Our financial aid is generous. In 2010-2011 (the latest year for which comparable statistics are available), our average freshman financial aid package was $20,446 (73% grants and 27% loans), leaving out-of-pocket tuition costs of just $4,888.
Going to college is an investment in your future. With a bachelor's degree, you'll make about $26,000 a year more than someone with only a high school diploma. During your career, that means you could make an extra $1 million by finishing college.
Financial aid falls into the following categories:
Tuition - Financial Aid = "Net Tuition"
Net tuition is the out-of-pocket cost paid by students and their families to attend a Wisconsin private, nonprofit college.
In addition to the net tuition, students must pay for books and room and board; these costs are roughly comparable in the public and private sectors.