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Educational Costs

The cost of education is somewhat difficult to talk about. There are so many considerations and ways of viewing expenses related to college attendance, that it is easy to become confused. Costs change from year to year, so when estimating cost, it is important to account for annual inflation that roughly parallels the rise in the cost of living. The figures here are estimates determined before actual rates have been set. The actual costs may be higher or lower than what is presented on this cost listing, but estimates should be in the general ballpark. Sometimes aid award packages are adjusted later in the year if actual tuition costs come in a lot higher than what had been predicted below.
 
It is best to consider college expenses in three categories: 
  1. Direct educational expenses made up of tuition and fees.
  2. Living expenses made up of housing and meals (students who indicate they will live with their parent(s) are not given a housing allowance).
  3. Personal and miscellaneous expenses made up of personal and travel allowance.
  4. Textbook and supplies purchases (excluding text rental). 
The chart below provides basic information about estimated costs for all the above categories. If you are attempting to predict the costs for a future year beyond what is shown, you might want to add an inflationary adjustment of 2%-6% per year. These budgets show what it typically costs to attend UW-Stevens Point for one year or two semesters (fall and spring). If there are any special expenses related to the student's education, it may be possible to add essential costs to the student's budget. That type of adjustment is made in conference with a financial aid counselor by filing a budget appeal.
 
Estimated costs are provided on the new student financial aid award letters each year. Please be aware that actual tuition charges are often not determined by the Board of Regents until long after we commence the awarding of financial aid. Actual cost information will be shared with students attending new student orientation session during the summer, and a university bill is sent out in the month prior to the start of each term.
 
 

Financial Aid Cost of Attendance (COA) Budgets for 2018-2019 Academic Year

 

Undergraduate Student Budgets  

Undergraduate: Wisconsin Resident
Tuition/fees $8,210
Books $300
Room (on campus) $4,422
Meals (on campus) $3,000
Personal $1,900
Travel allowance $1,208
Total Budget $19,040

 


 

Undergraduate: Minnesota Resident
Tuition/fees $8,810
Books $300
Room (on campus) $4,422
Meals (on campus) $3,000
Personal $1,900
Travel allowance $1,208
Total Budget $19,640

 

 

Undergraduate: Midwest Exchange
Tuition/fees $11,358
Books $300
Room (on campus) $4,422
Meals (on campus) $3,000
Personal $1,900
Travel allowance $1,208
Total Budget

$22,188

 


 

Undergraduate: Out-of-State Non-Resident

Tuition/fees $16,476
Books $300
Room (on campus) $4,422
Meals (on campus) $3,000
Personal $1,900
Travel allowance $1,208
Total Budget $27,306

 
 

Graduate Student Budgets

Graduate Student: Wisconsin Resident
Tuition/fees $9,210
Books $600
Room (on campus) $4,422
Meals (on campus) $3,000
Personal $1,900
Travel allowance $1,208
Total Budget $20,340


 

Graduate Student: Minnesota Resident
Tuition/fees $10,624
Books $600
Room (on campus) $4,422
Meals (on campus) $3,000
Personal $1,900
Travel allowance $1,208
Total Budget $21,754

 


 

Graduate Student: Out-of-State Non-Resident
Tuition/fees $18,616
Books $600
Room (on campus) $4,422
Meals (on campus) $3,000
Personal $2,038
Travel allowance $1,208
Total Budget $29,746
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