Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Wisconsin Stout tuition is $7,014 per year for in-state residents. This is 3% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 64% cheaper than the average Wisconsin tuition of $19,627 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 11th in Wisconsin amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 44th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $14,981 which represents a 114% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,442 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $9,456.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $6,714 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Menomonie should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $408.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,142 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,142 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Wisconsin residents to go to UW-Stout is $19,720 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Wisconsin residence can expect a one year cost of $27,687.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for University of Wisconsin Stout and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Wisconsin Stout
Estimated Budgets
Wisconsin Resident Total Budget $19,720
   In-State Tuition$7,014
   Other Fees$2,442
   Room and Board$6,714
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,142
   Books and Supplies$408
Non-Resident Total Budget $27,687
   Out-of-State Tuition$14,981
   Other Fees$2,442
   Room and Board$6,714
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,142
   Books and Supplies$408


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $19,720 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported UW-Stout net price for in-state students is $13,280* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

56% of University of Wisconsin Stout students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $3,841. 27 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,914. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Wisconsin Stout, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Wisconsin Stout
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$13,280*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid56%
Average Total Grant Aid$3,841
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants27%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,914

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$10,183
$30,001 to $48,000$10,915
$48,001 to $75,000$15,174
$75,001 to $110,000$17,806

Average Financial Aid Mix - $19,720 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $19,720. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 23% - $3,841

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Wisconsin Stout or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 35% - $5,825

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 42% -  $6,912

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Wisconsin Stout
Saint Cloud State University1.1% more expensive
University of Wisconsin Superior6.8% less expensive
Bemidji State University8.8% more expensive
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee15.4% more expensive
Northern Michigan University35.8% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Wisconsin Stout.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at UW-Stout is $78,880 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $11,684 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $46,736**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $98,600 or $58,420 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Wisconsin Stout are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Wisconsin Stout
Price per credit hour for Wisconsin residents$315
Cost for one class for Wisconsin residents (3 credit hours)$945
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$581
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,743
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,324


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 68% of University of Wisconsin Stout students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,825. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $28,576.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Wisconsin Stout? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $46,736, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $57,988.66. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Wisconsin Stout. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 56% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $11,684. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Wisconsin Stout student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Wisconsin Stout Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$483.24
Amount Borrowed$46,736.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$11,252.66
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$57,988.66

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UW-Stout? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Wisconsin Stout, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $57,988.66 would be needed to afford a $483.24 monthly payment in the example $46,736.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Wisconsin Stout in the future? Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $78,880.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Wisconsin Stout.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$27,120$108,478
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$34,612$138,449
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $44,175$176,700
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $51,138$204,552

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Wisconsin Stout to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Design and Applied Arts, Other Bachelor's Degree 194 35% cheaper
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 112 15% cheaper
Construction Management Bachelor's Degree 95 22% cheaper
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 69 25% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 69 32% cheaper
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor Bachelor's Degree 61 12% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 45 20% cheaper
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 36 30% cheaper
Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree 36 25% cheaper
Manufacturing Engineering Bachelor's Degree 36 27% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 34 34% cheaper
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 28 24% cheaper
Graphic Communications, Other Bachelor's Degree 22 28% cheaper
Customer Service Management Bachelor's Degree 20 6% costlier
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 20 24% cheaper
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other Bachelor's Degree 20 26% cheaper
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Bachelor's Degree 19 29% cheaper
Technical Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 19 15% cheaper
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 17 24% cheaper
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 17 38% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 11% cheaper
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 5 33% cheaper
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 5 28% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 23% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 19% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 4 20% cheaper
Sustainability Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 31% cheaper
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Bachelor's Degree 1 36% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Bachelor's Degree 1 3% costlier
Polymer/Plastics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 33% cheaper
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree 1 24% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 1 22% cheaper
Packaging Science Bachelor's Degree 1 37% cheaper
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 10% cheaper


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About University of Wisconsin Stout

University of Wisconsin Stout is a four year public college located in Menomonie, Wisconsin.  Full time enrollment is 7,136 and part time is 2,497. Learn more about getting accepted at University of Wisconsin Stout at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

University of Wisconsin Stout
712 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie, Wisconsin

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Wisconsin Stout is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of Wisconsin Stout cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240417 IPEDS survey data.