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University of Wisconsin - Madison Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Madison, WI

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,613
Out-of-state: $53,673
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,725
Out-of-state: $37,785
Room and Board
$11,558
Books and Supplies
$1,150
Other Expenses
$3,180
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@finaid.wisc.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
No deadline for filing financial aid forms
Award Notification
On a rolling basis
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003895
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
5,325 (70.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,781 (52.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,543 (91.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,300 (51.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$19,067
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,085 (82.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,084
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,964 (77.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,617
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 277 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
346 (4.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,405

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
16,460 (55.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,367 (63.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,805 (94.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,221 (43.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$17,473
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,849 (80.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,143
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,429 (75.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,380
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 898 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,049 (3.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,502

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
44%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$27,973
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

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