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Grants and Waivers  


Federal Pell Grant

Eligibility is determined by completing the FAFSA and based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This grant is only available to undergraduate students. The specific award amount depends upon credit load.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

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 

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.

Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program

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

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.

Wisconsin Handicapped Student Grant

The Handicapped Student Grant Program was established to provide funding for undergraduate Wisconsin residents, enrolled at in-state or eligible out-of-state public or independent institutions that show financial need and have a severe or profound hearing or visual impairment. Students are eligible to receive up to $1,800 per year for up to ten semesters. Applications can be found on the WI Higher Educational Aids Board website.

Tribal Education Grant

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

The Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant is funded by the State of Wisconsin and provides financial assistance to designated under-represented minority undergraduate students to improve opportunity for retention and graduation and to reduce the reliance on student loans. For questions, view the Diversity and College Access web page or contact Sarah Johannes, DCA Retention Coordinator at (715)346-4164 or email: 

Pointer Incentive Grant

This state, need-based grant is administered by the UW-Stevens Point Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. This grant is awarded to undergraduate students with financial need who are Wisconsin residents with at least half-time enrollment.

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