Other Sources and Programs
Below are several other programs that may reduce your university bill, if eligible, none of which need to be repaid.
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Grant
For physically-challenged students, the amount awarded is determined by the Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation based upon information provided by the Financial Aid Office regarding the student's financial need and other aid awarded. Students must apply directly at the district DVR Office. The Financial Aid Office estimates the student's DVR grant eligibility before awarding loans and adjusts the estimate when the final award is made by the DVR office.
Destination Wisconsin Scholarship
The Destination Wisconsin Scholarship
is awarded by the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Services to undergraduate baccalaureate nonresident incoming and transfer students (not available for Minnesota Reciprocity students) that is renewable based on the eligibility criteria. These scholarships are awarded annually based on available funding.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
GEAR UP assists low-income and first-generation students in obtaining a high school diploma and preparing for success in postsecondary education. Visit the
WI Department of Public Instruction's
website for more information and how to apply.
Gift Assistance for Non-Wisconsin Residents
For more information, contact the state’s higher education agency. To find the state agency’s contact information, Click here
Midwest Student Exchange Program
Students who are residents of a participating state (Illinois*, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Ohio) may apply to attend UWSP at a reduced tuition rate. Visit
to learn more.
*Illinois will no longer be participating in MSEP beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year.
There are many different military benefits available to active duty, guard, reserve, and veteran students and/or their dependents. For more detailed information, please see our
website or contact UWSP's
Veteran Services Coordinator
If you reside in Minnesota and meet residency requirements at a Minnesota public institution, you may be eligible for reciprocity benefits if you attend UW-Stevens Point. Visit
to learn how to apply.
Non-Resident Fee Waiver (prior to the 2021-2022 academic year)
The Non-Resident Fee Waiver (NRFW) is awarded to undergraduate nonresident incoming and transfer students. These awards are not offered to students who receive reduced tuition through other residency programs (e.g. Minnesota Reciprocity, Midwest Exchange Program, etc.). This is a renewable waiver however students must maintain a 3.0 to continue to receive the waiver in subsequent semesters.
Return to Wisconsin
The Return to Wisconsin discount offers a 25% waiver of non-resident tuition to the daughters, sons, and grandchildren of UW-Stevens Point graduates. Visit
for more information.
UW Academic Excellence Scholarships
Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to Wisconsin high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each public and private high school throughout the state of Wisconsin. For additional information, students should check with their high school guidance office or visit the
State of WI Higher Educational Aids Board
(HEAB) website for more information.
Wisconsin Act 228
The 1995 Wisconsin Act 228 offers full remission of fees for up to five consecutive years to any resident undergraduate who is enrolled in a bachelor's degree program, meeting satisfactory academic progress, and who is a child of a correctional officer, firefighter, or law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty when their child was under the age of 21 or before the child was born. Students must self-identify and submit the requested documents to the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Services in order to determine eligibility.
Wisconsin GI Bill Tuition Remission
The Wisconsin GI Bill Tuition Remission is a waiver for tuition and some student fees for eligible veterans and their dependents. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and application process, please see our
website for more information on this tuition remission program and other military benefits available.