University of Wisconsin–Madison

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.

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Meals and Housing

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 check in with Program Staff at the residence hall on Sunday, June 2 between noon and 5:00 p.m. We will have a welcome cookout the evening of Sunday, June 2, which we encourage you to attend. Scholars must move out of the residence hall on Friday, June 28 after noon, and should plan to depart from Madison on Friday after 1:00 p.m. If you have questions about travel arrangements, please contact the Law School Admissions and Financial Aid Office at 608-262-5914 or admissions@law.wisc.edu.

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The nearest airport to campus is the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison. General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee is also relatively close (75 miles) 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. 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 20, 2019. We ask that you do so in writing by emailing admissions@law.wisc.edu by that date.

Program Stipend

All LSAC PLUS participants will receive a $1,000 stipend upon successful completion of the progam. 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, complete all assignments, and comply with all relevant campus housing and PLUS Program policies.  

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