Private, Not Pricey

Private colleges are often perceived as less affordable than public institutions. However, when looking at the facts, that’s often not the case.

The average net tuition (the actual cost after financial aid) for Wisconsin private, nonprofit colleges and universities has been under $5,500 for the last eight years. At our colleges, 97% of all undergraduates receive financial aid, and 75% of the average undergraduate financial aid package is made up of grants and scholarships that do not need to be paid back.

Students’ chances of graduating in four years are 63% greater at our colleges than at public institutions in Wisconsin. This is a vital statistic to keep in mind. An extra year of college is an extra cost that undermines affordability. Obtaining their degree in four years means that students save on the cost of college and are ready to begin earning money in their careers sooner.

Our colleges take affordability seriously. We want students and their parents to be able to afford the higher education path that is the best fit for them. Are you ready to take the next step in exploring Wisconsin private colleges?

Join us for Wisconsin Private College Week from July 27-August 1! During Wisconsin Private College Week, students will have the chance to take virtual tours of campuses, connect with admissions and financial aid advisors, get to know professors, learn about the residence halls, chat with current students, and more. Register today!

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