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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 undergraduate students.
 

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 Grant - University of Wisconsin Students (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)

Please contact Ron Strege, Director of Diversity and College Access, at 715-3446-3574 or rstrege@uwsp.edu 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.