Latest data on access and affordability

Net tuition/out-of-pocket costs
The average price for undergraduate tuition and fees at WAICU-member colleges or universities during 2013-2014 was $28,533. The average freshman financial aid package was $23,294 leaving net tuition costs of just $5,259. For 2013-2014, average UW tuition was $8,219. (Additional costs for room and board are comparable in the public and private nonprofit sectors.)
For the seventh year in a row, the average out-of-pocket net tuition at Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities has been under $5,500. The net tuition (list price minus aid) in 2013-2014 at these Wisconsin colleges is 10 percent lower than it was in 2006-07. 
Quick Facts:
• In 2013-2014: 98 percent of entering full-time, first-year students at WAICU institutions received financial aid.
• 31 percent of students at WAICU institutions are low income.
• The average financial aid package at Wisconsin’s private colleges is 75 percent grant aid and 25 percent loans
WAICU colleges and universities continue their commitment to making students’ education affordable
• For every $1 in governmental grant/aid, our students receive $5 in private or institutional aid. 
• 98 percent of WAICU first-time, full-time undergraduates receive grant aid from their college
• 42 percent of that institutional grant aid is based on need
• The average annual institutional grant is almost $15,000