Skip to main content

Value and Affordability

Explore possibilities, experience progress

UW–Eau Claire cultivates values that transform what it looks like to get a university education. This community is built on trust and mutual empowerment, on seizing opportunities and questioning old modes of thinking. It’s practical, too: UW–Eau Claire is one of the most affordable public universities in Wisconsin and Minnesota, with tuition rates below those of other institutions in the area. UWEC’s robust financial aid and scholarship programs are designed to support your aspirations, and internships and mentoring from a broad network of alumni will contribute to your career success.

A leading regional and national institution

UWEC can expand your potential through real-world projects and encourage your innovations in how to learn, how to serve and how to thrive. UW–Eau Claire offers competitively affordable tuition rates and is consistently ranked for high-quality education and remarkable alumni success.

Campus beauty

U.S. News ranks UW-Eau Claire among top schools

U.S. News & World Report ranks UW-Eau Claire eighth among the top public regional universities in the Midwest in its 2022 Best Colleges report. This is the 27th consecutive year U.S. News has named UW-Eau Claire a top Midwestern public university.

27 years in top rankings

An affordable education

Position yourself for success and stability with UW–Eau Claire’s financial advantages, from affordable tuition to robust scholarship offerings. Here, affordable costs, dedicated financial aid advisors and strong four-year graduation rates contribute to the overall accessibility of a well-respected, versatile UWEC degree.

Students walking in front of Centennial Hall

Financial Aid assistance

Tools like the net price calculator can help you determine how UWEC’s financial aid offerings can support your education costs. Don’t forget to apply for FAFSA as well!

Find financial support
Beautiful serene picture of Campus

Lower cost of attendance

In addition to top-ranked programs, UWEC’s cost of attendance is lower than many larger regional institutions. Here, accessible learning is a top priority.

Explore UWEC's tuition and fees
Students make their way through Garfield avenue on lower campus.

Scholarships to support your journey

You are investing in your future by pursuing a degree, and UW–Eau Claire wants to invest in you, too. You may be eligible for up to $32,000 in UWEC scholarships over four years.

Discover scholarship help

A community of support as you start your career

Turning your education into a career might seem far off, but at UW–Eau Claire, your long-term potential is a day one priority. With the support of faculty mentors and career counselors as well as access to an abundance of campus resources, you will unlock skills, strategies and networks that will contribute to your success. Here, you will receive guidance for your future and empower those who follow after you.

Materials science students working on Mayo research

Discover your passion

Choosing from more than 200 academic programs, you can dive deep into your longtime interests or explore new areas of study in UWEC’s majors, minors, certificates, pre-professional programs and graduate degrees.

Start exploring
Student receiving advising support

Advising and Academic Support

Your success, your community, your passion and your growth ground UWEC’s student services, from faculty advising to tutoring to the robust McIntyre Library.

We succeed when you succeed
Career Conference

Career Services

Here, you’ll meet Blugold alumni at networking events, plan for the future with a career counselor, connect with employers for internship and job placements and so much more.

Guidance on the journey
small group at UW-Eau Claire Black Cultural Center opening

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The UW–Eau Claire campus is proudly inclusive, accessible and equitable, constantly striving to break barriers and empower Blugolds toward achieving their goals.

Celebrating diversity

Blugold success

Stories of bold Blugolds abound — students serving communities, faculty leading groundbreaking research projects, alumni driving change in their careers, athletes earning accolades and so much more. You won’t find stories like this everywhere, but at UWEC, Blugold successes happen every day.

We want to hear from you

Please enter your name

Please enter a valid email address

Please enter a valid phone number

Please enter a message