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An Affordable Education

A UW-River Falls education is a great investment! We’re proud to provide you with an excellent education at an affordable price so that’s why we’re upfront about tuition and fees.

Tuition and Fees

It’s important to know what you’re paying for. Below is a breakdown of estimated annual costs for Wisconsin, Minnesota and other non-resident undergraduate students.

Estimated Annual Tuition and Fees for 2022-23
  Tuition Double
Wisconsin Resident $8,136 $4,584 $2,650 $15,370
Minnesota Resident (Reciprocity Approved) $10,394 $4,584 $2,650 $17,628
MSEP* $11,285 $4,584 $2,650 $18,519
Other Non-Resident $16,129 $4,584 $2,650 $20,363†
* The Midwest Student Exchange Program is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program and includes Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio.
† Includes automatic $3,000 scholarship for non-resident students that is renewable up to four years.


So, what’s this include? We’re glad you asked! These numbers include:

  • Tuition for two full-time semesters
  • Textbook rental
  • Double room in a residence hall (with free on-site laundry!)
  • Average of 14 meals each week
  • Resources like career services, health and counseling services, academic support, tutoring, admission to campus athletic events and participation in on-campus recreation and events

Calculate the Cost

Interested in an even more detailed cost estimate? Try our Net Price Calculator. You can fill in details relevant to your financial situation (residency, dependents, etc.) and get an estimate of your college costs. 

*Please note that the calculator does not represent a final determination or actual award of financial assistance, or a final net price. It is an estimate based on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year.

Finding Aid

We’ve covered what it’s going to cost, now let’s talk about ways to pay for it. We understand that college finances can be an overwhelming conversation, but we’re committed to helping you maximize your investment. Learn more about financial aid and your options below.

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Types of Aid


Scholarships, grants, loans, FAFSA? What's it all mean? We know it's a lot so we've broken down your options for aid into a handy explainer.

Types of Aid
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Time to make that hard work pay off! We've compiled info on scholarships to help you navigate what awards you may be eligible for based on academic achievement or other criteria.

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Financial Aid Library

We know the ins and outs of financial aid are a lot to absorb. These videos cover the entire process - from application to repayment - and are designed to answer all your questions.

Financial Aid Library