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Grants are considered free money and do not need to be repaid!*

Federal Pell Grant
Eligibility is determined by completing the FAFSA and based on the Student Aid Index​ (SAI). This grant is only available to undergraduate students. The specific award amount depends upon credit load.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Eligibility is determined by the University according to federal rules that tie the grant to Pell Grant eligibility and a low level of assessed family contribution. This grant is only for undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time. The specific award amount depends upon credit load.

Wisconsin Grant - University of Wisconsin Students 

The Wisconsin Grant program provides grant assistance to undergraduate, Wisconsin residents enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program at non-profit, independent colleges or universities based in Wisconsin. Awards are based on financial need where the maximum award amount is established annually by the State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB). Eligibility cannot exceed ten semesters.

Wisconsin Tuition Promise 

The Wisconsin Tuition Promise was a one-time initiative for students first enrolling during the 2023-24 academic year. Students eligible during 2023-24 will continue to be eligible while they are continuously enrolled.

​Students must have been Wisconsin residents, first-time enrollees or transfers, and attending full-time. The WI Tuition Promise program may help cover tuition and most fees for up to four years for students coming from families earning less than $62,000 annually. The program is structured to provide “last dollar” financial support after federal and state grant aid is accounted for; as a result, WI Tuition Promise awards will vary. 

Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program

Eligibility is limited to financially disadvantaged students and is arranged through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This grant is only for undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time.

Wisconsin Indian Assistance

Eligibility is based on financial need. The student’s Tribal Enrollment Office or Tribal Education Office must verify that the student is at least ¼ Native American blood OR sign the Exception Statement on the application. The award is arranged through a State of Wisconsin agency and is usually matched by an equal or greater amount of grant assistance from the student's tribe. The new student application can be found here and continuing student application here. For more information on the various tribes and contact information in Wisconsin view the WI Department of Public Instruction website here.

Wisconsin Hearing/Visually Impaired Student Grant

The WI Hearing/Visually Impaired Student Grant was established to provide funding for undergraduate Wisconsin residents, enrolled at in-state or eligible out-of-state public or independent institutions that show financial need and have a severe or profound hearing or visual impairment. Students are eligible to receive up to $1,800 per year for up to ten semesters. Applications can be found on the WI Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) website.

Tribal Education Grant

For Native American students, the amount is actually awarded by the student's tribe based on information provided by financial aid regarding the student's financial need. The tribe determines the award when an Indian Scholarship Form is submitted to them. For more information on the various tribes and contact information in Wisconsin view the WI Department of Public Instruction website here.

Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant (Lawton)

The Lawton Grant is funded by the State of Wisconsin and provides financial assistance to designated under-represented minority undergraduate students to improve opportunities for retention and graduation and to reduce the reliance on student loans. For questions, view the Diversity and College Access (DCA) website or contact this office at 715-346-3225.

Pointer Incentive Grant

This state, need based grant is administered by the UW-Stevens Point Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Services. This grant is awarded to undergraduate students with financial need who are Wisconsin residents with at least half-time enrollment.

Fund For Wisconsin Scholars

The Fund For Wisconsin Scholars (FFWS) provides need-based grants to graduates of Wisconsin public high schools attending the University of Wisconsin universities. First-year and transfer students who filed the FAFSA before the fall term begins are randomly selected during their first year in school to receive this award and may receive this fund for up to 8-10 semesters. For more information, visit the FFWS website or view this informational brochure.

*Grants typically do not have to be repaid, however, if a student cancels/withdrawals from the university, grants may need to be returned.

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