Financial Aid Opportunities

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graduate assistantships

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 five semester hours of course work. Full-time or part-time assistantships are available. A full graduate assistantship currently pays up to $7,930.00 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. Early application is encouraged.

Instructions: Fill in the information requested on the graduate assistantship application form and return the completed form to the School of Graduate Studies office, 106 Brigham Hall. Only students who have been admitted to a graduate program and are carrying five credits or more are eligible for assistantships. Students enrolled as “special” are ineligible.

Please note that final appointment to a graduate assistantship is contingent on a criminal history background check. We need your consent to conduct a criminal history background check. You will need to complete a consent form. At the time you are offered a graduate assistantship, you will be requested to complete and return a consent form. A link to the form will be provided at that time. Failure to return the consent form by the date indicated will result in the assistantship being offered to another individual.

A completed application for graduate assistantship must be received in our office by April 1st of the academic year you are applying for—example: Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 comprise the academic year of 2013-2014.

advanced opportunity program (AOP) grant

Awards under this program are made to graduate students of African American, Hispanic, Native American or designated Southeast Asian heritage as well as to economically disadvantaged students. Students must complete an AOP application below and show financial need as established through filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To be eligible, students must be officially admitted to a graduate program at UW-Platteville (i.e., special students are not eligible), be Wisconsin residents, and be enrolled for at least 5 credits at UW-Platteville during the semester in which the award is made. Students enrolled in graduate programs offered through distance education are not eligible.

The application and FAFSA forms are available from the Financial Aid Office.

veteran scholarships

  • Col. Edwin L. Overholt, M.D., Family Scholarship for Wisconsin Veterans Fund
    • ​This scholarship was established in 2010 by the Overholt Family in honor and memory of their father, Dr. Edwin L. Overholt. This is an ongoing scholarship and the deadline each year will be April 15th. Please use this link for information and an application. Please note at the bottom of the application information regarding where to submit the application and who to e-mail for more information.
  • Donald P. Weber Veterans Memorial Scholarship
    • ​This scholarship was established in 2008 by Donald J. and Roxanne Weber of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, in honor of Don's father, Donald P. Weber. This is an ongoing scholarship and the deadline each year will be April 15th. Please use this link for information and an application. Please note at the bottom of the application information regarding where to submit the application and who to e-mail for more information.

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Graduate Studies: School of Grad Studies Contact

Contact Information

school of graduate studies

106 Brigham Hall
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

Tel: 608.342.1322
Fax: 608.342.1389
E-mail: gradstudies@uwplatt.edu

Note: The School of Graduate Studies is housed within the Registrar Office's suite at 101 Brigham Hall.

director, school of graduate studies

Director: Dr. Dominic Barraclough
Office: Suite 2500 Ullsvik Hall
Tel: 608.342.1262
E-mail: barracld@uwplatt.edu

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