Financial planning for college should begin with an estimate of what the total cost will be for one academic year at UW-Whitewater. While fees (tuition) and room and board expenses will represent the majority of the expenses, their are also expenses for books, laundry, personal supplies, entertainment, and travel. If realistic budgetary allowances for such items are made now, the final financial projections will be more accurate and useful. Allowances should also be made for increases in fees because of inflation and policy changes.
|*||Room & Board||3,250|
|*||Estimates of out-of-state tuition and independent students' expenses are available from financial aid counselors.|
|**||While most required undergraduate textbooks are available through the textbook rental system, some must be purchased.|
The following is a sample budget and need analysis for a dependent student paying in-state tuition:
|Parents' Contribution||$ 800|
|Student's Contribution||+ 800|
|TOTAL FAMILY CONTRIBUTION||$1,600|
|Total UW-W Budget||$8,800|
|Less Family Contribution||-1,600|
The following is a sample financial aid package for the same student enrolled full time:
|Federal Pell Grant||$1,650|
|Wisconsin Higher Education Grant||600|
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant||600|
|Federal Perkins Loan||1,000|
|Federal Stafford Loan||+2,350|
Students have the option of accepting all or part of the assistance offered.
Financial aid is calculated on the number of credits the student intends to take. Financial aid packages must be adjusted for less than full-time enrollment.