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Cost of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

We know you want to spend your education dollars wisely. Fortunately, UW-Whitewater is the best value in the UW System — for 2019-2020, that’s $14,612 per year combined tuition, fees, housing and meals compared to an average of $15,628 for the other system comprehensive, regional universities. On top of that, many students are surprised to find that our textbook rental program — included in tuition and fees — is by far the most comprehensive in the state of Wisconsin, covering 95% of course materials. When you compare universities, remember to factor in all of the costs — when you are a Warhawk, tutoring, laundry, printing and admission to regular-season sporting events are yours at no extra charge, too.

Average Undergraduate Annual Tuition and Fees

  Tuition and Fees Housing (double occupancy) Meal Plan (14 meals/week) Total Compared to
Wisconsin Resident $7,694 $4,298 $2,620 $14,612 $15,628 *(average for WI)
Nonresident ** $16,416 $4,298 $2,620 $23,334  
Minnesota Resident $8,709 $4,298 $2,620 $15,627  
Return to Wisconsin *** $12,660 $4,298 $2,620 $19,578  

*Average total annual cost for UW System comprehensive universities, excluding UW-Whitewater. Source: uwhelp.wisconsin/edu
**Nonresident scholarships offer an annual reduction of tuition based on merit. Students 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. 
***Discount for nonresident students whose parent or grandparent received a degree from UW-Whitewater

Average Graduate Tuition and Fees

  Full Time* Per Credit
Wisconsin Resident $4,463.54 $495.95
Non-resident $9,212.75 $1,023.64
Graduate Business - Resident $4,853.46 $539.27
Graduate Business - Nonresident $9,711.75 $1,079.08
Graduate Business - Online** (per credit only) $637.43
Graduate Computer Science - Resident $5,146.10 $571.79
Graduate Computer Science - Nonresident $9,816.02 $1,090.67

 *9 or more credits
**regardless of residency
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