Adding it up

We all know that the financial stressors that come along with being a college student seem to pile on rather quickly. Student loans, rent, heat, water, internet/cable, groceries, and the list goes on. It is because of these stressors that the Financial Aid Office has decided to launch the “Add It Up!” campaign. Add It Up! was created with the goal of encouraging students to “add up” the savings they can create by graduating on time and features UWL students sharing some of ways they were able to do that.

Being able to graduate on time can have a big impact in your life that you probably don’t even realize. Remember that taking between 12 and 18 credits in a semester costs the same in tuition and fees. Taking 15 credits is like getting 3 free credits and free is good!

For example, it’s estimated that a student who takes at least 15 credits per semester (which is a 4 year track) will save up to $19,000 in tuition and other fees. That’s a lot of money! I don’t know about you all, but as someone who has consistently held two jobs throughout school, the fact that I’m graduating on time, in my case, in four years, is a huge relief. There are plenty of other things I’d like to put $19,000 toward! (This was my little piece of advice to offer everyone.)

Therefore, I just wanted to let you all know to watch out for the Add It Up! campaign throughout campus. Posters will be on the bulletin boards, and slides and videos will be featured on the digital signs throughout campus. Also, if you want some more information about the campaign, you can visit our website,

I encourage you all to “add up” the savings you can create by graduating on time and put things in perspective!

Happy savings!


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