You’re worth it!

We value our students above everything else, so we invest heavily in their success. Pointer Payback scholarships are automatic beginning in fall 2018 and are offered to first-year and transfer students. In addition, a number of specialized scholarships are offered that require a separate scholarship application.

Pointer Payback Scholarships Available Fall 2018

Pointer Payback scholarships are automatic (no separate application is required) and available to incoming fall 2018 first-year and transfer students who meet these eligibility requirements*:

For first-year students
*$1,500 in Pointer Payback with:
  • 22+ ACT and top 25% or 3.50+ GPA
  • 23+ ACT and top 30% or 3.30+ GPA
  • 24+ ACT and top 35% or 3.10+ GPA
  • 25+ ACT and top 40% or 2.90+ GPA
  • 26+ ACT and top 45% or 2.70+ GPA
$2,000 in Pointer Payback with:
  • 27+ ACT and top 25% or 3.50+ GPA
For transfers
$1,000 in Transfer Payback with:
  • 12+ transferrable credits and 3.25+ transfer GPA

Attention National Merit Finalists! Call the Director of Recruitment and Admissions at 715-346-4021 to discuss special awards for students in this elite category.

Scholarships requiring an application

We offer additional scholarships that vary in value and requirements. This category includes noteworthy awards for:

  • Out-of-state students
  • Diversity students
  • Student leadership and service
  • Students with a specific major in mind

These scholarships require a separate application that can be found here. For these awards, priority consideration will be given to students who have been admitted and submitted their scholarship application by December 15.

A full listing of these additional awards can be found here.

UW-Stevens Point is worth it!

We’re everything you’re looking for in a university, minus the hefty price tag.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is nationally recognized for its low cost and high payback. According to the U.S. Department of Education, our annual cost is well below the national average for public universities, while graduation rates and salaries after attendance are well above the national average.

"UW-Stevens Point has made me feel at home because my peers, professors and admisistrators take the time to know me as an individual instead of just a number in a classroom"

- Angela “Gigi” Stahl, Psychology and Spanish


Closer to home, UW-Stevens Point is among the most affordable schools in the University of Wisconsin System. The quality of life here is high, and the cost of living is low.

Cost should not prevent you from attending a university. From your first day at UW-Stevens Point to your last, our financial aid staff will help you secure grants, employment, loans and scholarships.

For your customized estimate of financial aid from UW-Stevens Point, go to and click this icon!


Our text rental program adds even more value to our affordable price. This benefit will save you thousands of dollars per year compared with purchasing your books!


UW-Stevens Point tuition is one of the lowest in the state of Wisconsin and the Midwest. In addition, students can take advantage of our Text Rental program to save hundreds of dollars each semester on books.

Undergraduate costs for 2017-18 (figures are estimates)
Tuition and fees per semester Text     Rental** Total yearly cost w/room and board
Wisconsin Resident $4,154 $0 $15,598
Minnesota Resident $4,324 $0 $15,938
MSEP* NonResident $5,729 $0 $18,748
NonResident $8,288 $0 $22,866
Double Room $2,210
Board $1,435

*Participating Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) states are Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota or Ohio.

**Text rental costs are already included in the tuition and fees per semester.

To apply for grants, educational loans or work study, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1. Our FAFSA code is 003924. The FAFSA online application can be found at

*Payback scholarships are one-time awards. Recipients must be U.S. citizens attending UW-Stevens Point at least half-time (6+credits per semester). Based on available funding.