Cost of Attendance

The Estimated Cost of Attendance or COA includes estimates of the student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment.  Please note that the COA does not represent actual charges.  Signifying average costs for the different expense categories of tuition* and fees, room and board (meals), books and supplies, miscellaneous and personal, and transportation, the estimated COA is used to determine the maximum amount of financial aid that may be awarded.  The initial COA figures are based on full-time enrollment, however are adjusted at the start of the corresponding term on the financial aid census date to reflect the student’s enrollment status.  *The allowance for tuition is tied to the student’s residency classification, WI Resident, Nonresident, etc. 

The Expected Family Contribution or EFC is calculated by the U.S. Department of Education based on the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.  The EFC is not the amount of money the student’s family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of financial aid the student will receive; it is the number used to calculate the amount of federal and state aid the student is eligible to receive. 

The resulting Financial Need figure determines your eligibility for certain types of aid programs, most grants, Federal Work-Study, and need-based loans (Direct Subsidized Loans); a student must demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible for need-based financial aid programs.

An aid applicant's estimated Cost of Attendance, EFC, and Financial Need may be viewed in PRISM at Main Menu > Self Service > Student Center > View Financial Aid > Financial Aid Summary.
 

ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE (COA)
minus
EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION (EFC)
equals
FINANCIAL NEED

2018-2019 Cost of Attendance

Summer 2018 Cost of Attendance

2017-2018 Cost of Attendance
 

2018-19 Academic Year Estimated COA (WI Residents)

Category Students living
with parents
Students living
on their own
UWC Tuition & Fees* $5,172 $5,172
Books & Supplies $800 $800
Total $5,972 $5,972
Allowance for:    
Room $5,670
Board $3,040 $3,040
Transportation $2,260 $2,260
Miscellaneous** $1,970 $1,970
Total Budget $13,242 $18,912

* Estimated average cost assuming full-time enrollment, admitted as a WI resident to: UW Baraboo/Sauk County; UW Barron County; UW Fond du Lac; UW Fox Valley; UW Manitowoc; UW Marathon County; UW Marinette; UW Marshfield/Wood County; UW Richland; UW Rock County; UW Sheboygan; UW Washington County; or UW Waukesha. For actual tuition numbers and for tuition rates for other residency classifications, see the tuition page.

** Miscellaneous includes Direct Loan fees, personal costs, clothing, recreation, and minor medical costs.

2018-19 Academic Year Estimated COA
UW Colleges Online (WI Residents)

Category Students living
with parents
Students living
on their own
UWC Online Tuition & Fees* $6,838 $6,838
Books & Supplies $800 $800
Total $7,638 $7,638
Allowance for:    
Room $5,670
Board $3,040 $3,040
Transportation $60 $60
Miscellaneous** $2,930 $2,930
Total Budget $13,668 $19,338

* Estimated average cost assuming full-time enrollment, admitted as a WI resident to UW Colleges Online. For actual tuition numbers and for tuition rates for other residency classifications, see the UW Colleges Online tuition page.

** Miscellaneous includes Direct Loan fees, personal costs, clothing, recreation, and minor medical costs.

 

Summer 2018 Estimated COA (WI Residents)

Category Students living
with parents
Students living
on their own
UWC Tuition & Fees $1,188 $1,188
Books & Supplies $198 $198
Total $1,386 $1,386
Allowance for:    
Room $1,092
Board $588 $588
Transportation $462 $462
Miscellaneous** $378 $378
Total Budget $2,814 $3,906

This is an example of estimated costs assuming enrollment in 6 credits in a summer term lasting 7 weeks. A student's summer costs will vary from these if enrolled at a different credit load and for a differing number of weeks. Also assumes admitted as a WI resident to: UW Baraboo/Sauk County; UW Barron County; UW Fond du Lac; UW Fox Valley; UW Manitowoc; UW Marathon County; UW Marinette; UW Marshfield/Wood County; UW Richland; UW Rock County; UW Sheboygan; UW Washington County; or UW Waukesha. Costs for UW Colleges Online students will differ, see below. For tuition numbers and for tuition rates for other residency classifications, see the UW Colleges Online tuition page.

Summer aid applicants may navigate in PRISM to Main Menu > Self Service > Student Center > View Financial Aid, click on Financial Aid Summary for their estimated summer Cost of Attendance.

** Miscellaneous includes Direct Loan fees, personal costs, clothing, recreation, and minor medical costs.

Summer 2018 Estimated COA
UW Colleges Online (WI Residents)

Category Students living
with parents
Students living
on their own
UWC Online Tuition & Fees $1,841 $1,841
Books & Supplies $198 $198
Total $2,039 $2,039
Allowance for:    
Room $1,248
Board $672 $672
Transportation $16 $16
Miscellaneous** $648 $648
Total Budget $3,375 $4,623

This is an example of estimated costs assuming enrollment in 6 credits in a summer term lasting 8 weeks, admitted as a WI resident to UW Colleges Online. A student's summer costs will vary from these if enrolled at a different credit load and for a differing number of weeks. For tuition numbers and for tuition rates for other residency classifications, see the UW Colleges Online tuition page.

Summer aid applicants may navigate in PRISM to Main Menu > Self Service > Student Center > View Financial Aid, click on Financial Aid Summary for their estimated summer Cost of Attendance.

** Miscellaneous includes Direct Loan fees, personal costs, clothing, recreation, and minor medical costs.

 

2017-18 Academic Year Estimated COA (WI Residents)

Category Students living
with parents
Students living
on their own
UWC Tuition & Fees* $5,186 $5,186
Books & Supplies $800 $800
Total $5,986 $5,986
Allowance for:    
Room $5,620
Board $3,030 $3,030
Transportation $2,370 $2,370
Miscellaneous** $1,950 $1,950
Total Budget $13,336 $18,956

* Estimated average cost assuming full-time enrollment, admitted as a WI resident to: UW Baraboo/Sauk County; UW Barron County; UW Fond du Lac; UW Fox Valley; UW Manitowoc; UW Marathon County; UW Marinette; UW Marshfield/Wood County; UW Richland; UW Rock County; UW Sheboygan; UW Washington County; or UW Waukesha. For actual tuition numbers and for tuition rates for other residency classifications, see the tuition page.

** Miscellaneous includes Direct Loan fees, personal costs, clothing, recreation, and minor medical costs.

2017-18 Academic Year Estimated COA
UW Colleges Online (WI Residents)

Category Students living
with parents
Students living
on their own
UWC Online Tuition & Fees* $6,838 $6,838
Books & Supplies $800 $800
Total $7,638 $7,638
Allowance for:    
Room $5,620
Board $3,030 $3,030
Transportation $60 $60
Miscellaneous** $2,920 $2,920
Total Budget $13,648 $19,268

* Estimated average cost assuming full-time enrollment, admitted as a WI resident to UW Colleges Online. For actual tuition numbers and for tuition rates for other residency classifications, see the UW Colleges Online tuition page.

** Miscellaneous includes Direct Loan fees, personal costs, clothing, recreation, and minor medical costs.