Net Price Calculator/Financial Aid Award Estimator

Welcome to UW-Whitewater's Net Price Calculator (NPC). This calculator is designed to help you in planning for financing your college education. The NPC uses the total Cost of Attendance (COA), which the Financial Aid Office uses in determining the amount of aid for which you may be eligible. This COA is only an estimate, and includes ALL expenses related to living for an academic year. In most situations, the COA is higher than what your actual university bill will be. To help determine your actual semester cost (what you would owe the university), please visit the UWW Cost Estimator.  The calculator also uses the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  The EFC is what a family may be reasonably expected to contribute; however, it is NOT the amount you will be required to contribute.  The EFC is determined by a federal formula using the information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

First Step: EFC Value

If you have already completed the FAFSA, you may skip this first step.  If you have not completed the FAFSA, you will need to visit the following website to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Second Step: Estimation Process

Choose the options from the dropdown menus which apply to your situation.

Residency Status:  

The student's state of residence determines in-state or out-of-state tuition costs.  Residency is determined by the Admissions Office based on Wisconsin law.  Minnesota students must apply for reciprocity or they will be considered a Non-Resident.  The "Return to Wisconsin" option is a tuition discount for children or grandchildren of Whitewater alumni.

Academic Level:  

Academic Level is based on number of credits a student has earned.  Freshman: 0-23, Sophomore: 24-59, Junior: 60-89, Senior: 90+

Dependency Status:

Dependency status is established by the FAFSA.  Most students under 24 are considered dependent, but there are other circumstances which determine dependency.  You can review all of those situations on the Department of Education's website.

Housing Plan:

This is where you plan to live while attending UW-Whitewater.


Use the EFC from your FAFSA or the one you calculated from the College Board's site.

Important Points

  1. This is an ESTIMATE and not your actual Financial Aid Award
  2. Do not use EFC of 0 (zero) unless the above calculator states you should use 0 (zero)
  3. Costs are based on the 2017-2018 academic year
Award Estimator