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.
The federal government provides grant funding to undergraduate students through the following programs. For additional information on each program you may contact the Silver Lake College Office of Financial Aid or go to studentaid.ed.gov/sa.
$600 - $5,920
The U.S. Department of Education determines eligibility for PELL Grant for undergraduate students ranging from $600 - $5,920. The specific award amount depends upon enrollment status (full time, three-quarter time, half time and less than half time).
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
$100 - $4,000
Funds are allocated to each school to be granted to undergraduate PELL-eligible students based on need and other types of aid already awarded. Grants ranging from $100-$4,000 are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 also must 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 visit: va.gov
Yellow Ribbon Program: gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/yellow_ribbon_program.html
Yellow Ribbon Pamphlet: gibill.va.gov/documents/pamphlets/Yellow_Ribbon_Pamphlet.pdf
Yellow Ribbon Frequently Asked Questions:
Military Tuition Assistance: military.com/education
The state of Wisconsin has numerous grant programs available to Wisconsin residents attending college in the state. For additional information and programs please visit: heab.state.wi.us.
Wisconsin Grant (WG)
$1,000 - $2,900
This program provides grant assistance to undergraduate, Wisconsin residents enrolled at least half time in a degree program. Awards are based on financial need and partially based on that portion of tuition in excess of the University of Wisconsin-Madison tuition. The maximum award amount is established annually by the State Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) and is currently set at $2,900. Eligibility cannot exceed ten terms.
Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program Grant (TIP)
$600 - $1,800
This grant provides assistance to the most financially needy and educationally disadvantaged Wisconsin resident students who are enrolled at least half time in an undergraduate program. First-time freshmen students are nominated for the TIP Grant by the Office of Financial Aid or by counselors of the Wisconsin Education Opportunities Program (WEOP) with awards ranging from $600 to $1,800. Continuing awards range from $250 to $1,800. To continue to receive the TIP Grant, students must be enrolled in consecutive terms and continue to show financial need. Eligibility cannot exceed 10 terms.
Wisconsin Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant (MRG)
$250 - $2,500
Awards are made to Wisconsin resident minority undergraduates (excluding first-year students) enrolled at least half-time. A minority student is defined as a student who is either an African American, American Indian, Hispanic, or Southeast Asian from Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam admitted to the U.S. after Dec. 31, 1975. Awards are based on financial need with a maximum grant of $2,500 per year for up to eight terms.
Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grant (ISAG)
$250 - $1,100
Awards are made to Wisconsin residents who are at least 25 percent Native American and are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in degree or certificate programs. Awards are based on financial need with a limit of 10 terms of eligibility. Awards range from $250 to $1,100 for any enrollment status.
Wisconsin Hearing & Visually Handicapped Student Grant
$250 - $1,800
This grant provides funding for undergraduate Wisconsin residents enrolled at least half time who show financial need and have a severe or profound hearing or visual impairment. Students are eligible to receive up to $1,800 per year for up to 10 terms.
Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Grant Program (DVR)
Award amounts vary
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 dva.state.wi.us or contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Silver Lake College Grant Programs
Institutional grants provide gift aid to students with demonstrated financial need to help meet their cost of attendance. To apply for Silver Lake College of the Holy Family grant assistance, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and provide the results to the college. Institutional grant amounts vary, and include the following funds: Franciscan Sisters Contributed Services (FSCC) Grant and Silver Lake Gift Aid.