Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After GraduationComparison
For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Wisconsin-Madison is $10,720 for Wisconsin residents and $38,608 for out-of-state students. It has been decreased by -0.20% for Wisconsin residents and decreased by -0.06% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees is a little bit lower than the average amount ($12,285) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees is a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,661 - public Research University (very high research activity)).
The 2023 projected undergraduate tuition & fees for Wisconsin-Madison is $10,722 for Wisconsin residents and $39,354 for out-of-state students. It is a 1.9% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
It has been decreased by -0.20% for Wisconsin residents and decreased by -0.06% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $15,548. The Living costs increased by 1.85% compared to the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay.
Wisconsin-Madison Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$10,742 $38,630$15,266
2021-2022$10,720$38,608$15,548
2022-2023$10,722$39,354$15,835
Change % 2022-20230.02%1.93%1.85%
***The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the Wisconsin-Madison directly. See the Wisconsin-Madison bursar/financial aid page for more information.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees is $12,175 and out-of-state tuition and fees is $25,501 for the academic year 2021-2022. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees is a little bit lower than the average amount ($14,071) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees is a little bit lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,817 - public Research University (very high research activity)).
The 2023 estimated tuition & fees at Wisconsin-Madison is $12,176 for Wisconsin residents and $25,504 for out-of-state students. The rate is same as the current year's tuition (2022). This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
University of Wisconsin-Madison has law school and medical school and their tuition is different from other graduate programs, usually higher. The law school tuition is $30,282 for in-state and $48,978 for out-of-state students. See the detailed law school tuition at University of Wisconsin Law School page. The medical school tuition is $43,240 for in-state and $60,069 for out-of-state students. See the detailed medical school tuition at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health page.
Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$12,197 $25,523$15,266
2021-2022$12,175$25,501$15,548
2022-2023$12,176$25,504$15,835
Change % 2022-20230.01%0.01%1.85%
***The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the Wisconsin-Madison directly. See the Wisconsin-Madison bursar/financial aid page for more information.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Wisconsin-Madison. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $446 for Wisconsin residents and $1,608 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition per credit hour is $670 for Wisconsin residents and $1,503 for out-of-state students.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2020-2021$386$1,548
2021-2022$446$1,608
2022-2023$515$1,670
Graduate2020-2021$670$1,503
2021-2022$670$1,503
2022-2023$670$1,503
The 2022 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2023 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $49,600 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $68,000 for University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$49,600$55,000$44,600
7 Years After Graduation$52,700--
8 Years After Graduation$58,800--
9 Years After Graduation$56,900--
10 Years After Graduation$68,000$76,400$61,000
The next table compares the tuition & fees between University of Wisconsin-Madison and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between University of Wisconsin-Madison and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Wisconsin-Madison$10,720$38,608
Indiana University-Bloomington$11,333$38,352
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992$28,794
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,450$35,514
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$16,178$53,232
University of Nebraska-Lincoln$9,872$27,002

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Wisconsin-Madison?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $43,294 for Wisconsin residents and $158,992 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of Wisconsin-Madison have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$10,761$10,803$10,844$10,886$43,294
Out-of-State$39,059$39,515$39,976$40,443$158,992
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$10,803$10,844$10,886$10,928$43,461
Out-of-State$39,515$39,976$40,443$40,915$160,849
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$10,844$10,886$10,928$10,970$43,628
Out-of-State$39,976$40,443$40,915$41,393$162,727
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$10,886$10,928$10,970$11,012$43,796
Out-of-State$40,443$40,915$41,393$41,876$164,626
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$10,928$10,970$11,012$11,054$43,964
Out-of-State$40,915$41,393$41,876$42,365$166,548
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $113,224 for Wisconsin residents and $228,922 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of Wisconsin-Madison have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$27,766$28,121$28,496$28,877$113,224
Out-of-State$56,064$56,833$57,615$58,410$228,922
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$28,121$28,483$28,865$29,253$114,687
Out-of-State$56,833$57,615$58,410$59,216$232,075
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$28,483$28,853$29,241$29,637$116,178
Out-of-State$57,615$58,410$59,216$60,036$235,277
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$28,853$29,229$29,625$30,028$117,700
Out-of-State$58,410$59,216$60,036$60,868$238,530
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$29,229$29,613$30,016$30,427$119,251
Out-of-State$59,216$60,036$60,868$61,714$241,835
Last year, 42% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $66,788 for Wisconsin residents and $182,486 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of Wisconsin-Madison have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$16,157$16,512$16,887$17,268$66,788
Out-of-State$44,455$45,224$46,006$46,801$182,486
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$16,512$16,874$17,256$17,644$68,251
Out-of-State$45,224$46,006$46,801$47,607$185,639
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$16,874$17,244$17,632$18,028$69,742
Out-of-State$46,006$46,801$47,607$48,427$188,841
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$17,244$17,620$18,016$18,419$71,264
Out-of-State$46,801$47,607$48,427$49,259$192,094
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$17,620$18,004$18,407$18,818$72,815
Out-of-State$47,607$48,427$49,259$50,105$195,399

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of Wisconsin-Madison 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$10,720$1,150$15,548$38,608$1,150 $15,548
Graduate$12,175 $1,150$15,548$25,501 $1,150$15,548


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