Wisconsin Tuition Promise


The Wisconsin Tuition Promise is a commitment to Wisconsin resident students. Beginning with the fall of 2023, the program guarantees the coverage of tuition and segregated fees not already covered by federal and state grants for students at the Whitewater and Rock County campuses who meet the eligibility requirements.

Am I eligible for the Wisconsin Tuition Promise?

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Wisconsin resident

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Incoming freshman or transfer student

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Household adjusted gross income $62,000 or less, as reflected in the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA

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Enrolled in an associate or bachelor’s degree program as a new student in the fall of 2023

About the Wisconsin Tuition Promise at UW-Whitewater

Incoming freshmen are eligible to receive up to eight (8) consecutive semesters (4 years) of tuition and segregated fees. New transfer students are eligible for six (6) consecutive semesters (3 years).

The Wisconsin Tuition Promise will be offered to incoming students (freshmen and transfers) who will first enroll in fall 2023.

Yes. Students can begin enrollment in either the fall or spring terms and will still be considered. Note that awards do not apply to winterim or summer enrollment.

No. This program is only for students enrolled in their first bachelor’s degree.

No. The Wisconsin Tuition Promise is only for students earning their first associate or bachelor’s degree.

As the best value in the UW System, we offer many ways to finance your education! Students are strongly encouraged to submit the FAFSA and complete your application for admission by January 1 to meet UW-Whitewater’s scholarship deadline. Check out the student resources page to estimate your future financial aid, tuition, costs of attendance, and more.

How do I receive the Wisconsin Tuition Promise?

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Students do not apply for the Wisconsin Tuition Promise at UW-Whitewater. It is automatically awarded to eligible students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). No separate application is necessary and the financial aid office will notify eligible students. UW-Whitewater’s priority deadline for FAFSA completion is January 1.

Structured as a “last-dollar” award, the Wisconsin Tuition Promise supplements the gap between any scholarships or grants offered outside of this program and the full cost of tuition and segregated fees.

If a student receives other scholarships or grants from any other source, these awards would be considered in determining the gap between current grant/scholarship aid and the full cost of tuition and segregated fees.

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