University of Wisconsin–Madison

Bucky’s Tuition Promise

First announced in February 2018, Bucky’s Tuition Promise is a commitment to Wisconsin resident students.

The program guarantees scholarships and grants to pay for tuition & segregated fees for students whose household adjusted gross income (AGI) is $56,000 or less. Incoming freshmen will receive eight (8) consecutive semesters (4 years) of free tuition & segregated fees and transfer students will receive four (4) semesters (2 years).

One goal of Bucky’s Tuition Promise is to be as clear and simple as possible to break through some of the negative noise surrounding the cost of higher education. In collaboration with our partners at DoIT, we created the video below to highlight why a program like Bucky’s Tuition Promise is important for Wisconsin families. Enjoy!

Eligibility & Deadline Chart

Incoming Academic Year Federal Tax Year AGI ≤ $56,000 FAFSA Priority Deadline December 1st
2018-19 2016 N/A
2019-20 2017 2018
2020-21 2018 2019
2021-22 2019 2020

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