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Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based award that does not need to be repaid. Full or part-time undergraduate students obtaining their first bachelor's degree may be eligible. The amount awarded is dependent on the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC), enrollment status (i.e. number of credits each term), and the school's cost of attendance. Effective July 1, 2012, federal regulations limit the lifetime eligibility of Pell Grant received to the equivalent of 12 full time semesters (6 years). Less than full time awards are prorated and remaining eligibility is tracked by the U.S. Department of Education.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) does not need to be repaid and is for first-degree undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to students who receive the Federal Pell Grant and those with the lowest Expected Family Contributions.  

Wisconsin Grant

The Wisconsin Grant Program provides assistance to WI resident students obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Students must be enrolled at least half time at University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College and Tribal institutions. The grant does not need to be repaid. Awards are based on financial need and eligibility is determined by a formula set annually by the WI Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB). Students are limited to 10 semesters of eligibility for this grant.

Wisconsin Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG)

The Wisconsin Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) is a State grant program for undergraduate Wisconsin residents who do not receive the Wisconsin Grant. Family income must be less than $60,000 and the student must have unmet need. The grant amount is based on the Wisconsin Grant minimum award and is prorated for less than full time students. Eligible students must maintain continuous enrollment in a UW-System school to remain qualified.

Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant (UMRG)

This program was created to provide financial assistance to minority undergraduate students from the following racial/ethnic backgrounds: African American, Hispanic, Native American (or American Indian), and Southeast Asian of Vietnamese, Cambodian, or Laotian descent. Fundamental components of the program consist of financial need, academic excellence, Wisconsin resident, and increased student success through purposeful and meaningful programming and engagement. The Lawton Grant Program is collaboratively administered between the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Wisconsin Indian Grant

Awards under this program are made to Wisconsin residents who are at least 25% Native American (as verified by the student's tribal education office) and are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in degree or certificate programs at a University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, independent colleges and universities, or proprietary institutions based in Wisconsin. Awards are based on financial need with a limit of ten semesters of eligibility. The WI Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) has an informal matching arrangement with grant funds awarded by the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs and Wisconsin Tribal governments.  

Wisconsin Covenant

The Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Grant was created by the State of Wisconsin to inspire young people to plan early for a successful high school career that leads to higher education. The names of students who have signed the WI Covenant Pledge Form and followed guidelines outlined by the State will be forwarded to UW-Parkside by the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB). The grant is available for up to 4 years (8 semesters) and amounts will be determined by the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and each semester's enrollment. The student must also meet the University's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements each term in order to continue to receive this grant. 

Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant

The Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant provides grant assistance to the most financially needy and educationally disadvantaged resident students attending eligible colleges and universities in the State of Wisconsin. The grant is designed to improve the opportunity for access, retention, and graduation and to lessen the burden of student debt. Who is Eligible to Apply: WI resident, first time college freshman who meet one Need and one Disadvantaged student criteria.  Enrollment status requirement is at least half-time. Only Wisconsin colleges (UW system, public and private WI colleges, and WI Technical Colleges) are eligible. Funding for the TIP Grant is provided by both the State of Wisconsin and the Federal Government. Amount of Awards and Funds Available: Initial awards to Wisconsin residents enrolled as first-time freshman students range from $600 to $1,800 per year and are awarded on a first come first served basis until funds are depleted. Continuing awards are available for students who have received TIP, are enrolled consecutive terms, and continue to show financial need on a first come, first served basis. Eligibility cannot exceed ten semesters. The TIP program is collaboratively administered between the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.

Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant

The Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant is for undergraduate WI resident students enrolled in a program leading to a first bachelor's degree. The student must demonstrate financial need (based on the FAFSA) and must be enrolled full time in the semester preceding the study abroad semester. The grant is limited to participation in a long-term study abroad program (8 weeks in duration or longer) administered by UW-Parkside or any other UW System Institution. The amount of grant is between $500-$2000 and priority will be given to applicants who have not received the grant for a prior term. Applications are available through the Office of International Students and Study Abroad. 

Wisconsin Handicapped Student Grant (WIHA)

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. Applications can be found on the WI Higher Educational Aids Board website. 

Fund for Wisconsin Scholars Grant (FFWS)

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 Parkside recipients from a list of eligible students provided by UW-Parkside. Maximum grant is $4000 per year. 

Advanced Opportunity Grant (AOP)

The Advanced Opportunity Grant Program (AOP) is designed to assist graduate students from under-represented racial/ethnic backgrounds, and other disadvantaged students, to enter and complete a graduate degree at UW-Parkside. Awards are granted to newly admitted or currently enrolled UW-Parkside graduate students with priority given to Wisconsin residents. Eligibility components consist of financial need, academic excellence, first generation college student, Wisconsin resident, and from at least one of the following racial/ethnic backgrounds:  African American, Hispanic, Native American (or American Indian), and Southeast Asian of Vietnamese, Cambodian, or Laotian descent.  The AOP Grant Program is collaboratively administered between the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

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