The actual cost of attendance varies from student to student. Tuition costs for Wisconsin BBA students can be found on the website of the UW-Madison Registrar's Office. UW-Madison Admissions provides estimates to help you plan for your education and investigate the process of applying for financial aid here [Note: These figures are projected expenses for the 2013-14 academic year].

Your very first step to apply for scholarships and financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All need-based financial aid is awarded based on your FAFSA information. Aid can come in many forms including grants, scholarships, work-study opportunities and loans. For more information on how to apply for financial aid, click here

Once you have been accepted to the Wisconsin School of Business you are eligible to apply for business scholarships. As a business student you will submit an application through the Common Scholarship Application (CSA) found on the Scholarships@UW-Madison website. The application will be open from early December through mid February each academic year and award notifications will be delivered by fall term. Scholarship committees consider various factors to determine which scholarships to award to each individual.

Students transferring directly to the Wisconsin BBA program from a UW College may be eligible to apply for the Nicholas Scholarship.

Keep in mind that there are a great many other sources of scholarship and grant money, including business and professional groups, service organizations, churches, and alumni associations. There are also numerous scholarships and financial aid options available for students interested in studying abroad. For information on non-university scholarships that may be of interest to Wisconsin students, visit FastWeb or FinAid.

Tuition Differential

Effective Fall of 2007, admitted undergraduate business degree students (Bachelors of Business Administration – BBA) will be charged an additional $500 per semester and Certificate in Business students (CIB) will be charged $150 more per semester by the Wisconsin School of Business.

This fee is assessed automatically to all students who accept admittance into the BBA or CIB programs for each semester in which a student is enrolled as a BBA or CIB student.

If a student does not accept admittance to a program or leaves a program, it is the student's responsibility to inform the UAS office and their advisor as well as complete necessary forms (CIB Cancellation Form, Major Declaration Forms for other Schools/Colleges). To ensure there are not tuition differential fees assessed, the student must:

  • BBA: Officially become a student in a School/College other than the Wisconsin BBA.
  • CIB: Complete the CIB Cancellation form.

If the student has been charged the tuition differential incorrectly, the student should contact the Bursar's Office. It is the student's responsibility to cancel the BBA or CIB student.