Below are several other programs that may reduce your over all bill, if eligible, none of which that need to be repaid.
For physically-challenged students, the amount awarded is determined by the Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation based upon information provided by the Financial Aid Office regarding the student's financial need and other aid awarded. Students must apply directly at the district DVR Office. The Financial Aid Office estimates the student's DVR grant eligibility before awarding loans and adjusts the estimate when the final award is made by the DVR office.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
GEAR UP assists low income and first generation students in obtaining a high school diploma and preparing for success in postsecondary education. Visit the
WI Department of Public Instruction's
website for more information and how to apply.
Gift Assistance for Non-Wisconsin Residents
For more information, contact the state’s higher education agency. To find the state agency’s contact information, Click here
Midwest Student Exchange Program
Students who are residents of a participating state (Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota or Ohio) may apply to attend UWSP at a reduced tuition rate. Visit
to learn more.
If you reside in Minnesota and meet residency requirements at a Minnesota public institution, you may be eligible for reciprocity benefits if you attend UW-Stevens Point. Visit
to learn how to apply.
Non Resident Fee Waiver
The Non Resident Fee Waiver (NRFW) is awarded to undergraduate non resident incoming and transfer students who meet the below merit criteria. These awards are not offered to students who receive reduced tuition through other residency programs (e.g. Minnesota Reciprocity, Midwest Exchange Program, etc). Students must maintain a 3.0 to continue to receive the waiver in subsequent semesters. These waivers are given out annually based on available funding.
|MERIT BASED NRFW AWARD TIERS||MINIMUM GPA/TEST SCORE NEEDED||ANNUAL AWARD AMOUNT|
|Tier 1||3.0 GPA OR 24+ACT/1160+SAT||$2,000|
|Tier 2||3.25 – 3.49 GPA ||$3,000|
|Tier 3||3.5+ GPA||$4,000|
Return to Wisconsin
The Return to Wisconsin discount offers a 25% waiver of non-resident tuition to the daughters, sons and grandchildren of UW-Stevens Point graduates. Visit
for mre more information.
UW Academic Excellence Scholarships
Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to Wisconsin high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each public and private high school throughout the state of Wisconsin. For additional information, students should check with their high school guidance office or visit the
State of WI Higher Educational Aids Board
(HEAB) website for more information.
WI GI Bill
The WI GI Bill is a tuition waiver for eligible Wisconsin Veterans. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and application process, please see the