Educational loans and work-study are available to graduate students who are regular degree seeking students enrolled at least half-time (5 or more credits). Students enrolled as "special" are not eligible for financial aid. To be considered for the programs listed below, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov or contact the financial aid office for an application.
The amount of a loan is determined by need and funds available. The loan is interest free while a student is enrolled at least half-time (5 or more credits). Thereafter, 5% interest is computed annually after a nine-month grace period for new borrowers.
The amount of a loan is determined by need. The loan is interest free while a student is enrolled at least half-time (5 or more credits). Thereafter, a variable interest rate (not to exceed 8.25%) is computed annually after a six-month grace period. Borrowers may receive up to $8500 per year.
This loan is subject to the same terms and conditions as the Federal Stafford Loans, except the borrower is responsible for interest while in school. Eligibility is not based on financial need but the loan amount cannot exceed the difference between the cost of attendance and other aid. Borrowers may receive up to $10,000 per year.
The work-study program allows eligible students to work on campus to earn money. Work-study jobs are posted in the Financial Aid Office.
Students of color and economically disadvantaged students may apply for this grant to assist with payment of college costs. Applicant must be admitted to a degree program, be a Wisconsin resident, and be enrolled for at least five (5) credits from UW-Platteville. Students in online graduate programs are not eligible. To be considered, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed. Further information may be obtained from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services, 1st floor Brigham Hall, 608.342.1125.
Graduate students who are eligible for educational entitlement from the Veterans Administration or from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs should contact the certifying official in the Registrar's office, 101 Brigham Hall, 608-342-1321.
State-supported graduate assistantships are available in graduate programs offered on campus. Graduate assistantships are intended to provide financial assistance to students, professional growth for students, and professional assistance to the university. A full graduate assistantship requires a student to provide 20 hours of professional responsibilities per week while he or she is enrolled in a minimum of eight semester hours of course work. Full-time or part-time assistantships are available. A full graduate assistantship currently pays up to $7,210 per academic year. For out-of-state graduate assistants, out-of-state tuition may be waived and the students will be required to pay resident tuition only. Selection will be based primarily upon overall undergraduate scholastic achievement and potential for future professional growth. Application forms are included in this catalog or may be obtained from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management, first floor Brigham Hall. Early application is encouraged.
Graduate Assistantship Application form (PDF)