We realize the cost of tuition and fees associated with completing a degree can seem daunting. The good news? There are resources available to help!
How much will it cost?
Badger Ready students are admitted to UW-Madison as University Special students in order to complete the necessary academic criteria. University Special students pay the same rate as Undergraduate students. Badger Ready is for local adults who are able to take courses at the UW–Madison campus, so most students will meet Wisconsin residency criteria, which qualifies you for in-state tuition rates.
Residency for tuition purposes
Are there scholarships available?
Adult Career and Special Student Services offers scholarships for Badger Ready students based on financial need, academic plans, and personal goals. Due to rolling admission, scholarships are continuously awarded to eligible applicants. Scholarship eligibility is determined through seven key questions on the application for admission. There are limited funds each year. Badger Ready students are not eligible for financial aid.
Can I use my GI Bill benefits?
Badger Ready courses can be certified for both state and federal benefits.
Veteran Services and Military Assistance Center
What financial assistance will be available to me once I transfer?
After successfully completing the Badger Ready program, you will be admitted to UW–Madison as a transfer student and may then apply for financial aid, scholarships for returning adult students, and additional GI Bill benefits. Your Badger Ready advisor will be able to help you connect with the necessary resources.
Office of Student Financial Aid
Bucky’s Tuition promise
Returning adult student scholarships