The University of Wisconsin-Madison provides this Net Price Calculator as a tool for early financial planning for college. The calculator is an approximation of federal and state aid eligibility for undergraduate students that plan to attend UW-Madison. This is for your information only and it is not an application for financial aid.

Many factors are considered when awarding financial aid to students including, but not limited to: deadlines, federal and state funding levels, and family financial circumstances.

The estimate provided here is based on 2022-23 information and is dependent on the accuracy of financial information used to calculate an expected family contribution (EFC). Future costs and estimated financial aid are subject to change. Reductions in funding or changes in financial aid regulations could impact future financial aid eligibility.

This Net Price Calculator gives you an estimate of your cost of attendance and net price for one academic year (September-May).

Remember, this is not a financial aid application. The data provided and calculator results are not stored by UW-Madison. You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)to be considered for financial aid.

The percent of first-year students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who received grant aid for 2022-2023 was 46.1%.

DISCLAIMER: We provide students and families with a non-exclusive, non-transferable, right and license to access the use of this Net Price Calculator. This tool is authorized to be used solely for the purpose of determining the estimated net price of attending UW-Madison and is for personal use only. The tool and the results are not authorized for use in aggregating with that of other institutions or for purposes of generating comparisons or other metrics. Use of this tool is not authorized for sale, or for marketing materials not owned and associated with UW-Madison.

Have you completed the 2023-2024 FAFSA?

Step One: Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

To determine your EFC visit the Department of Education's Student Aid Estimator EFC calculator.

Have basic income and asset information on hand before you begin using the Student Aid Estimator.

Step Two: Estimation Process

If you have completed the FAFSA or have determined your EFC estimate, please enter the value below, and verify the remaining information.

Important Points

  1. This is an ESTIMATE and not your actual Financial Aid Award
  2. Do not use an EFC of 0 (zero) unless the Student Aid Estimator states you should use 0 (zero). Press "Enter" or "Tab" after you have input your EFC.
  3. Your EFC will be displayed in the upper right-hand corner of your Student Aid Report (SAR). If the EFC is not there, it means that your application is not complete.
  4. You must answer each question as they appear in order to calculate an estimate.