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 Expected Family Contribution (EFC). 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 (NEW Fall 2023)
The Wisconsin Tuition Promise is a new initiative to ensure underserved Wisconsin students can attend any UW System university without paying tuition, including most fees, beginning Fall 2023.
Students must be 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
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.