A demonstration of what can be gained by attending the University of Wisconsin versus going directly into the work force after highschool. Follow through the steps listed here to calculate the cost benefits of a UW degree.

1. Introduction

Dear Future Badger:

You are probably trying to decide whether or not to go to college. If you decide to go to college, you will need to apply for admission and, when accepted, to choose where to enroll. In making this decision, there are many things that you will need to consider.

One of the most important things that you will want to know is the financial payoff to you from getting a college degree.

This website is designed to give you an estimate of your payback from graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; the answer will be tailor-made for you.

In the process of determining this payback, we will calculate several values:

As you proceed through this website, you will notice a number of and symbols. Scrolling over them will give you some additional information or guidance. You can also link to other helpful websites by clicking on the red words in the website.

To calculate this payback for you, we need you to answer a few questions.