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 estimated figures are subject to change when tuition and fee rates are approved for 2017-18.  Undergraduate cost of attendance is based on a nine-month period.

*ESTIMATED* 2017-18 Academic Year Cost of Attendance

**The below estimates account for the proposed and approved tuition increase for non-residents**

  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 $34,738.16 $34,738.16 $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 $8,060.00 $7,028.00 $8,060.00 $7,028.00 $8,060.00 $7,028.00
Board $2,782.00 $3,814.00 $2,782.00 $3,814.00 $2,782.00 $3,814.00
Miscellaneous $2,300.00 $2,300.00 $2,300.00 $2,300.00 $2,300.00 $2,300.00
Travel $760.00 $760.00 $1,370.00 $1,370.00 $1,050.00 $1,050.00
Loan Fees $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00 $64.00
Total $25,654.48 $25,654.48 $50,514.16 $50,514.16 $29,217.12 $29,217.12


Notes:

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

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

*There is an First Year Experience Fee added of $275 for Freshmen and $200 for Transfer students.

*Undergraduate business school tuition for Wisconsin residents and non-residents is additional $1,000.08.

*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.