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Resident Cost Estimate


Resident Cost Estimate

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

All applicants that graduated from a Wyoming high school are considered Wyoming Residents. Below is a breakdown for anticipated costs as well an opportunity for you to "do the math."

Undergraduate Wyoming Resident
Tuition1 $1,935
Fees $674
Room (Residence Hall)2 $2,247
Board (Meal Plan)3 $2,238
Books and Supplies4 $500
Travel and Personal Expenses5
Total Estimated Semester Cost


Total Estimated Yearly Cost                                          $15,186
1Tuition amount is based on 15 credits per semester (actual tuition will vary based on actual credit hours enrolled).
2Room (Residence Hall) amount is based on a standard double occupancy room.
3Board (Meal Plan) amount is based on a 12 meals per week plan.
4Actual cost of books and supplies will vary.
5Financial Aid budgets include $420 per semester ($840 per year) for travel expenses and $1,100 per semester ($2,200 per year) for personal expenses.

Do The Math

Wondering how UW compares to the other institutions you are currently interested in? Check out this awesome calculator available through College Board. This will give you a completely unbiased comparison. Simply enter in the information it asks for based on the schools you are comparing and select calculate. The "Family Share of Costs" row will give you the estimated cost per school. If you have already been admitted to UW, check out your WyoWeb for up-to-date information related to your award packages.


New undergraduates applying to the University of Wyoming will automatically be considered for one of UW's general scholarships based on their previous academic work. Check out our scholarships for in state freshmen and transfer students for details on these general scholarships, and links to UW competitive scholarships available through various departments. Scholarship awards are subject to available funding.

Graduate students should connect directly with their academic program regarding funding options.

Financial Aid

UW awards federal financial aid based on a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results. All students wishing to be considered for financial aid must complete the FAFSA and have the results sent to UW. Once received, the Student Financial Aid Office will post an award offer to the student's WyoWeb account.

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