Types of Financial Aid
A grant is a type of need-based "gift" aid that does not have to be repaid. To be considered for a grant, you must be an undergraduate student seeking your first bachelor's degree.
Several loan programs are available to UWSP students. In some cases, eligibility is based only on financial need, while other loans are available to students regardless of need. Repayment of educational loans begins six to nine months after you graduate or fall below half-time enrollment (less than six credits per semester). Payments may be deferred up to three years for students who go on for additional schooling, the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps*VISTA, disability, military service or full-time teaching in teacher-shortage areas.
There are two types of student employment opportunities: the College "Work Study" Program (federally funded) and "regular work." Only students who demonstrate financial need and request work study on the FAFSA can be considered for work study. Our Student Involvement and Employment Office is ready to assist you in your job search, whether you are seeking regular work or a job through the work study program. You can begin looking for a job as soon as you register for classes. Simply log on to our student employment database to view all vacant positions. Our student employment professionals are actively connected to on- and off-campus employers who are seeking part-time student help.
A UWSP Bonus...Textbook Rental!
Textbook rental covers most of your required textbooks during any given semester, and saves you nearly $600 each academic year. A nominal text rental fee is automatically included in your tuition and fees.