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Grants are monies that under normal circumstances do not have to be repaid.  Federal Pell Grant funds are limited and offered to undergraduate students who are working towards their first degree. Eligibility is based on financial need and Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Other grants may also be available to students attending more than half-time, taking six credits or more.  A variety of grants are available through Gateway Technical College including:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Wisconsin Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
  • Wisconsin Minority Grant
  • Wisconsin Talent Incentive Grant
  • Wisconsin Indian Grant
  • Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs Grant

Federal Pell Grant

A Pell Grant is money the U.S. federal government provides to eligible students who need it to pay for college. Federal Pell Grants are limited to students with financial need, who have not earned their first bachelor's degree, or who are not enrolled in certain post-baccalaureate programs, through participating institutions.

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution or are subject to an involuntary civil commitment upon completion of a period of incarceration for a forcible or non-forcible sexual offense.

Wisconsin Higher Education Grant (WHEG) Name Changed to Wisconsin Grant (WG)

The Wisconsin Higher Education Grant (WHEG) has changed its name to the Wisconsin Grant (WG). There are no notable changes in eligibility requirements or grant updates. For more information regarding the Wisconsin Grant click here.