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Grants are gift assistance and do not need to be repaid.  Grants are targeted to the highest need students and most grants are awarded to undergraduate students.  Types of grants include:

Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

The Pell Grant provides a foundation of financial aid to which other aid may be added. How much you are eligible for depends on the results of your financial aid application (FAFSA), your cost of attendance, whether you're a full-time or part-time student and whether you attend school for a full academic year or less.  The total number of years a student may receive a Pell Grant is the equivalent of six years.

Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant

SEOG is reserved for students with exceptional need, and is awarded in addition to the Pell Grant. Eligibility is based on availability of funds as well as need.

State Grants

Wisconsin Grant

WI Grant is a state-funded grant awarded to Wisconsin residents with high need. To receive WI Grant you must enroll for at least 6 credits per semester. Generally, WI Grant is only available during the fall and/or spring semesters and is allocated on a first-filed first-received basis.  WI Grant can be received for up to 10 semesters.

Wisconsin Covenant Grant

Grants are awarded to students who are confirmed WI Covenant Scholars based on their Estimated Family contributions.

Tuition Assistance Grant

The Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) is a state grant for undergraduate, Wisconsin Residents, who have high need and who did not receive the Wisconsin Grant.

Talent Incentive Program Grant

TIP is awarded to Wisconsin residents with low income plus other criteria.  You may be awarded up to $1800 per year for 4 years.  To apply for the TIP grant, contact the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid/Blugold Central or your local Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Office (WEOP)

Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant

MRG is awarded to Wisconsin residents who are Black, Hispanic, Native American or Southeast Asian.  To be eligible, you must have 24 earned credits and maintain at least a 2.00 Grade Point Average.  The award is based on need.  You may receive up to $2000 , for up to 4 years.

Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant

Grants of up to $2000 are available for WI residents to help with the extra costs of study abroad.  To be considered for the grant, student must have financial need (typically, grant recipients have an Estimated Family Contribution equal to or less than $10,000) and be enrolled fulltime for the semester preceding the student's study abroad. 

UWEC Grant

Grants available for Wisconsin residents to meet unmet need.  This grant is often targeted for summer or winterim costs

For students who are not Wisconsin residents, contact the agency in your home state regarding the availability of state grant monies for attendance at
out-of-state schools.

University Grants


Blugold Commitment Grant

This grant is equal to the amount of the Blugold Commitment  tuition differential and is awarded to undergraduate students who have an Estimated Family contribution of $10,000 or less.  Priority is given to early applicants.

Blugold Commitment Special

The grant is awarded to meet unusual or extenuating circumstances.

Blugold Study Abroad Grants

Terms similar to Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant except that full time enrollment in the preceding semester and Wisconsin residency is not required and the grant can be awarded for summer.