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Eligibility criteria

  1. Resident of Wisconsin determined by State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB)
  2. Undergraduate
  3. Enrolled at least half time
  4. Must be Federal Pell Grant eligible
  5. Must be eligible for Wisconsin Grant
  6. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Amounts and selection process

Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program (WEOP) and DPI select eligible students and determine the amount of each student's grant.

Application process

  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  2. Additional information on criteria and the application process can be found here.

Renewal process

Work directly with WEOP to meet renewal requirements and maintain continuous enrollment. Funds are available at the time the application is complete. GEAR UP can be received for a maximum of 10 terms.



The Office of Student Financial Aid provides undergraduate and graduate students with resources about types of financial aid and student employment.

FAFSA School Code: 003863

Questions or for more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid