The system`s flagship campus has filled the 3,600 annual marks for first-year Wisconsinites, registered each fall since 2015, set by regents to measure how Madison serves Wisconsinns. The four-year contract expired in 2019 and Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank offered the deal to an average that has no deadline. Madison is expected to start covering the average in 2023, university spokesman John Lucas wrote in an email. UW-Milwaukee will act as a home school and will retain responsibility for calculating financial assistance, providing aid, monitoring SAP and other eligibility requirements and returning funds when a student withdraws. UW-Milwaukee, UW Colleges and UW-Extension collaborate in all UW flexible option programs to facilitate the effective management and implementation of consortium agreements. The Wisconsin System Board of Directors on Friday unanimously approved a proposal allowing Madison to declare new students in the state each year, based on a three-year moving average of 5,200 students, which will soften the current “hard line” of 3,600 newcomers to the state each year. The average is for transfers, new students who enroll outside the fall cycle, and Minnesota students who teach at the state as part of a reciprocity agreement between the two states. Students have the opportunity to follow the requirements of UW Colleges through their direct assessment offers, while they are admitted to a UW-Milwaukee direct assessment program. Only the remaining UW Colleges are subject to the remaining UW-Milwaukee qualification or study criteria, in the eligibility of a student. To this end, UW-Milwaukee and UW Colleges will enter into a consortium agreement. Are you considering taking courses at another university? A consortium agreement is an agreement between two schools that will allow one school (HOME School – UW-Madison) to provide financial assistance, while you (the student) temporarily take courses at another school (host-school).
Madison must find a difficult balance between enrolling an appropriate number of high school graduates in Wisconsin, state students and Minnesota students who pay in state of education under an agreement between the two states. Enrolling more non-resident students is a clear positive for the state — their education revenues can help subsidize scholarships for students in need of financial assistance, Blank said in his address to the Regents. “If we look at that, it`s a constant commitment to that 3,600 figure, which has been far exceeded,” Petersen said. “But… we wanted to offer a more holistic view of the service we have rendered to the state. If you are not in contact with your parents and do not know where they live, or if you have returned home due to an abusive situation, complete the FAFSA and immediately contact our office to discuss your situation and the options available to you. The university registered 7,550 new students, and 50.3 percent came from Wisconsin, down 3.1 percent from enrollment in the fall of 2018.