Grants and Waivers
Federal Pell Grant (Pell)
Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Education. The
specific award amount depends upon credit load, residency, and whether
the student lives on or off campus or with parents. If any of these
factors change, an award adjustment may be necessary. The student
receives a Student Aid Report (SAR) after applying, directly sent from
the U.S. Department of Education. The SAR can be used to make
corrections to incorrect data. The corrected form can either be sent to
the Federal Student Aid Program processor (address on form) or turned
into the UWSP Financial Aid Office, where we are equipped to make
corrections on the student's behalf. This grant is only for
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Eligibility is determined by the University according to federal
rules that tie the grant to Pell Grant eligibility and 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 Higher Education Grant (WHEG)
Eligibility is determined by a State of Wisconsin agency based upon
Wisconsin residency, need, and fund availability. The student must be
enrolled at least half-time to receive this grant. This grant is only
for undergraduate students.
Talent Incentive Tip (TIP)
Eligibility is limited to financially disadvantaged students and
arranged through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This
grant is only for undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time.
Wisconsin Indian Assistance (WIA)
Eligibility is based upon need. Students must have at least 1/4
Native American blood. 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.
Tribal Education Grant (TEG)
For Native American students, the amount is actually awarded by the
student's tribe based upon information provided from the Financial Aid
Office regarding the student's financial need. The tribe determines the
award when an Indian Scholarship Form is submitted to them.
Lawton Minority Retention Grant (LMRG)
These awards are made to Wisconsin and Minnesota undergraduate
minority students with at least sophomore standing and a 2.00 GPA who
are enrolled at least half-time. Please contact Ron Strege, Director of Diversity and College Access, at 715-3446-3574 or firstname.lastname@example.org
regarding this grant.
Academic Fee Increase Grant (AFIG)
The tuition increase grant program provides grants up to the actual
dollar increase in base tuition to students whose family income is less
than $60,000 and who do not receive a Wisconsin Higher Education Grant. A
grant may not exceed the amount of a student's unmet need, and students
must be registered at least half-time in order to receive a grant.
Non-Resident Fee Waiver (NRFW)
Eligibility is based upon high need of non-resident students. Partial
waivers of the non-resident portion of fees are credited against the
student's bill. Students must be enrolled at least half-time and the
specific award amount depends upon credit load.