Freshman Tuition & Financial Aid Options in Madison, WI

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. 100% of entering first-year full-time 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.

Estimated Tuition & Costs for the 2024-2025 Academic Year:

Tuition: $35,860
Housing & Meals (average): $13,250
(for students living in our Residence Halls)

Total: $49,110

*Please expect a nominal increase in charges for the 2025–2026 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. Create a FSA ID (for the student and one parent) at  The FSA ID serves as an electronic signature on the FAFSA.
  4. 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 Edgewood Central: (608) 663-4300 |


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 Direct 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

I’ve already completed the FAFSA. Now what?

Contact Us

For more information or with questions about your financial aid, please contact Edgewood Central: Phone 608.663.4300  Fax 608.663.3495