Paying for College

We get that the cost of going to college can be a lot to think about. We're here to help.
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A Worthwhile Investment with a Big Value.

When we talk about how a UW-Stout degree is a valuable investment, we aren't just stating opinions — we've got the numbers to back it up:

  • 99% of our graduates are employed or continuing education within six months of graduation.
  • Students earn $4 in additional earnings over their lifetime for every $1 they invest in their UW-Stout education.
  • The average annual rate of return for a UW-Stout degree is 15.2%.


Tuition, Fees & Payments

See current tuition rates, what's all included, and how to easily make payments.
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Tuition Reciprocity & Waiver Programs

Minnesota Reciprocity, Midwest Tuition Discount & Return to Wisconsin programs.
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Financial Aid

Whether through loans, grants, or other types of aid, there are many ways we can help support your way through college.
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$2M+ in Scholarships for Incoming & Continuing Students.
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Student Employment

On-campus student employment opportunities.
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Financial Wellness

The more you learn and integrate financial wellness into your life, the more prepared you will be after college.
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Committed to Keeping College Affordable.

Earning an education is no small decision. That's why we believe in making a UW-Stout degree the best value possible. Most of our undergraduate programs only require 120 credits to graduate, your textbooks are free (rather than an additional cost) or can be rented, and we offer $2m+ in scholarships each year to help fund your education.

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99% of grads employed or continuing education


$58,000 average starting salary of UW-Stout grads


1,900+ students employed on campus every year