Scholarship Effects on Financial Aid

University scholarship awards disburse in accordance with the University's financial aid award policy. Consistent with University policy, the total annual aid amount awarded to a student, including all scholarships and grants, cannot exceed cost of attendance at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Financial aid awards (e.g., loans, work study, scholarships, or grants) may be
reduced for students whose total aid exceeds the cost of their program for the academic year.

If you receive any scholarship from organizations outside of UWL (e.g.: a local community organization, church, etc.) it is your responsibility to forward the check(s) to the Cashier’s Office.

When you receive a scholarship from an organization outside of UWL, your existing financial aid awards will be reviewed and adjustments may be made based on the receipt of your scholarship(s). You may see a reduction in other types of aid, such as loans, work-study, or institutional aid.