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Financial Aid, Scholarship and Career Information

  • Every effort is made to help students find financial aid.

  • Several scholarships and incentive grants are specifically embarked for underrepresented students.

  • These programs, are coordinated through the UW-L Multicultural Student Services Office and the Financial Aids Office.

  • Assistance in finding and securing financial aid is aided by our Interim Financial Retention Specialist, Richard Sims (785-8225).  Some of the financial programs include:

Advanced Opportunity Program Grants for Graduate Students

  • Grants are intended for Black, Hispanic American, Native American, statutorily-designated Southeast Asian and disadvantaged students.

  • Both Wisconsin residents and non-residents are eligible.

Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grants

  • Eligible for students who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

  • Students should be able to demonstrate financial need, be in good academic standing, and complete at least six credits per term.

  • Have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.00

  • Be a Wisconsin or Minnesota (with reciprocity) resident

  • Be a member of one of the listed ethnic groups:

  • American Indian

    • Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, or Hmong heritage

    • African-American

    • Latino/a

  • Apply for financial aid. 

(For full consideration, a financial aid application should be filed by March 15 proceeding the next fall term.)

Additional scholarships and grants:

  • American Indian Grants.

  • Regional and national scholarships - located in our office

  • UW-La Crosse Foundation

  • UW-La Crosse Financial Aid Office (financial aid in the form of low-interest loans, College Work Study and Student Help employment).

US Bureau of Indian Affairs

  • Students who are more than 1/4 Indian blood should be eligible for Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) scholarships.

  • BIA/OIEP funds may only be awarded to a person who is a member of a federally recognized Native American tribe.

  • Native American students must apply for a BIA/OIEP Indian Education Grant through their tribe, home agency, or area office of Indian Education.

Financial Aid Assistance Sites:

 UW-L Financial Aid

UW-L Foundation Scholarships (colleges-by-career)

United States Department of Education

 The Student Guide to Financial Aid

FAFSA Express

 Financial Aid Information Page

Also check out...

Financial Aid for Minority Students

Scholarship and Fellowship Databases

Peterson's Education Center

Job Center

America's Job Bank

Career Mosaic