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Ready for Anything: Why All Students Should Have Parallel Plans for Their Intended Major

For college students who are undecided on a major, it’s an all-too-familiar question: “Have you picked your major?” And while identifying a major is a considerable milestone, it’s not the last step of the process. It may be just as important to follow up and ask: “Have you enrolled in…

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UW advisor Jonathan Ferguson meets with a student at the Career Exploration Center
  • Spring Break: Alternative Service Trips and Safety

    Spring break (the last week of March) is fast approaching, and students are more than ready to have some fun and relaxation — although not all students jet off to the sun-soaked beaches. In fact, most …

  • Summer Term Allows Students to Advance Degrees, Careers

    UW–Madison’s Summer Term can help your student meet academic, professional, and personal goals, with all the bonuses of a summer in Madison: music on the Terrace, farmers’ markets around Capitol Square, and much more. During …

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships: 5 Things You Should Know

    The UW’s Office of Student Financial Aid began awarding financial aid to students earlier than in the past for the upcoming 2018–19 academic year. If your student submitted the 2018–19 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal …

  • Spring Commencement Preparation

    Congratulations to the students and families who will celebrate commencement this May! We are excited to celebrate with you and reflect on all your students have accomplished during their time here. UW–Madison’s spring commencement ceremony …

  • Join Us: Badger Family Spring Visit

    Choose any weekend in April to visit your student and explore the sceneries of springtime on campus during the annual Badger Family Spring Visit. What is the Badger Family Spring Visit? The Badger Family Spring …

  • Register Now: Sibs Day

    Registration for UW Sibs Day 2018 — scheduled for Saturday, April 14 — is now open. The annual event gives younger siblings a chance to connect with their Badger student and get a glimpse of college …

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New Tuition Payment Plan

This fall, the UW–Madison Bursar’s Office began offering BadgerPay, a payment plan that offers students and authorized users the flexibility to pay for tuition and fees through regularly scheduled payments.


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