UW-Madison Offers Free Tuition for Some Transfers

About 150 students at two-year colleges around Wisconsin are expected to enroll in a new UW-Madison program giving first-generation college students a year or more of free tuition when they transfer to the state’s flagship public university, officials said.

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank wrote in a semester welcome message on Wednesday that Badger Promise — a program pledging grants to cover the cost of tuition for transfer students who are the first in their family to attend college — will sign up its first participants this fall.

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