Tuition and Affordability

University School of Milwaukee is the best investment you can make in your child's future and, on average, we spend three times the amount that other Milwaukee-area schools spend per child to educate our students. This investment leads to students who are among the best-prepared—as learners, leaders, and citizens—for college and a life of purpose.

We also understand and appreciate the financial commitment families make in sending their children to USM, and we are committed to making a USM education accessible and affordable to all families.

For the 2023-24 school year, approximately 26% of our students benefited from nearly $3.65 million in tuition assistance. This chart illustrates how this assistance is awarded by household income levels.

Gross Household Income Number of USM Families Receiving Tuition Assistance
$75,000-99,000 24
$100,000-124,999 21
$125,000-149,999 19
$150,000-174,999 21
$175,000-199,999 12
$200,000+ 53

On average, the tuition costs listed below represent approximately 89% of the total amount USM spends to educate a child in that grade. The remaining amount is underwritten through the support of our generous donor community, which includes contributions to the school's endowment and annual giving program, the USM Fund.

Flexible Payment Options

As a convenience to parents, USM offers three different tuition payment options: a single full-pay plan (One Pay), which is reflected in the tuition amounts below, as well as Two Pay and Ten Pay payment plan options, each of which carries fees which are listed below in the 2024–25 Mandatory Fees section.

2024-25 Tuition

2024–25 Mandatory Fees*

2024–25 Strongly Recommended Fees*

Other Fees

Additional fees, such as transportation charges, after-school care charges, retreat charges, etc. vary based upon usage.


* All mandatory fees and strongly recommended fees will be added and spread across the payment plan selected.