Grants

Learn about grants that are available to students as a great option for financial aid.
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Grants are considered "gift" aid — they are need-based and do not have to be repaid.

Grants for Undergraduate Students:

Federal Pell Grant

Eligibility: Based on your financial need determined by your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Award: Maximum award for the 2017-18 year is $5,920. Award amounts are based on your FAFSA and whether you attend full-time or part-time.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Eligibility: Based on Pell Grant eligibility. Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits). 
Award: Maximum award is $1,000.

Non-Resident Tuition Waiver

Who: Students who are US citizens, but are not Wisconsin residents or not approved for Minnesota tuition reciprocity.
Eligibility: Based on your financial need determined by your FAFSA. Must be enrolled full-time.
Award: Partially remits the non-resident portion of tuition for a limited number of eligible students who demonstrate financial need.

WI Grant

Who: Wisconsin resident undergraduates.
Eligibility: Based on your financial need determined by your FAFSA. Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits). Can be received for a maximum of 10 semesters.
Award: Maximum award for the 2017-18 year is $2,714. Award amounts are based on your FAFSA.

Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant

Who: Undergraduates who are Wisconsin residents or who are approved for Minnesota reciprocity AND who are at least at sophomore grade level (at least 30 earned credits).
Eligibility: Based on African American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Southeast Asian ethnicity. Must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled full-time. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Grant can be received for a maximum of 8 semesters. A separate application is required.
Award: Maximum award is $3,000.

Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant

Who: Wisconsin resident undergraduates who have been nominated.
Eligibility: Freshmen students are nominated by school financial aid offices or by counselors of the Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs (WEOP). To continue to receive the TIP Grant, you must be enrolled consecutively at least half-time (6 credits) and continue to demonstrate financial need. Grant can be received for a maximum of 10 semesters.
Award: Maximum award is $1,800.

American Indian Grants

State grant: Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grant
Tribal grant: File an application with your tribe.

International Study Grant

Who: Wisconsin resident undergraduates who are studying abroad.
Eligibility: Must demonstrate financial need determined by your FAFSA and be accepted into a study abroad or exchange program. You must complete an application and submit it to the Office of International Education.

Grants for Graduate Students:

Non-Resident Tuition Waiver

Who: Students who are not Wisconsin residents or not approved for Minnesota tuition reciprocity.
Eligibility: Based on your financial need determined by your FAFSA. Must be enrolled full-time.
Award: Partially remits the non-resident portion of tuition for a limited number of eligible students who demonstrate financial need.

Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Grant

Who: Minority graduate students or non-minority disadvantaged graduate students.
Eligibility: Based on African American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Southeast Asian ethnicity; or being an economically disadvantaged non-minority graduate student. Must be admitted to a graduate program and complete a FAFSA. A separate application is required.

American Indian Grants

State grant: Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grant
Tribal grant: File an application with your tribe.