2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Wisconsin-Madison is $10,725 for Wisconsin residents and $37,785 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees is $10,898 for Wisconsin residents and $38,791 for out-of-state students.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 1.61% for Wisconsin residents and increased by 2.66% for out-of-state rates from the previous year.The Living costs increased by 2.86% from the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at University of Wisconsin-Madison are around the average amount ($11,912) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($31,914 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$10,555 $36,805$14,270
2019-2020$10,725$37,785$14,678
Change % 2019-20201.61%2.66%2.86%
2020-2021$10,898$38,791$15,098
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $12,180 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $25,506 for academic year 2019-2020.
The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at University of Wisconsin-Madison is $12,352 for Wisconsin residents and $25,677 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 1.42% for Wisconsin residents and increased by 0.67% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at University of Wisconsin-Madison are little bit lower than the average amount ($13,650) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are little bit lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,398 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$12,010 $25,336$14,270
2019-2020$12,180$25,506$14,678
Change % 2019-20201.42%0.67%2.86%
2020-2021$12,352$25,677$15,098
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$386$1,480
2019-2020$386$1,514
2020-2021$386$1,549
Graduate2018-2019$670$1,503
2019-2020$670$1,503
2020-2021$670$1,503
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates. 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

University of Wisconsin-Madison 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at University of Wisconsin-Madison for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $43,496 for Wisconsin residents and $164,186 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at University of Wisconsin-Madison
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$10,784$10,844$10,904$10,964$43,496
Out-of-State$39,047$40,351$41,698$43,090$164,186
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$10,844$10,904$10,964$11,025$43,736
Out-of-State$40,351$41,698$43,090$44,529$169,669
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$10,904$10,964$11,025$11,085$43,978
Out-of-State$41,698$43,090$44,529$46,016$175,334
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$10,964$11,025$11,085$11,147$44,221
Out-of-State$43,090$44,529$46,016$47,553$181,189
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$11,025$11,085$11,147$11,208$44,465
Out-of-State$44,529$46,016$47,553$49,141$187,240
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at University of Wisconsin-Madison. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $109,580 for Wisconsin residents and $230,270 for out-of-state students.
Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
4 years COA at University of Wisconsin-Madison
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$26,884$27,220$27,575$27,937$109,580
Out-of-State$55,146$56,727$58,358$60,039$230,270
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$27,220$27,563$27,924$28,291$110,963
Out-of-State$56,727$58,358$60,039$61,772$236,896
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$27,563$27,912$28,279$28,653$112,372
Out-of-State$58,358$60,039$61,772$63,560$243,728
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$27,912$28,267$28,641$29,021$113,806
Out-of-State$60,039$61,772$63,560$65,403$250,774
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$28,267$28,629$29,009$29,395$115,266
Out-of-State$61,772$63,560$65,403$67,305$258,040
Last year, 42 students ( 0.13% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $69,632 for Wisconsin residents and $190,322 for out-of-state students.
Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at University of Wisconsin-Madison
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$16,897$17,233$17,588$17,950$69,632
Out-of-State$45,159$46,740$48,371$50,052$190,322
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$17,233$17,576$17,937$18,304$71,015
Out-of-State$46,740$48,371$50,052$51,785$196,948
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$17,576$17,925$18,292$18,666$72,424
Out-of-State$48,371$50,052$51,785$53,573$203,780
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$17,925$18,280$18,654$19,034$73,858
Out-of-State$50,052$51,785$53,573$55,416$210,826
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$18,280$18,642$19,022$19,408$75,318
Out-of-State$51,785$53,573$55,416$57,318$218,092

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 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 last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of Wisconsin-Madison 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$10,725$1,150$14,678$37,785$1,150 $14,678
Graduate$12,180 $1,150$14,678$25,506 $1,150$14,678


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