The University of Wisconsin–Madison provides a top-ranked education at a moderate cost. Tuition, fees, and estimated costs for undergraduate students are based on the nine-month academic year and are available from the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Admitted undergraduate business degree students pay an additional tuition differential of $500.04 per semester to the Wisconsin School of Business. For Minnesota residents, the tuition differential is $999.96 per semester. Students pursuing a Certificate in Business will be charged an additional $150.00 per semester by the Wisconsin School of Business.

Costs for books and supplies, room and board, recommended Windows-enabled laptops, and other expenses will vary from student to student. However, the university bases its financial aid awards on the estimated costs of attendance provided by the Office of the Registrar.


Cost of Attendance

Getting Assistance with the Costs of Your Education

Students whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the costs involved in attending UW–Madison have many opportunities to apply for scholarships and needs-based aid, including grants and loans.

Wisconsin Undergraduate Scholarships

The Wisconsin School of Business provides nearly $1 million in scholarship support to admitted undergraduate students each year. Most scholarships available through the Wisconsin School of Business and UW–Madison require a single application, which matches your student data with appropriate scholarship opportunities. This application is located at the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub at Scholarships@UW–Madison.

UW–Madison Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid at UW–Madison is a great place to start when you wish to explore financial aid opportunities, including scholarships, grants, and loans. Students and families can also get help with the process of applying for financial aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid offers a number of resources for both prospective students and those who are already enrolled at UW–Madison.

Please note that students and families who wish to apply for financial aid through UW–Madison must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Student Aid

The U.S. Department of Education offers federal student aid to students attending four-year colleges or universities to help pay for education expenses. Federal grants, loans, and work-study programs are awarded to students with financial need. To learn more, visit Federal Student Aid.

Other Scholarships

You can also search for scholarships using national online databases. It is important to get your information from reputable sources. Two good sources of scholarship information are FastWeb and FinAid.