Types of Aid

Types of Aid Available

Grants
A grant is considered "gift" aid. It is need-based, and does not have to be repaid. To be considered for a grant, you must be an undergraduate student working for your first bachelor's degree.

Scholarships
Scholarships vary in amount and awarding criteria. Scholarships may be based on academic performance, financial need, program of study, year in school, or many other factors. Students are generally responsible for their application process, but will find helpful information on the Stout Foundation Web site and this web site.

Loans
Several loan programs are available to students. Some loan programs are based on need, and are federally funded. Others are available regardless of need.

Student Employment
We offer two kinds of student employment at UW-Stout:

  • Federal work study
    • A federally funded program. Students who demonstrate financial need and request work study on their FAFSA are eligible for these positions.
  • State Payroll
    • A university funded, non-federal program. Most students are eligible for this type of employment, regardless of need.
Other Aid
There are several other types of programs that can help with the cost of college for students that meet their requirements.