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University of Wisconsin Colleges Tuition & Cost

How much does it cost to attend?

In State Wisconsin Resident Sticker Price
$18,912
In State Costs for University of Wisconsin Colleges
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,750
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$422
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,710
Other Expenses Budget$4,230
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$26,483
Out of State Costs for University of Wisconsin Colleges
Fee Cost
Tuition$12,321
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$422
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,710
Other Expenses Budget$4,230

Residents of Wisconsin pay an annual total price of $18,912 to attend University of Wisconsin Colleges on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,750 for tuition, $800 for books and supplies and $422 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $26,483 which is 40% higher than Wisconsin residents. The tuition charge is $12,321 while books and supplies are $800 and other fees come in at $422.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Wisconsin Colleges when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$6,818
Net Price by Income University of Wisconsin Colleges
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$3,897
$30,001 to $48,000$4,832
$48,001 to $75,000$8,173
$75,001 to $110,000$11,420
$110,000+$12,050

The average reported annual net price for University of Wisconsin Colleges for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,818 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

Finanical Aid University of Wisconsin Colleges
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $4,820 53%
Pell Grant $4,083 34%
Federal Student Loan $4,304 32%

The average reported annual net price for University of Wisconsin Colleges for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,818 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Wisconsin Colleges, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $13,902. The loan balance of $13,902 is a two year multiple of the $6,951 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $144 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $13,902
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $144.27
Total Interest Paid $3,410.70
Sum of All Loan Payments $17,312.70

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$37,824
Year Wisconsin Residents Non Residents
1 $18,912 $26,483
2 $20,236 $28,337

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at University of Wisconsin Colleges to be $37,824 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Wisconsin Colleges
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Wisconsin Residents $198 $594 $792
Out of State Residents $513 $1,539 $2,052

Estimated cost for a class at University of Wisconsin Colleges based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Wisconsin Colleges versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Wisconsin Colleges Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240055 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Colleges.