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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.

Infographic-FinaicalAidApproximately 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 (2020-2021)

  WI Resident MSEP* Minnesota Resident** Nonresident Return to Wisconsin
Tuition $7,692 $10,844 $8,432 $15,268  $11,728
Standard Double Room $4,616 $4,616 $4,616 $4,616 $4,616
Approx. Books $1000 $1000 $1000 $1000 $1000
14-Meal Plan $3,150 $3,150 $3,150 $3,150 $3,150
Unlimited Meal Plan $3,350 $3,350 $3,350 $3,350 $3,350
Total (14-meal) $16,458 $19,610  $17,198 $24,034  $20,494
Total (Unlimited Meal) $16,658 $19,810  $17,398 $24,234  $20,694

*MSEP is the Midwest Student Exchange Program and participating states include Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan*, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio.

** 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 ProgramIf 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 ProgramThe Return to Wisconsin Tuition Reduction Program offers a 25% waiver of assessed nonresident tuition to children and grandchildren of UW Oshkosh graduates.

*Due to Michigan’s withdrawal from the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) effective Summer ’21, those who wish to receive the MSEP tuition rate for the entirety of their college career must be enrolled in courses at UW Oshkosh no later than Spring ’21. In order to remain in the program, the state of Michigan also specifies that a student’s enrollment remain uninterrupted once enrollment begins.

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 January 1 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.

Freshman Scholarships

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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