Affordability. We know that’s one of the most important factors in choosing a college.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is proud to offer the most affordable tuition among all schools in the UW System — and a list of amenities that will save you significantly on textbooks, transportation and more.

Named Best Value in the UW System

When you’re comparing college costs, it’s important to consider more than the listed tuition and fees. Your out-of-pocket expenses can vary greatly depending on financial aid eligibility, as well as what’s included with tuition, fees, and housing expenses.

At UW-Whitewater, we’re committed to keeping your education affordable. Including textbooks in your tuition and covering some of your everyday living expenses saves you and your family money — and these extras are one more way we support you academically and socially.

What makes UW-Whitewater the best value?

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The textbook rental program covers 95% of course materials

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Free admission to regular season sporting events

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Laundry, printing, and shuttle service are all included in housing fees

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80% of students receive financial aid

An overview of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater cost and fees for undergraduate programs:

Estimated undergraduate annual tuition and fees (2024-2025 Academic Year)

Tuition and Fees Housing (double occupancy) Meal Plan (14 meals/week) Total
Wisconsin Resident $8,616 $4,860 $3,118 $16,594
Nonresident  * $18,716 $4,860 $3,118 $26,694
Minnesota Resident  ** $10,031 $4,860 $3,118 $18,009
Return to Wisconsin  *** $14,411 $4,860 $3,118 $22,389
Rock County Campus (WI Resident)  **** $5,793 ---- ---- $5,793

*Nonresident scholarships offer an annual reduction of tuition based on merit. Incoming new freshmen who meet specific academic criteria will automatically qualify at the time of admission. These scholarships are renewable and valid for a maximum of eight semesters (fall and spring only). To renew this scholarship, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA as a UW-Whitewater student.
**Minnesota Resident Reciprocity reflects 2023-24 Academic Year Tuition and Fees rate.
***Nonresident children and grandchildren of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater graduate are eligible for a reduction of non-resident tuition upon admission to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Return to Wisconsin application form. 
**** Rock County Campus students are eligible to live in residence halls on the Whitewater Campus for the same cost that Whitewater Campus students pay. 

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A look at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater tuition for graduate programs:

Estimated graduate semester tuition and fees (Fall 2024, Spring 2025)

  Full Time* Per Credit
Wisconsin Resident $5,271.73 $585.75
Non-resident $10,801.78 $1,200.20
Graduate Business – Resident $5,393.77 $599.31
Graduate Business – Nonresident $10,700.98 $1,189.00
Graduate Business – Online** (per credit only) $695.00
Graduate Communication, IDLT, Business Ed – Online**  (per credit only) $595.00
Graduate Computer Science – Resident $5,832.97 $648.11
Graduate Computer Science – Nonresident $11,036.50 $1,226.28

 *9 or more credits
**Regardless of residency
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