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​​​​​​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 (tuition waiver)

The Destination Wisconsin Scholarship is awarded by the Office of Financial Aid & Veteran Services to undergraduate baccalaureate non-resident incoming and transfer students (not available for Minnesota Reciprocity students) that is renewable based on eligibility criteria. These tuition waivers are awarded annually based on available funding. See info here -> DestWISch 24-25 Criteria.pdf

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 your 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 UWSP Admissions to learn more.

Military Benefits

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 Veteran Services website or contact UWSP's Veteran Services Coordinator.

Minnesota Reciprocity

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 UWSP Admissions to learn how to apply.

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 UWSP Admissions 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 Veteran Services website for more information on this tuition remission program and other military benefits available. 

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