RANGER RECOVERY

Grants

A grant is money given to a student that has no expectation of repayment. Grant eligibility is based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Funding generally comes from a government source—either federal or state. All the grants listed below are for first-time degree seeking undergraduate students unless otherwise indicated.

Federal Grant availability

Federal Pell Grant

  • FAFSA required: Yes
  • Eligibility: Based on need as determined by the FAFSA
  • Full-time enrollment required: No, but enrollment less than full time will result in a prorated award amount
  • Lifetime Limit: 12 semesters of full time enrollment, which is approximately 6 years.
  • More information

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • FAFSA required: Yes
  • Eligibility: Based on need as determined by the FAFSA, but must qualify for Pell grant to qualify for SEOG. Funds run out, so the FAFSA should be filed as early as possible as it is given on a first come/first serve basis
  • Full-time enrollment required: No, must be at least half time (6 credits) or above
  • Lifetime Limit: None
  • More information

State Grants

To qualify for Wisconsin State Aid, the student must be a Wisconsin resident. Residency is determined at time of information, and you can get more information on our Residency for Tuition Purposes webpage. For more information about these and all other state aid programs, check out the State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board website.

Wisconsin Grant

  • FAFSA required: Yes
  • Eligibility: Based on need as determined by the FAFSA, and Wisconsin residency
  • Full-time enrollment required: No, but student must be at least half time to qualify
  • Lifetime Limit: 10 semesters.

Wisconsin Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG)

  • FAFSA required: Yes
  • Eligibility: Based on need as determined by the FAFSA, and Wisconsin residency.
    • Awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, but do not qualify for a Wisconsin Grant either due to reaching the 10 semester limit, or being above the eligibility cut off.
    • Funding is limited, and is awarded on a first come/first serve basis. Early FAFSA filing is encouraged for full consideration
  • Full-time enrollment required: No, but student must be at least half time to qualify
  • Lifetime Limit: None

Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant

  • FAFSA required: Yes
  • Eligibility:
    • Extreme levels of need as determined by the FAFSA
    • Demonstration of “disadvantaged” criteria.
    • Wisconsin residency
  • Full-time enrollment required: No, but student must be at least half time to qualify, and must attend continuously
  • Lifetime Limit: 10 semesters.

Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant (UMRG)

  • FAFSA required: Yes
  • Eligibility:
    • Wisconsin residency
    • Sophomore standing or above (30+ completed credit hours)
    • Under-represented minority status as statutorily defined including: African American, Hispanic, Native American (or American Indian), and Southeast Asian of Vietnamese, Cambodian, or Laotian descent.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
    • Demonstrated financial need per the FAFSA
  • Full-time enrollment required: Yes, student must be attending minimum of 12 credits per semester to qualify
  • Lifetime Limit: 4 academic years
  • Lawton Grant webpage

Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant

  • FAFSA required: Yes
  • Eligibility:
    • Based on need as determined by the FAFSA
    • Wisconsin residency
    • Costs of trip
  • Full-time enrollment required: Yes, in the semester prior to the study abroad
  • Lifetime Limit: No
  • More Information

Advanced Opportunity Grant (AOP)

  • FAFSA required: Yes
  • Eligibility:
    • Demonstration of financial need per the FAFSA
    • GRADUATE student
    • Wisconsin residency
    • Under-represented minority status as statutorily defined including: African American, Hispanic, Native American (or American Indian), and Southeast Asian of Vietnamese, Cambodian, or Laotian descent.
  • Full-time enrollment required: No, but student must be at least half time which is 4 credit hours per semester as a graduate student
  • Lifetime Limit: No
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