Grants are funds provided by federal, state or private sources that do not need to be repaid, provided that the enrollment period is completed. Grants are awarded based on a financial need and federal guidelines.The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed to be considered for all federal and state grants unless otherwise stated.

Types of Available Grants

Federal Pell Grant

  • The Pell Grant is available to high need undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree. Student’s eligibility is determined by the federal need analysis formula. The amount of the Pell Grant varies depending on the information supplied on the FAFSA and whether a student goes full-time or part-time.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

  • The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant is awarded to undergraduate students with high need and is awarded in addition to the Federal Pell Grant. Eligibility is also based on the availability of funds.

Federal Indian Grant

  • The Federal Indian Grant is available to financially needy resident and non-resident Native Americans who can have their ancestry certified by their tribal agency. Award amounts vary.

Wisconsin Grant(Formerly Wisconsin Higher education grant, WHEG)

  • This is a state funded grant available to undergraduate Wisconsin residents pursing their first undergraduate degree who have high need as determined by the state formula. Students must be enrolled for at least six credits and can receive the grant for a maximum of 10 semesters.

Talent Incentive Program Grant

  • The Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant provides grant assistance to the most financially needy and educationally disadvantaged undergraduate Wisconsin resident students. First-time freshmen students are nominated for the TIP Grant by the school financial aid offices or by counselors of the Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs (WEOP). To continue to receive the TIP Grant, students must show financial need. Eligibility cannot exceed ten semesters and is only available for six years after the initial grant is awarded.  Funding for the TIP Grant is provided by both the State of Wisconsin and the Federal Government.

Indian Student Assistance Grant

  • Awards under this program are made to Wisconsin residents who are at least 25% Native American and are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in degree or certificate programs. Awards are based on financial need with a limit of ten semesters of eligibility. Students must complete the Indian Student Assistance Grant Application.

Hearing and Visually 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. Students must apply through the Wisconsin Higher Education Aids Board. Students must complete the Hearing and Visually Handicapped Student Grant Application.

Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant

  • Awards under this program are made to undergraduate Wisconsin residents of African American, Hispanic, Native American or Southeast Asian heritage. Southeast Asian student must be Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian or Hmong. Students must have at least sophomore standing (30 credits or more) and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Awards are based on financial need.

Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant

  • Awards under this program are made to undergraduate Wisconsin residents studying full time in an approved study abroad program or our International One to One Exchange program. Students with demonstrated financial need may qualify for up to $1,800. Wisconsin residents with financial need may qualify for a $300 grant for short-term programs.  Student must complete the Study Abroad Grant/Scholarship Application.

Non Resident Tuition Waiver

  • Partial tuition waivers are available for non-resident students (except Minnesota). Eligibility is based on financial need and availability of funds.

Advance Opportunity Grant

  • Awards under this program are made to graduate students of African American, Hispanic, Native American or designated Southeast Asian heritage and economically disadvantaged students. Students must show financial need. Review the Eligibility Requirements and complete the AOP Grant Application.  Submit the completed application at the Financial Aid Office, 204 Brigham Hall.