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UWM Tuition & Cost

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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In State Wisconsin Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,519
Room and Board $10,732
Other Expenses Budget$3,472

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,519
Room and Board $10,732
Other Expenses Budget$3,472

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for undergraduate students residing in Wisconsin is $8,091. Room and board charges total $10,732 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $800 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,519 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,472 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending University of Wisconsin Milwaukee full time should expect a total annual cost of $24,614.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is $19,956 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $10,732 for room and board, $800 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,519. Students are advised to budget $3,472 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $36,479. This figure is 48.2% higher than what Wisconsin residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,444 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,973
$30,001 to $48,000$13,351
$48,001 to $75,000$17,606
$75,001 to $110,000$20,785

Financial Aid

75% of full-time undergrad University of Wisconsin Milwaukee received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,363 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 52% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,152 and 11% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,634.

Finanical Aid University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,363 75%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,050 25%
Pell Grants $4,640 31%
Other Federal Grants $2,684 13%
State and Local Grants $2,532 33%
Federal Student Loans $5,152 52%
Other Student Loans $11,634 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 Milwaukee, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $47,704. The loan balance of $47,704 is a four year multiple of the $11,926 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 $506 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $47,704
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $505.74
Total Interest Paid $12,985.02
Sum of All Loan Payments $60,689.02

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Wisconsin Residents Non Residents
1 $24,614 $36,479
2 $26,337 $39,033
3 $28,181 $41,765
4 $30,153 $44,688

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee to be $98,456 - 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 Milwaukee
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Wisconsin Residents $337 $1,011 $1,348
Out of State Residents $832 $2,496 $3,328

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

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

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240453 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.