Grants are considered free money and do not need to be repaid.
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 Hearing/Visually Impaired Student Grant
The WI Hearining/Visually Impaired Student Grant 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
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.
Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant (Lawton)
The Lawton 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 (DCA) website or contact Sarah Johannes, DCA Retention Coordinator at (715) 346-4164 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Fund For Wisconsin Scholars
The Fund For Wisconsin Scholars (FFWS) provides need-based grants to graduates of Wisconsin public high schools attending the University of Wisconsin universities. Students who filed the FAFSA before the fall term begins are randomly selected during their first year in school to receive this award and may receive this fund for up to 8-10 semesters. For more information, visit the