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University of Wisconsin-Madison Offers Free Tuition for Members of Federally Recognized Wisconsin Tribes

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will now cover the full cost of an undergraduate degree and tuition for certain graduate students who are Wisconsin residents and also enrolled members of a federally recognized Wisconsin Tribe beginning fall of 2024.

The initiative, dubbed the e Wisconsin Tribal Educational Program, covers the full cost of an undergraduate degree, as well asin-state tuition, housing, meals, books, and other educational expenses. The program will also cover the cost of in-state tuition for professional students pursuing a J.D. (law) or M.D. (medical) degree.

"As a university, we are deeply committed to a future of mutual respect and cooperation with the American Indian tribes in Wisconsin," Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin said in a press release. "This program is another tangible, meaningful step in that direction."


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