Sonderegger Science Center in spring.

Freshman Tuition & Financial Aid 

Edgewood College is committed to helping you and your family through the financial aid process, and we strive to make our high quality education affordable. In fact, private college doesn’t have to mean pricey. Last year over 99% of entering first-year students received grants or scholarships from Edgewood College. With merit-based scholarships available for excellence in academics, leadership and fine arts and numerous awards available for families with need, we are often able to provide a financial aid package that is competitive with nearly every institution that you may be considering.

A Private College Experience at a Public Flagship University Price

If you’re graduating high school with a 3.5 cumulative unweighted GPA or better, and have a composite ACT score of 24 or better, you qualify for the inTuition Grant. You will receive at least $20,865 in grants and scholarships, lowering your tuition from $32,620 to $11,755.* You are  guaranteed the same inTuition Grant for as long as you are a full-time undergraduate. Your tuition might be even lower, depending on additional financial aid for which you may qualify. 

This is comparable to the current annual undergraduate tuition and fee rate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  That means our academically high-achieving freshmen get a high-quality private education at a public flagship university price. 

*Please expect a nominal tuition increase of 3 to 5% annually. 

Estimated Tuition & Costs for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:

Tuition: $32,620
Housing & Meals (Average): $12,050
(for students living in our Residence Halls)

Total: $44,670

*Please expect a nominal increase in charges for the 2021–2022 year (3–5% on average).

Applying For Financial Aid

  1. Be accepted for admission to Edgewood College.
  2. Complete the optional Edgewood College Net Price Calculator to learn more about your family's financial aid options.
  3. Apply for additional scholarships by completing the Edgewood College Freshman Scholarship Application (Early Deadline December 1/ Regular Deadline June 1).
  4. Obtain a FSA ID (for 1 parent and the student) at  The FSA ID serves as an electronic signature on the FAFSA.
  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The Priority Application Deadline is March 1.  Edgewood College’s Title IV School Code is 003848.

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office/ Edgewood Central: (608) 663-4300 (800) 444-4861 FREE ext. 4300


Institutional Financial Aid

Edgewood College Grant: An institutional grant awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. This grant does not need to be repaid.


Federal and State Financial Aid

Federal Pell Grant: 

A federally funded need based grant awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree and who have exceptional need.

Federal Stafford Loan

A low interest student loan that must be repaid. Repayment begins six months after you graduate, leave school, or drop below part-time status. There are two types:

  • Subsidized - awarded based on financial need. You are not responsible for interest while enrolled at least part-time
  • Unsubsidized - awarded to students regardless of financial need. You are responsible for interest that accrues during the life of the loan.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

A federally funded need based grant awarded to undergraduate students, with priority given to Pell Grant recipients.

Federal Plus Loan

Available to parents of dependent undergraduate students who are enrolled at least part-time. The PLUS Loan is a loan program that allows a parent to fund all or a portion of any remaining balance of their child’s educational expenses. A credit check is required and the loan must be repaid.

State Financial Aid

For additional information on Wisconsin’s financial aid system, visit

Wisconsin Grant

Provides assistance to Wisconsin undergraduates enrolled at least 1/2 time.  Awards are based on financial need and eligibility cannot exceed 10 semesters.

Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program

The Talent Incentive Program (TIP) is a state grant program designed to assist low income, disadvantaged students. The student must be a freshman to initially receive the grant. Students can be nominated for the grant through the Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program office or the Edgewood College Financial Aid Office.

Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

This Wisconsin agency serves students who have any disability which presents a substantial handicap to future employment. Students may contact their representative at (608) 261-2126 for further information, or call toll free, (800) 442-3477. Non-Wisconsin residents should contact their home state division.

Additional Information

Net Price Calculator

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