Tag Financial aid

UW Changes Lives: Opening doors for transfer students

March 22, 2019

Transfer students are a vibrant and diverse part of UW–Madison's student body. UW–Madison has created several programs in recent years to help them academically, financially and socially.

Bucky’s Tuition Promise could help families in depressed farm economy

March 19, 2019

A new UW–Madison program that provides free tuition for students from low- and moderate-income households comes at a good time for families struggling with the consequences of a depressed farm economy.

Second cohort of students to benefit from Bucky’s Tuition Promise

March 8, 2019

From February through June, we will be highlighting the ways that UW–Madison changes lives for the better throughout the state of Wisconsin. March’s theme is Affordability…

Badger Ready gives adult students a pathway to a UW–Madison degree

March 7, 2019

Last fall, UW–Madison welcomed the first students served by the Badger Ready program, which helps students resuming their college education after a significant break.

SSTAR Lab examining solutions for making higher education more affordable

February 5, 2019

The SSTAR Lab’s mission is to use applied academic research to guide, support, and partner with practitioners whose work aims to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for current and future college students.

Fall ad campaign busts myths about UW–Madison

September 14, 2018

Fans tuning in to Badger football and other fall sports will be able to catch UW–Madison’s “Mythbusters” campaign. Six different ads created to dispel common myths associated with the university are currently rotating during televised Badger sporting events and numerous digital and social platforms.

Local high school students participate in UW–Madison paid internship program

August 1, 2018

Seven high school students are working in UW–Madison's Small Animal Hospital as part of a new program that exposes high schoolers to careers and curriculum in the health sciences.

UW student named Newman Civic Fellow, recognized for high school outreach program

May 16, 2018

Wendy Hoang has been honored for creating a high school outreach program for Madison East High School that helps first-generation college students and students of color.

UW-Madison to cover tuition, fees for Madison College ‘Scholars of Promise’

May 10, 2018

A new agreement allows Madison College students who receive financial assistance through Madison College’s “Scholars of Promise” program and are admitted to UW–Madison to complete their bachelor’s degree at UW–Madison without bearing the cost of tuition and fees.

Badger Ready offers second chance at completing an undergraduate degree

April 24, 2018

The new program offers a path to finishing a degree to adults 25 and older and veterans of any age who have previous college credit but no degree.

Reaching out to prospective students

November 15, 2017

The Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Wisconsin–Madison held a community event for prospective students at the Goodman Branch of the Madison Public Library. The event was designed to inform prospective college students about admissions and financial assistance.

UW-Madison students graduating with less average debt

February 14, 2017

The average student loan debt for those graduating from UW–Madison with a bachelor’s degree fell from $28,768 to $28,255 in 2016. And the UW’s loan default rate is well below the national level.

Proposed Badger Promise program would cut tuition for state’s first-generation college students

February 2, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is announcing two new efforts to help ensure it is accessible and affordable to transfer students from across the state.

Athletics, financial aid reap rewards from record UW merchandise sales

January 5, 2017

Royalties from the sale of licensed UW–Madison merchandise set a record in 2015-16, exceeding $4.4 million.

Q & A: Van Matre reflects on expanding and protecting the UW brand

January 5, 2017

Over her 17 years as the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s trademark licensing director, Cindy Van Matre has protected the UW trademark and helped expand it into…