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

As a top scholar and musician at his Milwaukee high school, Alejandro Robinson assumed correctly that he would be accepted to multiple universities. He also knew that his decision would hinge on a very practical consideration.

“Financial aid was the No. 1 priority for me and my family,” he says.“ Robinson’s choice came down to UW–Madison and a highly respected private university. Both extended generous financial aid packages, but UW­–Madison won out. Through Bucky’s Tuition Promise, Robinson is receiving four years of free tuition.

How can you beat that?” he says.

Robinson, a freshman, is one of 923 students new to campus this fall benefiting from Bucky’s Tuition Promise, now in its third year.

The pledge covers four years of tuition and segregated fees for any incoming freshman who is a Wisconsin resident and whose family’s annual household adjusted gross income is $60,000 or less — roughly the state’s median family income. Transfer students who are Wisconsin residents and whose families meet the same income criteria receive two years of tuition and segregated fees.

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