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At the University of Wyoming, we thrive on blazing a path where others have not ventured. It’s our beautiful campus, friendly culture, relentless optimism and curiosity that make UW and our students unique.

UW consistently ranks as one of the nation’s best-value universities, offering nearly 200 academic programs with a small student/faculty ratio of 15:1. Wyoming high school graduates benefit from one of the lowest in-state tuition rates of any four-year institution in the country, and UW’s nonresident tuition also is among the lowest in the nation. More than 55 percent of UW students graduate with no student debt.

Cost of Attendance Fall 2019-Spring 2020
If you have not completed a bachelor degree, you are an undergraduate.

Cost estimates for Fall 2019-Spring 2020
*Undergraduate cost estimates do not include books, travel or personal expenses.
*Graduate cost estimates are tuition and fees only. 


Financial Considerations

College Value Guide

Finding financial aid can seem overwhelming when you are getting ready for college. Don’t let finances keep you from working toward your goal of a college education. There are multiple ways to pay for your college education, such as scholarships, loans, employment or college savings. Remember, this is an investment in your future.

University of Wyoming students benefit from one of the lowest tuition rates of any four-year institution in the U.S. In fact, UW has been recognized as the best return on investment in the country. Here, you’ll get an incredible education at an even better value.

According to 2017 census data, adults age 25 and older with only a high school education earned an average of $35,615 a year, while those who had college degrees earned an average of $65,482.

It is important to understand scholarships and financial aid, how much debt is too much and what course of study may make the most sense for your student.


Scholarships, Grants & Loans

Scholarships can help cover the cost of school, but you may find that you need additional assistance through federal loan and grant programs.

You can find scholarship information through your state, schools where you are applying, and national and community organizations. You can find information on University of Wyoming scholarships through the WyoScholarships database.

Types of Federal Student Aid

Grants: Free money that does not have to be repaid.
Loans: Real money (like a car or home loan) that will be repaid with interest.
Work Study: A campus job that gives students the opportunity to earn money to help pay for expenses. Students who do not qualify for work study are welcome to apply for student employment opportunities on campus.


Your financial award letter will be available in the spring semester. The award letter will detail the federal grants, loans and/or work study that the University of Wyoming is offering you. This will also contain information on tuition and detail other scholarships and/or awards you have received from UW. This information can be found on the student’s WyoRecords account, located on WyoWeb at

The FAFSA Process

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens up doors of possibility for paying for college. Even if you don’t think you qualify, it’s a good idea to apply. Colleges and universities use the information supplied on the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for grants, scholarships, work-study awards and federal student loans.

The FAFSA opened on Oct. 1, and the application is usually finished in less than half an hour. The application can be found here:, and the University of Wyoming’s school code is 003932.


Invest In Your Future

Ramsey Education’s “Foundations in Personal Finance”

High school students across Wyoming have an opportunity to increase their financial literacy through a new arrangement between the University of Wyoming and Ramsey Education.

Sponsored by UW, Ramsey Education’s “Foundations in Personal Finance” curriculum is being made available at no cost to Wyoming high schools to help students develop good personal finance habits.

Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, “Foundations in Personal Finance” is the premier curriculum for teaching financial literacy to students. More than 4 million students have taken “Foundations in Personal Finance” in middle schools, high schools and universities nationwide. The curriculum can be used to fulfill requirements in mathematics, social studies, economics, family and consumer sciences, business mathematics and personal finance. Schools interested in learning more should call 1-855-855-5786. For more information, go to

Take a Look at UW!

UW consistently ranks among the best values in the country with low tuition rates for both resident and non-resident students, and our amazing undergraduate scholarship programs.

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