UW System extends tuition credit for nursing, pharmacy students working at COVID vaccination sites

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MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin System announced the tuition credit for eligible nursing and pharmacy students working at COVID-19 vaccination sites has been extended.

UW System President Tommy Thompson said the $500 tuition credit for the spring semester has been extended to May 22. The credit was originally scheduled to expire Wednesday.

Thompson also announced students can qualify for a new $500 credit during the summer by working at vaccination sties from May 23 to Aug. 31.

According to a news release, students receiving the credit for the spring semester are eligible for the summer credit as well.

“I’m so proud that our students are helping vaccinate eligible Wisconsinites,” Thompson said. “They have been eager to help, and we are glad we are able to offer these tuition credits.”

Tuition credit for the spring semester will be given to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a nursing or pharmacy program at a UW System campus during the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Must work a minimum of 16 hours, or two days, as a COVID-19 vaccinator between Jan. 1 and May 22.
  • Must have a current professional or nursing license with authorization to provide vaccination service, or coordinate with a faculty supervisor if not currently licensed.

Similar criteria applies to the summer semester:

  • Must be enrolled in a nursing or pharmacy program at a UW System campus during the 2021 Summer session or Fall 2021 semester.
  • Must work a minimum of 16 hours, or two days, as a COVID-19 vaccinator between May 23 and Aug. 31.
  • Must have a current professional or nursing license with authorization to provide vaccination service, or coordinate with a faculty supervisor if not currently licensed.

Students interested in the spring tuition credit must bring a letter to their campus financial aid or bursar’s office verifying the hours worked by May 22. Those who qualify will receive the credit at the end of the semester.

Students can only receive one $500 spring tuition vaccination credit no matter how many hours they worked beyond the 16-hour minimum. The UW System will announce deadlines for the summer credit at a later date.

Students can contact their dean’s office for more information.