Program Costs

The PLUS Program is provided to participants free of charge. As a Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholar, you will receive complimentary on-campus housing, and will have most of your meals covered, for the duration of the program. You will also receive a stipend of $1,000 for your participation in the program, and a fee waiver from the Law School Admissions Council for the LSAT and Credential Assembly Service. Detailed information about program costs, housing and meals, travel, and the program stipend, is provided below.

Program Costs and Materials

All PLUS programming, including any mandatory outings or class trips, will be provided at no cost to participants. All books or course packets required for classroom work will also be provided free of charge.

Meals and Housing

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During the program, Scholars will live in the undergraduate residence halls on the UW-Madison campus. You will live in single occupancy rooms, with access to a shared single-gender bathroom facility that includes private shower stalls. Rooms will be furnished with a bed (complete with linens and pillow), a desk and chair, a bookcase or hutch, and other basic amenities. All guest rooms will be air conditioned, and high-speed wireless/wired internet and digital cable television connections will be provided. Each room also includes a small refrigerator.

Two Program Fellows will live in the residence hall with you during the duration of the program. They will serve as a resource for you during your time in Madison, and will also be responsible for enforcing University Housing and PLUS program policies.

Scholars will receive complimentary meal service from campus housing during the program. This meal service will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Monday through Thursday of each week, along with breakfast and lunch on Fridays. On Friday nights and weekends, you will be expected to provide your own meals using an off-campus dining card that can be used at area restaurants and grocery stores.

Travel

All Scholars must be present at the Law School to check in for the Program on Monday, June 5th at 8:30am. The residence hall will be available for you to move in starting on Sunday, June 4th. We will have a welcome dinner the evening of Sunday, June 4th, which we encourage you to attend. You must coordinate your own travel arrangements to campus, but if you have any travel-related questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact the Law School Admissions and Financial Aid Office at 608-262-5914 or admissions@law.wisc.edu. Additionally, you may be eligible for need-based financial assistance with travel to and from Madison. To inquire about a travel stipend, please contact the Law School Admissions and Financial Aid Office.

If you will be flying into Wisconsin, the nearest airport to campus is the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison. General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee is about an hour and a half from the Law School. There are several buses and taxi companies that provide service from the airports to campus. Please contact us if you would like additional information about these options.

Where possible, we recommend against bringing a vehicle to campus. Parking on campus is limited and can be quite expensive. All participants will receive a Madison Metro bus pass with unlimited rides for the duration of the program. However, if your circumstances require that you bring a vehicle to campus, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can provide you with the appropriate campus parking application and cost information to reserve parking. Parking expenses will not be paid or reimbursed by the Program.

You will be required to inform the Law School Admissions and Financial Aid Office of your confirmed travel arrangements with arrival date/time by Monday, May 22nd. We ask that you do so in writing by emailing admissions@law.wisc.edu by that date.

Program Stipend

All Scholars will be eligible to receive a $1,000 stipend. This stipend will be paid out in installments throughout the duration of the program. To remain eligible to receive all stipend payments, Scholars must attend required program classes and events, and must comply with all relevant campus housing and PLUS Program policies.  

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