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Wisconsin College Grants and Loans

Wisconsin Grants

Wisconsin Higher Education Grant (WHEG) Program Financially needy Wisconsin residents who are undergraduates (studying at least half time) at University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, or a Tribal institution may be eligible for this grant. The amount can be from $250 to $2,500. Applicants must submit a FAFSA to be considered.


Wisconsin Tuition Grant (WTG) Program Financially needy Wisconsin residents who are undergraduates (studying at least half time) at non-profit, independent colleges or universities based in Wisconsin may be eligible for this grant. Applicants must submit a FAFSA to be considered.


Wisconsin Loans

Minority Teacher Loan Program Students who are Wisconsin residents, members of a minority group and in the Junior year or above may be eligible for the Minority Teacher Loan. Applicants must be studying at least half time in a program leading to a teacher's license at an approved Wisconsin school. Participants in the program must agree to teach in a Wisconsin school district where minority students make up at least 29% of total enrollment or in a school district participating in the inter-district pupil transfer (Chapter 220) program. Twenty five percent of the loan is forgiven for each year the student teaches in an eligible school district. The maximum award is $2,500 per year. There may be other requirements.


Nursing Student Loan Program Wisconsin residents enrolled at least half-time at an approved Wisconsin institution that prepares them to be licensed as nurses are eligible for this grant program. The maximum award is $3,000 per year. Participants in the program must agree to be work as a licensed nurse in Wisconsin after graduation. Twenty five percent of the loan is forgiven for each of the first two years the student works as a nurse and meets the eligibility criteria. THere may be otehr requirements.


Scholar's Advantage Loans This is a private education loan through the Iowa Student Loan. It is available to students from Wisconsin, South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois or Minnesota. There are two versions, depending on the school you are attending. You can get more information at http://www.studentloan.org/Planning/Types/PlanTypesAidScholars.htm


For more information on Wisconsin state grants and loans, please visit the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board website.

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