Costs and Financial Aid
College is an important investment, and the cost of attendance is something you can plan for.
Affordability is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing your future school.
UW Oshkosh is one of the most affordable schools in the Midwest, recently ranking No. 1 in Wisconsin and No. 8 in the Midwest on the U.S. News and World Report list of Best Value Schools and Affordability.
Approximately 75 percent of UW Oshkosh students receive financial aid.
The estimated annual costs on this page do not consider personal costs, such as day-to-day living expenses and transportation. However, our financial aid office does consider these items in awarding your financial aid package. You can review official student accounts tuition, room/board costs here. Or, you can view the amounts that financial aid takes into consideration here.
Estimated Annual Costs (2016-2017)
|WI Resident||MSEP*||Minnesota Resident**||Nonresident||Return to Wisconsin|
|Standard Double Room||$4,220||$4,220||$4,220||$4,220||$4,220|
*MSEP is the Midwest Student Exchange Program and participating states include Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and North Dakota.
** Minnesota Residents may qualify for in-state fees and tuition reciprocity.
Tuition Reduction Programs
For nonresidents of Wisconsin who meet eligibility requirements, one of the following tuition assistance options may reduce out-of-state tuition costs.
- Minnesota/Wisconsin Reciprocity Program: If you are a Minnesota resident, you may qualify for reciprocity benefits, saving you money on out-of-state tuition. Tuition rates are about the same as the rates for in-state tuition.
- Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP): You can now earn your college degree at UW Oshkosh and pay reduced tuition rates as a MSEP student. Participating states include: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and North Dakota.
- Titan National Scholar Program: Some high-achieving nonresident and MSEP students may qualify for the Titan National Scholar Program, which brings the cost of tuition down to Wisconsin costs.
- Return to Wisconsin Tuition Reduction Program: The Return to Wisconsin Tuition Reduction Program offers a 25% waiver of assessed nonresident tuition to children and grandchildren of UW Oshkosh graduates.
FAFSA and College Goal Wisconsin
As a future college student you will want to explore all of the possible funding opportunities from potential grants, to loans and scholarships. Speak to your high school counselor about financial aid for college and make plans to attend one of the regional College Goal Wisconsin sessions, a state-wide program offering information on the “how-to’s” of applying for financial aid and hands-on help in filing out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).
For information about federal financial aid, visit the FAFSA website and use the FAFSA4caster to estimate your potential federal financial aid. To be considered for all types of financial aid, we recommend filing the FAFSA by UW Oshkosh’s December 20 priority date.
The majority of students at UW Oshkosh are receiving some form of financial aid, including grants, loans, work-study and scholarships. For more information about these types of financial aid and others available, visit the UW Oshkosh Financial Aid Office website.
The UW Oshkosh Foundation awards more than $200,000 in freshman scholarships each year. Most of the scholarships are merit awards that recognize academic, leadership or other achievements. Some also are need-based. The admissions office administers many of the freshman scholarships.
For detailed information about actual costs per credit and payment deadlines, visit the Student Accounts Receivable website.
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Oshkosh, WI 54901
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