Lori Lopez, associate professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks with students during a Communication Arts 250 course in the Educational Sciences Building on March 5, 2020. Lopez is a recipient of a 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Our Financial Promise to Madison College Scholars of Promise

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Bucky’s Tuition Promise

First announced in February 2018, Bucky’s Tuition Promise is a commitment to Wisconsin resident students that guarantees scholarships and grants to pay for tuition & segregated fees for students whose household adjusted gross income (AGI) is $60,000 or less. Incoming transfer students will receive four semesters (2 years) of free tuition & segregated fees.

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Badger Promise

Originally announced in February 2017, the Badger Promise is a commitment to Wisconsin resident, first-generation college students who have successfully transferred from any of the two-year UW Branch campuses (formerly UW Colleges) or from liberal arts associate degree programs at Madison College (Madison Area Technical College). Those students who have shown Federal Pell Grant eligibility will receive grant/scholarship aid of up to four semesters of in-state tuition and segregated fees

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Bucky’s Pell Pathway

The program is designed to assist Badgers from low-income Wisconsin households pay for college through a combination of grants, scholarships and work-study. It includes a commitment to meeting full financial need without loans for incoming transfer students for two consecutive years.

Our Office of Admissions and Recruitment and Office of Student Financial Aid offer additional support and resources for Madison College Scholars of Promise students who are interested in transferring to UW–Madison.

Office of Admissions and Recruitment

Alyssa Watts Ransom




Office of Student Financial Aid

Martina Diaz