Thursday, November 7, 2013

"Return to Wisconsin" = Discount Tuition, by Carly Vail

            Many students at UW-La Crosse are unaware of a discounted tuition program offered to a portion of students. Some UW-L students have taken advantage of the program,  called Return to Wisconsin.
This program applies to non-resident students, excluding students from Minnesota, since Minnesota and Wisconsin have an additional tuition discount program. It offers a 25 percent discount on the difference between resident and non-resident tuition rates for students with parents, stepparents, or grandparents graduated from UW-La Crosse.
For the 2013-2014 academic school year, the average savings for students enrolled in this program was approximately $3,400.
One must fill out the Return to Wisconsin Form and send it in to the Admissions Office to establish a student’s eligibility. The application asks for student information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and UW-La Crosse ID number. The application also asks for alumni information. Here the UW-La Crosse student must identify the relationship to the alumni, his or her name, address, phone number, e-mail address, year of graduation from UW-La Crosse, and the signature of the alumni attesting to the relationship, if living.

Students are able to continue participation in the program throughout their college career by continuing good academic standing and making satisfactory academic progress.