Grants for Graduate Students

Grants are a type of need-based financial aid that may come from federal, state, or institutional sources. Grants are a type of gift aid that does not have to be repaid. Eligibility is determined each year based on the results of the FAFSA and the funds available.

Federal Grants

The federal government provides grant funding to graduate students through the following programs. For additional information on each program you may contact the Silver Lake College of the Holy Family Office of Financial Aid or go to http://studentaid.ed.gov.

Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Indian Grant (BIA)

Award amounts vary by tribe

Native American students must first apply to their tribe to determine eligibility by completing an Indian Grant Application. The student must also complete an Indian Grant Financial Review Form and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid. The Office of Financial Aid provides the tribe and the state with information about the student's cost, contribution, other aid and requested amounts of assistance. The tribe determines the amount of assistance. Amounts vary by tribe.

Federal Veterans Affairs Benefits

Award amounts vary by program Veterans and their dependents should contact their Veterans' Service Office for program details and applications. For additional information, please go to http://www.va.gov/

State Grants

The state of Wisconsin has numerous grant programs available to Wisconsin residents attending college in the state. For additional information and programs please go to http://heab.state.wi.us/.

Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grant (ISAG)

$250 - $1,100

Awards are made to Wisconsin residents who are at least 25% Native American and are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in degree or certificate programs. Awards are based on financial need with a limit of ten terms of eligibility. Awards range from $250 to $1,100 for any enrollment status.

Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Grant Program (DVR)

These grants are available to students with disabilities who wish to further their education in order to expand their employability. Students should apply at their local County DVR Office.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA)

Award amounts vary Veterans and their dependents should contact their Veterans' Service Office for program details and applications. For additional information, please go to http://dva.state.wi.us/ or contact the Office of Financial Aid.