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UW–Madison partners with businesses in Federal Work-Study initiative

October 18, 2021

The new initiative gives students an impactful experiences and provides crucial support to employers during a time when budgets are stretched as a result of COVID-19.

In its fourth year, Bucky’s Tuition Promise continues to draw top state students to UW–Madison

October 13, 2021

The initiative is one of the most powerful ways UW–Madison helps Wisconsin resident students from lower- to moderate-income families afford the state’s flagship university.

School of Pharmacy announces master’s program scholarships to address inequities

October 4, 2021

These scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Applied Drug Development or Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation who demonstrate a financial need and/or have a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

UW–Madison begins distributing $28.6M in emergency pandemic aid to students

August 26, 2021

The university's approach to distributing the money includes emergency grants that students with financial need can use to pay off debts or to cover costs such as tuition, food, housing, health care and child care.

A positive pattern continues: More than half of UW–Madison seniors graduate with no debt

May 6, 2021

In less than 10 years, the number of undergraduates graduating without student loan debt has grown by nearly 10%.

Second round of emergency COVID-19 financial aid coming for students

February 1, 2021

UW-Madison’s share of the new federal emergency student support is $9.9 million. This funding will be used to continue to address the additional financial burden many students and families are facing.

Largest class ever of new Bucky’s Tuition Promise students receiving free tuition this year

October 21, 2020

There are now more than 2,500 students on campus receiving free tuition through Bucky’s Tuition Promise. The initiative is funded through private gifts and other institutional resources.

School of Education unveils bold new program to invest in Wisconsin’s future teachers

August 18, 2020

In return for financial support for students enrolled in teacher education programs, the students will pledge to to teach for three or four years at a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school in Wisconsin.

Helen Faith named Director of Student Financial Aid

July 20, 2020

Building off the successes of programs like Bucky’s Tuition Promise, Faith will focus on continuing to increase UW–Madison’s Federal Pell Grant recipients and work closely with Prof. Nick Hillman and the Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab.

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.