As a public research university, the University of Wisconsin relies heavily on research funding from the federal government. UW is regarded worldwide as a scientific reaseach powerhouse. It aided in solving the Ebola and Zika outbreaks in years past, has been advancing solutions to cancer and Alzheimer’s for years, and now is on the forefront of Coronavirus research. UW needs the ongoing support of the federal government to continue its groundbreaking research.
Additionally, many UW students count on federal financial aid to attend college. These students become leaders in their fields and are often in the labs where life-changing research is being conducted. Well-funded financial aid programs make a UW education much more attainable for many students.