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UW-Madison To Offer Free Tuition For Families Making $56K Or Less A Year

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

'Bucky's Tuition Promise' Expected To Cover 800 Incoming Freshman Annually

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has unveiled a plan to offer free tuition to students whose families make $56,000 or less a year.

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said Thursday her goal is to ensure anyone who is admitted to the state’s flagship university can afford to be a Badger.

"Bucky’s Tuition Promise" is a UW-Madison pledge to cover four years of tuition and segregated fees for new, incoming freshman who come from households in Wisconsin with an annual adjusted gross income that is at or below the state’s median family income of $56,000. Transfer students from other Wisconsin campuses who meet the criteria would be able to have two years of tuition and segregated fees covered by the university.

Blank announced the pledge Thursday at the UW System Board of Regents meeting in Madison.

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