Indian (Native American) Student Assistance Grant in Wisconsin
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Undergrad and graduate students who have at least 25% Native American heritage may be eligible for the Indian Student Assistance Grant. Awards are based on the financial need of the student and range from $250 to $1100 annually. Students at any UW campus, Wisconsin Technical College, tribal college or for-profit school are eligible for the award, up to a maximum of 10 semesters. HEAB (the Higher Education Aids Board) has an informal agreement to match grants awarded from the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, as well as Wisconsin Tribal governments. Our Wisconsin college planning consultants can help you get the most college funding for which you qualify!
Students must enroll at least part-time to retain eligibility for grant awards, but may choose to enroll for less than half-time. Aid is available for summer semesters, as long as it does not exceed the annual limit. Students will need to remain enrolled at least half-time to receive the maximum award.
The number of Indian Student Assistance Grants awarded varies year to year. 786 were awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year. Students who wish to be considered for the grant must complete the FAFSA and fill out the Indian Student Assistance Grant application.
Student aid options are not limited to expensive federal and private loans, but sometimes you need help wading through your many options. Integrated college planning has yet to find a student who does not qualify for assistance through one of the many Wisconsin college grant programs.