Financial Aid partners with UW-Extension to deliver message of college affordability statewide

Thanks to new partnerships between UW-Madison and the UW Extension that have emerged since the system restructured last summer, Chelsea Wunnike’s outreach efforts now include information about financial aid programs at the university and other state schools. Continue reading Financial Aid partners with UW-Extension to deliver message of college affordability statewide

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Lingering presence of fiscal suffrage, exclusive campus culture stunts diverse campuses

It is no secret — attending college is expensive.  

And, even though frozen tuition has tried to alleviate the economic burden, there remains a significant gap in both accessibility and affordability for underrepresented and low-income students.

Universities have made efforts to combat this, but still many students suffer at the hands of a faltering education system. Continue reading Lingering presence of fiscal suffrage, exclusive campus culture stunts diverse campuses

Cardinal View: Financial aid a good first step toward socioeconomic diversity, more support needed

Photo by Carolyn Bonnema Cardinal View: Financial aid a good first step toward socioeconomic diversity, more support needed Do you remember the day you got your financial aid award? Compared with the level of anticipation that college admissions letters get, this seems like a ridiculous question. But for some students, they remember both as days that … Continue reading Cardinal View: Financial aid a good first step toward socioeconomic diversity, more support needed

Cardinal View: The impact of financial insecurity on academics, UW resources to help

Graphic by Maggie Liu Cardinal View: The impact of financial insecurity on academics, UW resources to help As a low-income student, getting to college is enough of a financial hurdle, let alone facing a lack of accessible resources once arriving on campus. Despite the fact that the median family income for UW students is over … Continue reading Cardinal View: The impact of financial insecurity on academics, UW resources to help