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It's All About Value

Your education will be one of the most valuable investments you make. You are investing your time, energy, and money. At UW-Green Bay, we believe in providing an excellent education at an affordable price. We also want to help you make good decisions about your financial aid options.

Let us tell you more.

Estimated Costs

Your budget for college will include “direct” expenses for your education (tuition, fees, books) and “indirect” expenses (housing, food). Your budget will be influenced by many things: whether you are a resident of Wisconsin, whether you live on campus, your lifestyle, etc.

To give you an idea of the estimated college costs, take a look at this chart. It provides information about the estimated tuition, fees, books, and (for those who live on campus) freshman housing and meal plan.

Cost of Attendance for 2017-18 Academic Year

  Wisconsin Resident Minnesota Resident Midwest Student Exchange Program Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $7,878 $8,616 $11,026 $15,728
Books & Supplies $800 $800 $800 $800
Estimated Educational Costs $8,678 $9,416 $11,826 $16,528
Meal Plan $2,790 $2,790 $2,790 $2,790
Housing $4,020 $4,020 $4,020 $4,020
Estimated Cost of Attendance* $15,488 $16,226 $18,636 $23,338
*Additional fees may apply, including online course fees, first year student program fees, and testing fees. For more information about additional fees, please contact (920) 465-2111.

Other costs to consider

Please remember that you may incur additional costs for things such as upgraded housing or meal plans, insurance, transportation, clothing, and entertainment. These costs vary from student to student, and are expenses students typically have regardless of attending college.


Most students receive financial aid and their actual yearly costs are lower. For more information on financial aid, contact us!

Looking for more info about specific costs? Detailed costs for students are available like ordering your textbooks, dining plans and Pass Point information, housing rates, and parking rates.

Student Employment

Get to work! No, really, we have jobs you will like. There are tons of opportunities to find a job on campus. You could work in the University Union, the Kress Events Center, the Cofrin Library, the science labs, or many other great places in our campus community.

More than 1000 students work on campus at UW-Green Bay. That could be you.

Online Learning

Affordability Matters. We want to help you earn your degree affordably, quickly, and conveniently. Your advisors can help you plan your path, including your financial options for attending UW-Green Bay.

In this table, you will see the cost for tuition and fees, based on the number of credits you plan to take. Note that students taking all of their credits online pay Wisconsin Resident tuition, regardless of their state of residency. UW-Green Bay students are charged a $25 technology fee for each online credit in which they enroll.

Financial Aid

The majority of UW-Green Bay students receive federal financial aid to assist with educational costs. Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in qualifying for aid. Learn More


In addition to federal aid, UW-Green Bay offers a number of scholarships for students, as well as several from private partner organizations. For returning adult students in Southeast Wisconsin, the SEWEC scholarship may be of interest. To learn more about all scholarship opportunities at UW-Green Bay, visit our scholarships page or call the UW-Green Bay Office of Financial Aid at (920) 465-2111.

Learn more about UW-Green Bay's Online Learning programs.

Total Online Credits Online Cost
1 $353.26
2 $706.53
3 $1,059.78
4 $1,413.05
5 $1,766.32
6 $2,119.58
7 $2,472.84
8 $2,826.11
9 $3,179.37
10 $3,532.63
11 $3,885.90
12 $4,239.12

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office at UW-Green Bay is here to help you.

Many families find a UW-Green Bay education to be very affordable, especially once financial aid is factored into the budget.

Approximately 85% of UW-Green Bay students qualified for need-based or non-need based financial aid (like grants and loans) to help fund their education. Our financial aid office also advises families on additional options to fund their student’s education.

The first step in the financial aid process is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can follow the steps on the Admitted Student page to learn more about the financial aid process for admitted students.

Financial Aid
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We know scholarships are important.

We want to connect you with the scholarship resources you need to begin applying.

Check out UW-Green Bay's scholarships for new freshmen and find links to outside scholarships, too. The UW-Green Bay scholarship application is due on February 15.


Midwest Student Exchange Program

We are neighbors. That matters to us.

The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is a program allowing students from participating states to attend UW-Green Bay for a significantly lower tuition cost than out-of-state students from non-participating states.

Participating states include Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio.

This lower tuition rate for Midwest Student Exchange Program students can make UW-Green Bay's estimated cost of attendance comparable to their home state public universities, and lower than most private colleges and universities.

Any student residing in one of the Midwest Student Exchange Program states who applies, is admitted, and enrolls in UW-Green Bay will qualify for this lower tuition rate.

Phoenix Scholar Award

Non-resident students may be eligible for lower tuition through the Phoenix Scholar Award program.

What is a Phoenix Scholar Award?

The Phoenix Scholar Awards provide a discounted tuition rate to students who meet the academic and residency criteria described below. This is not “financial aid” nor is it a “scholarship” in the traditional sense. Instead, it is a lower tuition rate offered to qualifying students.

How do I qualify?

UW-Green Bay has set criteria for the levels of Phoenix Scholar Awards available to students based on their past academic performance, specifically test scores and grade point average. All students must also be enrolled full-time to receive a Phoenix Scholar Award.

Freshman Students
Gold Award
Students with a GPA of 3.51-4.0 on a 4.0 scale OR students with an ACT score 26-36 or SAT score higher than 1230.
Silver Award
Students with a GPA of 3.25-3.5 on a 4.0 scale OR student with an ACT score 23-25 or SAT score 1130-1230.
Transfer Students
Gold Award
Students with at least 15 transferable college credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.5-4.0 on a 4.0 scale.
If you are a non-resident student
  Discount New Tuition Cost
Freshman Gold Award $5,500 $10,228
Freshman Silver Award $3,800 $11,928
Transfer Gold Award $5,500 $10,228

If you are a Midwest Student Exchange student
Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio
  Discount New Tuition Cost
Freshman Gold Award $2,500 $8,526
Freshman Silver Award $1,500 $9,526
Transfer Gold Award $2,500 $8,526

See more information about Phoenix Scholar Award.


How much you pay matters.

We understand that affordability is a significant factor in college planning. Our staff is dedicated to discussing your options for funding your education, including financial aid, scholarships, and student employment.

Net Price Calculator
Need Help?

The purpose of financial aid is to assist students in funding their education. After all available aid has been offered to you, you may still find yourself short on covering all of your educational expenses. If this is the case, a few alternatives exist that may help you meet your financial obligations. Learn more about funding options.

Calculate Your Costs

The UW-Green Bay provides the Net Price Calculator as a tool for early financial planning for college. The calculator is an approximation of federal and state aid eligibility for undergraduate students that plan to attend UW Green Bay. This is for your information only and it is NOT an application for financial aid.

The Smartest Investment You'll Make

UW-Green Bay is an affordable option for a world-class education. With net costs below the national average, and among the four-year UW campuses, you can experience an exceptional learning environment at a very reasonable cost. The payoff will last a lifetime: college graduates, on average, earn much more than people with a high school diploma, and have far lower unemployment rates. Yes, college is an investment, but it's one of the best investments you can make! Need Help? Don't navigate the financial aid process alone, we are here to help you. Contact us.