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More financial aid will be offered to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students in fall 2023 than ever before with the Wisconsin Tuition Promise—a new investment and commitment to qualified students.

Aggie Hanni

“The Wisconsin Tuition Promise at UWO decreases the uncertainty many families experience in determining whether college is the right investment for them,” said Aggie Hanni, UW Oshkosh associate vice chancellor for enrollment management. “This program removes a significant barrier for qualified families, increasing their access to higher education and their chances for earning a college degree.”

The program guarantees free tuition for eligible students who are Wisconsin residents and whose household adjusted gross income is $62,000 or less.

Students will automatically be considered for the UWO Tuition Promise, which is part of a new UW System initiative announced in August, when they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

“The Wisconsin Tuition Promise can help eligible students have the knowledge that they can afford college tuition. Our hope is this will lead to higher FAFSA completion rates as well as students completing the FAFSA earlier,” said Alison Casady, UWO’s interim financial aid director.

Last year, UWO offered more than $165 million in financial aid. The Tuition Promise is expected to boost that number even higher.

Eligibility requirements also include: incoming first-year or transfer student, employed at some point in the prior year and enrolled full time.

There is no limit to the number of students who can take part in this program, which would cover four years (eight semesters) of free tuition and segregated fees for first-year students seeking a bachelor’s degree and for two years (four semesters) for transfer students seeking a bachelor’s degree.

In addition, first-year and transfer students seeking an associate degree will receive two years (four semesters) of free tuition and segregated fees.

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