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UW Stevens Point Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was $6,698 a year for in-state students and $15,402 a year for out-of-state students. On average, college tuition rises about 3 percent a year.

If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

Tuition for international students at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is $15,402 per year.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at UW Stevens Point

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $6,698 for in-state students who attend full-time. For students who are not considered Wisconsin-residents, out-of-state tuition is $15,402 a year.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Attending a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save significant money on the overall cost of college. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school.

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UW Stevens Point International Student Tuition

UW Stevens Point has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point can expect to pay around $15,402 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support:

On-campus jobs

Loans from outsideUW Stevens Point

UW Stevens Point-specific scholarships

International Students Tuition Waivers

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.

UW Stevens Point Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at UW Stevens Point

Room and board at UW Stevens Point is $7,630 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at UW Stevens Point

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At UW Stevens Point, you can expect to pay about $300 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at UW Stevens Point pay $1,602 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus is in a small town setting in Wisconsin. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

For UW Stevens Point students, $1,300 is good ballpark for transportation costs for on-campus students. $3,120 is a good estimate for transportation costs for students who live off campus.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

How much does UW Stevens Point cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $6,698
Out-of-State Tuition $15,402
Room and Board $7,630
Board Only $3,120
Books and Supplies $300
Yearly Fees $1,602
Transportation $1,300
Other expenses $1,940
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

UW Stevens Point’s tuition and fees change based on: B Academic program for both full and part-time students Course load for both full and part-time students

Financial Aid at UW Stevens Point

The majority of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 3,764 of the 7,638 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. UW Stevens Point meets 76 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,433 a year. Around 73 percent of UW Stevens Point undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. UW Stevens Point graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $29,775 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $26,950
State Loans $0
UW Stevens Point-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $16,996
Most Common Loans for UW Stevens Point Students
Federal Loans 73%
Private loans 13%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on UW Stevens Point financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, UW Stevens Point awarded 3,287 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $23,241,539 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2,333,761 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for UW Stevens Point students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at UW Stevens Point was $9,433 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of UW Stevens Point seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
Net In-state, Off-campus $4,227.66
Out-of-State, On-Campus $17,441.26

What will attending UW Stevens Point really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the UW Stevens Point's net cost calculator on their website.

UW Stevens Point Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

UW Stevens Point does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

UW Stevens Point offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offer tuition waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

UW Stevens Point has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: International Students

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

UW Stevens Point Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$16,231

In State

$24,935

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,698
$15,402
Fees
$1,603
$1,603
Housing
$7,630
$7,630
Books
$300
$300

UW Stevens Point Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

50%

Average Financial Aid Package

$9,604

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,229

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,301

Out-of-State

$17,005

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Sep 1
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