UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Types of Aid

Grants

 
     Grants for Undergraduate Students

  • Federal Pell Grant
    Eligibility:
     Based on your financial need determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and whether you attend full-time or part-time. 
    Award: Maximum award for the 2021-22 year is $6,495. Award amounts are also based on your FAFSA and whether you attend full-time or part-time.
     
  • Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
    Eligibility:
     Based on Pell Grant eligibility. Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits).
    Award: Maximum award for the 2021-22 year is $500.
     
  • Wisconsin Grant - University of Wisconsin Students (Formerly WHEG)
    Who:
     Wisconsin resident undergraduates
    Eligibility: Based on your financial need determined by the FAFSA. Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits). Can be received for a maximum of 10 semesters.
    Award: Maximum award for the 2021-22 year is $3,150. Award amounts are based on your FAFSA
     
  • Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant
    Who:
     Wisconsin resident undergraduates AND who are at least at sophomore-level
    Eligibility: Based on African-American, Hispanic, Native American or Southeast Asian ethnicity. Must be at least sophomore grade level. Must be enrolled full-time. Must have cumulative GPA of at least 2.25. Can be received for a maximum of 8 semesters. The application can be found in the UWRF Scholarship Application System.
  • Award: Lawton Grant awards range from $1000 to $2000 per semester.
     
  • Talent Incentive Program Grant (TIP)
    Who: 
    Wisconsin resident undergraduates
    Eligibility: Freshmen students are nominated by school financial aid offices or by counselors of the Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs (WEOP). To continue to receive the TIP Grant, you must be enrolled consecutive semesters at least half-time (6 credits) and continue to show financial need. Can be received for a maximum of 10 semesters. 
    Award: Maximum award for the 2021-22 year is $1,800.
     
  • American Indian Grants (Federal / State / Tribal)
    State:
      Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance 
    Tribal Grants:  File application with tribe.
     
  • Wisconsin Education Abroad Grant
    Who: WI resident students who will be participating in UW-River Falls international study programs (study abroad).
    Eligibility: Student must be a resident of Wisconsin participating in a credit-bearing UW-River Falls education abroad program (no third-party programs or other US university programs) Separate application is required.  Contact Global Connections directly with questions.
    Award: Grants will be made in the $1,000 (semester-length program) range or in the $500 (short-term program) range, depending on the availability of funds and the number of applicants.

     Grants for Graduate Students

  • Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Fellowship
    Who:
     Minority graduate students or non-minority disadvantaged graduate students 
    Eligibility: Based on African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Southeast Asian ethnicity; or being an economically disadvantaged non-minority graduate student. Must be admitted into a degree-seeking graduate program and must be enrolled in at least 3 credits per semester.
    Apply: AOP Fellowship Application This application deadline is June 1, 2022 and requires successful completion of the 2022-23 FAFSA.  
    Award: Up to 100% of tuition/fee charges (at the WI resident rate-for standard priced Graduate programs) plus an amount for book/supplies each fall and spring semester; summer grants are dependent on remaining funding.
     
  • American Indian Grants (Federal / State / Tribal)
    State: 
    Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance 
    Tribal Grants:  File application with tribe.