Pioneer Pledge promises to cover tuition and fees for eligible freshmen


Continuing its tradition of providing an accessible, high quality education to all students, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently announced its Pioneer Pledge program. The program guarantees that the cost of undergraduate, on-campus tuition and fees will be covered for new freshmen who are Pell Grant-eligible Wisconsin residents.

“At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, we pride ourselves on being an affordable and accessible institution,” said Chancellor Dennis J. Shields. “With more than 40 percent of our students being first-generation students, we understand that some families struggle with financing their education. Our goal is to make gaining the education the number one priority, not the worry about paying for it. This program will go a long way in ensuring that more students will have access to a UW-Platteville education, which is ranked the best value among all Wisconsin public institutions.”

To be eligible for the program, students must be a Wisconsin resident and submit the FAFSA and qualify as Pell eligible. Federal Pell Grants are typically awarded to students who display exceptional financial need. The program will take effect for incoming freshmen entering in fall 2020.

To view all criteria for the Pioneer Pledge Program, visit UW-Platteville Scholarships.