Federal Pell Grant Program
The Federal Pell Grant program gives a base of aid to which all other types of aid are added. Pell Grants are based on financial need and are prorated according to your enrollment status. Year-round Pell will be available to eligible students for 2017-2018 award year. This change to the Federal Pell Grant Program allows eligible students to receive up to 150 percent of a regular Federal Pell Grant Award over the course of the academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer). To be eligible to receive the additional Pell Grant funds, the student must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period and must be enrolled at least half-time.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This grant is for students who have a large financial need. You must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant Program in order to receive a FSEOG.
Fund For Wisconsin Scholars Grant (Private Fund)
The Fund for Wisconsin Scholars Grant is for full time Wisconsin resident undergraduate students, who graduated from a Wisconsin Public High School after June of 2008. Selection criteria are established by the donor, but students must initially be Pell Grant recipients and have remaining unmet need in order to be eligible. Students may continue to receive the FFWS for up to 10 consecutive semesters if eligibility is maintained, adequate academic progress is made, and degree completion is expected. The WI Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) will randomly identify recipients from a list of eligible students provided by NWTC. Maximum grant is $1500 per year.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Grant (BIA)
Native American students (with at least 1/4 Indian lineage) enrolled full-time may receive aid from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. To be considered for this grant, you must contact your Tribal Education Office for an Indian Scholarship Application.
Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Grant
This grant was created to inspire young people to plan early for a successful high-school career that will lead to higher education. The Wisconsin Covenant Program has been discontinued in the sense that pledges are no longer being accepted. The last cohort of students to be able to sign the pledge was in September 2011.
Wisconsin Grant (Formerly Wisconsin Higher Education Grant)
To receive the Wisconsin Grant you must be a Wisconsin resident attending a Wisconsin College at least half-time who hasn't already earned a Bachelor's degree. This is a need based grant.
Wisconsin Hearing & Visually Handicapped Student Grant
Visually handicapped or hearing impaired Wisconsin residents may qualify for a Grant for Handicapped Persons. These grants are run by the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board and are based on financial need. To be considered for this grant, you must contact the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board in Madison, WI at (608) 266-0888.
Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grant (WIAG)
This grant is for Native American students who are Wisconsin residents attending a Wisconsin college. To be considered for this grant, students must complete an Indian Scholarship Application with their Tribal Education Office.
Wisconsin Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant
The Minority Grant program is run by the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board. To be eligible, you must be a Wisconsin resident, be enrolled at least half-time, demonstrate financial need, and be in the second year of a two-year program.
Wisconsin Nursing Student Loan
The Nursing Student Loan Program provides loans to Wisconsin residents who are enrolled at least half-time in Registered Nursing or Licensed Practical Nursing programs. The maximum award per year is $3,000 with an overall maximum of $15,000.
If you participate in this program you must agree to be employed as a licensed nurse in Wisconsin. For each of the first two years that you work as a nurse and meet the eligibility criteria, 25% of the loan is forgiven for a maximum of 50% forgiveness. The balance remaining after forgiveness must be repaid at an interest rate not to exceed 5%.
If you do not work as a nurse and meet the eligibility criteria, the loan must be repaid at an interest rate not to exceed 5%. Funds are limited and are awarded as appropriate. You must complete the state participation agreement to receive your loan funds.
Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program Grant (TIP)
The Talent Incentive Program grant is run by the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aid's Board. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Wisconsin, be enrolled at least half-time and show financial need. You must be eligible for the Wisconsin Grant.