of attendance.

Student Profile

First Term at UW-Madison
Residency Status Wisconsin
Academic Level Freshman
College of Engineering/School of Business student?
Dependency Status Dependent
Housing Plan Residence Halls
EFC ? 0
Are you a Wisconsin Covenant Scholar? Yes

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Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) for 2017-2018 ?
Tuition ?: $10,488
Books & Supplies ?: $1,200
Room ?: $7,796
Board ?: $2,650
Miscellaneous ?: $2,360
Travel ?: $800
Total Cost: $25,294

Estimated Need Calculation for 2017-2018
Cost of Attendance (COA) $25,294
Expected Family Contribution (EFC) ? - $0
Total Need: ? $25,294

Estimated Eligibility for Grants (Gift Aid) for 2017-2018
Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Grant ?: $1,000
Wisconsin Covenant Foundation Grant ?: $1,500
Pell Grant ?: $5,920
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant ?: $800
Bucky Grant ?: $1,000
Total Estimated Grants: $10,220

Estimated Net Price Summary for 2017-2018
Cost of Attendance (COA) $25,294
Total Estimated Grant Aid - $10,220
Estimated Net Price ? $15,074

Estimated Eligibility for Other Aid (Self-Help) for 2017-2018
Federal Work-Study ?: $3,500
Perkins Loan ?: $4,000
Subsidized Direct Loan ?: $3,500
Unsubsidized Direct Loan ?: $2,000
Total Estimated Other Aid: $13,000

Estimated Remaining Cost for 2017-2018
Estimated Net Price $15,074
Estimated Other Aid - $13,000
Estimated Remaining Cost ? $2,074

Where to find more information

This calculator provides an unofficial estimate of your financial aid eligibility. The use of this calculator does not constitute an actual application for financial aid. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be admitted to UW-Madison in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes grant, loan, or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for Federal student aid, go to

Awards shown assume funding is available in all programs at the time eligibility is determined. However, many programs have limited funding and will not be offered once funds have been exhausted. Typically, the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loan programs do not run out of funds. You are encouraged to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 each year.