Meet the UW–Madison Class of 2024

This fall’s class of newly arrived freshmen at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is the second largest in the institution’s history and continues the university’s strong commitment to access and affordability for Wisconsin families.

Access: The Bucky’s Tuition Promise and Badger Promise programs continue to make an education at UW–Madison affordable for more and more of these Wisconsin students.

  • Bucky’s Tuition Promise, now in its third year, covers full tuition for four years for residents whose families make less than the state median income.
  • This year, UW–Madison welcomed 755 Bucky’s Tuition Promise freshmen to campus, bringing the total number of Wisconsin students on campus receiving full tuition and segregated fees through this program to more than 2,518.
  • Together with Badger Promise (for transfer students), one in five new Wisconsin-resident students on campus this fall is receiving full tuition and segregated fees through either Bucky’s Tuition Promise or Badger Promise.

“We know the financial ramifications of the global pandemic have hit many Wisconsin families hard,” says Helen Faith, director of the Office of Student Financial Aid. “With Bucky’s Tuition Promise and Badger Promise, we had two large-scale programs already up and running that could quickly and easily alleviate some of the financial pressures for many of our Wisconsin-resident students.”

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