NEW - Information for Students

Get information about eligibility, determination of funding, enrollment, and more. 

Information for Students

Key Points

  • Launched Fall 2023
  • FAFSA Required. Students automatically considered when they apply for federal financial aid.
  • Must be Wisconsin Resident, First-Time Enrollee or Transfer, Attending Full-Time

“A college degree needs to be within reach for every Wisconsin citizen as a path to a better life and the Wisconsin Tuition Promise will provide these opportunities. It is also how we can close the skills gap that now limits Wisconsin’s potential to thrive in a global economy.”

UW System President Jay Rothman

Wisconsin Tuition Promise

Launched in fall 2023, the Wisconsin Tuition Promise is a new initiative to ensure underserved Wisconsin students can attend any UW System university without paying tuition or fees.

The goal of the program is to increase the number of state residents who graduate with a bachelor’s degree – especially first-generation students and those from low-to-moderate income families throughout Wisconsin – thereby improving individual lives and communities and helping meet the state’s workforce needs.

The Wisconsin Tuition Promise would provide up to four years of tuition and fee funding for students coming from families earning less than $62,000 annually and enrolling at the 12 public universities other than UW-Madison.

The program would be structured to provide “last dollar” financial support after federal and state grant aid is accounted for; as a result, Tuition Promise awards will vary.

Eligible students will be Wisconsin residents, first-time enrollees or transfers, and attending full-time. See Eligibility Requirements below.

Students will be automatically considered for the Wisconsin Tuition Promise when they apply for federal financial aid.

Further information from UW System universities will be available later this year

Federal Financial Aid

Learn more about how to apply.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Wisconsin residents.
  • First-time bachelor or associate degree seeking (includes first-time transfer).
  • Must file a FAFSA each year and in the first year have $62,000 or lower adjusted gross income.
  • Eight semesters of eligibility total for bachelor-degree-seeking students. Four semesters of eligibility for associate-degree-seeking and transfer students. A student who transfers after the first year could be eligible for six semesters. Count will start in fall 2023
  • Fall and spring enrollment only.
  • Must meet Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) and other Title IV eligibility requirements for continued eligibility.
  • Must be continuously enrolled.
  • Must have been employed at some point during the preceding year.

Note: UW Madison is not a participant in the Wisconsin Tuition Promise, instead it offers the Bucky Tuition Promise.

Campus Financial Aid Offices

Campus financial aid offices will have more information as it becomes available. 

Campus Phone Email
UW-Eau Claire (715) 836-3000
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County (715) 836-3000
UW-Green Bay (920) 465-2111
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus (920) 465-2111
UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus (920) 465-2111
UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus (920) 465-2111
UW-La Crosse (608) 785-8604
UW-Madison is not a participant in the Wisconsin Tuition Promise, instead it offers the Bucky Tuition Promise.
UW-Milwaukee (414) 229-4541
UW-Milwaukee at Washington County (414) 229-4541
UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha (414) 229-4541
UW Oshkosh (920) 424-3377
UW Oshkosh, Fond du Lac Campus 920-424-3377
UW Oshkosh, Fox Cities Campus 920-424-3377
UW-Parkside (262) 595-2574
UW-Platteville (608) 342-1836 or (800) 616-0412
UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County (608) 342-1836
UW-Platteville Richland (608) 647-6186
UW-River Falls (715) 425-3141
UW-Stevens Point (715) 346-4771
UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield (715) 346-4771
UW-Stevens Point at Wausau (715) 346-4771
UW-Stout (715) 232-1363
UW-Superior (715) 394-8200
UW-Whitewater (262) 472-1130
UW-Whitewater at Rock County (262) 472-1130