Financial Aid
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Cost of Attendance

The cost of attending UW-Whitewater varies based on individual student circumstances.  The Financial Aid Office bases the award package on an estimated budget, which includes expenses directly billed by the university (tuition, residence hall, meal plan) and non-billed education expenses (transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses).  The Cost of Attendance is only used for financial aid purposes and will not necessarily reflect actual charges.  The Cost Estimator provides a better picture of actual charges.  The Student Accounts Office also publishes actual charges once they are available (usually mid-July for the upcoming fall term).

Current Budgets

2019-2020 Undergraduate Whitewater Campus
2019-2020 Undergraduate Rock Campus
2019-2020 Graduate
2018-2019 Undergraduate
2018-2019 Graduate

Explanation of Terms

Tuition/Fees: The average cost of tuition and fees for the typical student.  Tuition costs vary based on enrollment status and residency status (WI, MN, Non-Resident, Return to Wisconsin).  Fees vary based on individual courses.

Housing/Food: A reasonable cost for room and food for the academic year.  These costs vary by individual student choices.  Housing is charged by the university for residence halls or off-campus housing contracted with the university.  Meals are charged by the university if the student has signed up for an on or off campus meal plan.  Students living at home will have a lower budget.  

Supplies: The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student.  Most books are obtained from textbook rental for undergraduate students.  Graduate students must purchase all books.

Transportation: The average cost of travel expenses for the typical student.

Miscellaneous Expenses:  This is an estimate of costs for everyday living including laundry, cell phone, entertainment, clothing, etc.  

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The figures below represent the current estimated Cost of Attendance.  Students who have received an award notification may view their individual Cost of Attendance on WINS.

Residency is determined by the Admissions Office. Minnesota residents and non-residents whose parents or grandparents graduated from UW-Whitewater could qualify for a different tuition level. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Tuition and supplies are prorated for part time enrollment.

Direct Costs are paid directly to the university, except in the case of off-campus housing paid to a landlord.  Indirect Costs are mainly everyday living expenses.

2019-2020, Full Time Undergraduate Student, Whitewater Campus

Budget Item

WI Resident

On/Off Campus

WI Resident

Living w/Parents

Non-Resident

Tuition/Fees

$7646 $7646 $16,304

Housing/Meals

$7670 $2420 $7670

Direct Costs Subtotal

$15,316 $10,066 $23,974
Supplies $580 $580 $580
Transportation $970 $970 $970
Miscellaneous Expenses $2200 $2200 $2200
Total of Direct and Indirect Costs $19,066 $13,816 $27,724

2019-2020, Full Time Undergraduate Student, Rock Campus

Budget Item

WI Resident

On/Off Campus

WI Resident

Living w/Parents

Non-Resident

Tuition/Fees

$5518 $5518 $13,088

Housing/Meals

$7600 $2420 $7600

Direct Costs Subtotal

$13,118 $7938 $20,688
Supplies $580 $580 $580
Transportation $2270 $2270 $2270
Miscellaneous Expenses $2200 $2200 $2200
Total of Direct and Indirect Costs $18,168 $12,988 $25,738

2019-2020 Full Time Graduate 

 Budget Item

WI Resident

Non-Resident

Tuition/Fees

$9070 $18,758

Housing/Meals

$8930 $8930

Direct Costs Subtotal

$18,000 $27,688
Supplies $1490 $1490
Transportation $970 $970
Miscellaneous Expenses $2200 $2200
Total of Direct and Indirect Costs $22,660 $32,348

2018-2019, Full Time Dependent Undergraduate Student

Budget Item

WI Resident

On/Off Campus

WI Resident

Living w/Parents

Non-Resident

Tuition/Fees

$7672 $7672 $16,240

Housing/Meals

$7620 $1500 $7620

Direct Costs Subtotal

$15,292 $9172 $23,860
Supplies $600 $600 $600
Transportation $1000 $1000 $1000
Miscellaneous Expenses $2150 $2150 $2150
Total of Direct and Indirect Costs $19,042 $12,922 $27,610

2018-2019, Full Time Independent Undergraduate Student

Budget Item

WI Resident

On/Off Campus

WI Resident

Living w/Parents

Non-Resident

Tuition/Fees

$7672 $7672 $16,240

Housing/Meals

$8420 $2100 $8420

Direct Costs Subtotal

$16,092 $9772 $24,660
Supplies $600 $600 $600
Transportation $1000 $1000 $1000
Miscellaneous Expenses $3130 $3130 $3130
Total of Direct and Indirect Costs $20,822 $14,502 $29,390

2018-2019 Full Time Graduate

 Budget Item

WI Resident

Non-Resident

Tuition/Fees

$8936 $18,432

Housing/Meals

$8420 $8420

Direct Costs Subtotal

$17,356 $26,852
Supplies $1600 $1600
Transportation $1000 $1000
Miscellaneous Expenses $3130 $3130
Total of Direct and Indirect Costs $23,086 $32,582
Location

Financial Aid Office
130 Hyer Hall
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

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