University of Wisconsin–Madison

Prospective Students

Do you want to be a part of CeO? Apply here!  Complete the application and submit it through email, fax, or mail per the application instructions. Applications have no deadlines as they are accepted year-round; however, we strongly encourage incoming first-year students to complete and submit their applications soon after admittance to UW-Madison and prior to their SOAR date.

Find out more about CeO here: program overview, services provided, and application check list. Or, take a more in-depth look at the services that CeO students receive.

Girl working on laptop computerEligibility Requirements

Center for Educational Opportunity programs have various eligibility requirements that may include the following TRIO-funded Student Support Services and Student Support Services-STEM eligibility requirements include:

  1. First-generation college students (the parent(s) with whom the student resides did not complete a four-year degree)
  2. Students whose families meet federal income guidelines*
  3. Students with documented disabilities

*Annual Income Levels Effective January 18, 2018 until further notice

Size of Family Unit Annual Taxable Family Income Must Be Below (with the exception of Alaska & Hawai’i)

1………………………………………………..$18,210
2………………………………………………..$24,690
3………………………………………………..$31,170
4………………………………………………..$37,650
5………………………………………………..$44,130
6………………………………………………..$50,610
7………………………………………………..$57,090
8………………………………………………..$63,570

*For family units with more than 8 members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,480 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $8,100 for Alaska; and $7,455 for Hawai’i.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150% of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register, January 18, 2018.

If you need help with the applications or have questions email us at ceo@cdo.wisc.edu or call (608) 265-5106.