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UW-La Crosse Tuition & Cost

La Crosse, Wisconsin

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Wisconsin Resident Sticker Price
$17,902
In State Costs for University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,585
Books and Supplies$120
Other Fees$1,575
Room and Board $6,594
Other Expenses Budget$2,028
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$26,721
Out of State Costs for University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Fee Cost
Tuition$16,404
Books and Supplies$120
Other Fees$1,575
Room and Board $6,594
Other Expenses Budget$2,028

Residents of Wisconsin pay an annual total price of $17,902 to attend University of Wisconsin La Crosse on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,585 for tuition, $6,594 room and board, $120 for books and supplies and $1,575 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $26,721 which is 49.3% higher than Wisconsin residents. The tuition charge is $16,404 while room and board is $6,594, books and supplies are $120 and other fees come in at $1,575.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$12,302
Net Price by Income University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,517
$30,001 to $48,000$10,075
$48,001 to $75,000$13,198
$75,001 to $110,000$16,472
$110,000+$17,059

The average reported annual net price for University of Wisconsin La Crosse for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,302 in 2019/2020. 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

66% of full-time undergrad University of Wisconsin La Crosse received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $3,042 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 49% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,027 and 11% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $8,644.

Finanical Aid University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $3,042 66%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,439 20%
Pell Grants $4,038 17%
Other Federal Grants $469 12%
State and Local Grants $2,463 18%
Federal Student Loans $5,027 49%
Other Student Loans $8,644 11%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Wisconsin La Crosse, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $45,896. The loan balance of $45,896 is a four year multiple of the $11,474 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 $438 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $45,896
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $437.90
Total Interest Paid $6,651.82
Sum of All Loan Payments $52,547.82

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$71,608
Year Wisconsin Residents Non Residents
1 $17,902 $26,721
2 $19,155 $28,591
3 $20,496 $30,593
4 $21,931 $32,734

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Wisconsin La Crosse to be $71,608 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Wisconsin Residents $316 $948 $1,264
Out of State Residents $684 $2,052 $2,736

Estimated cost for a class at University of Wisconsin La Crosse 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 La Crosse versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Wisconsin La Crosse Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240329 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin La Crosse.