See current and projected in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for University of Wisconsin - Madison, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. In this UW - Madison cost report, you'll find:
In 2020-2021, the average out-of-state tuition and fees at University of Wisconsin - Madison ran about $38,608 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. Those who hail from the state of Wisconsin get a discount and only needed to pay $10,720 per year.
These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.
The numbers quoted on this page are all sticker price and don't include any financial aid or scholarships students may qualify for.
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At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. At $38,608 a year, the average out-of-state tuition at University of Wisconsin - Madison was high when compared to the national average.
Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. Undergraduates who hail from Wisconsin pay an average of $10,720 a year to attend UW - Madison, making the school a bargain if you only consider tuition and fees alone.
The chart below shows how UW - Madison compares to other schools nationwide, in the region, and in the state.
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Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: University of Wisconsin - Madison Financial Aid.
Tuition and Fees for in-state University of Wisconsin - Madison increased with an average annual rate of 0.52% over the past five years. This school year, in-state students can expect to pay $10,832 if the growth keeps up.
At this rate, we estimate the total cost of in-state tuition and fees for two years at UW - Madison to be $21,721, and $43,668 for four years.
During the same time period, tuition and fees for out-of-state students have increased by 1.61%. Out-of-state students will be charged approximately $39,864 in this academic year if the costs keep going up at the same rate.
This means an estimated $80,372 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at UW - Madison, and $163,360 for four years.
The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at UW - Madison.
Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.
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