Grants are awarded to help you with your college education. Grants are need-based and your eligibility is determined based on the information provided on your FAFSA and any other financial aid materials.


Completion of the FAFSA is required on an annual basis to be considered for these need-based grants. This annual review gathers updated information on your eligibility.

Federal Grants

  • Federal grants include the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG).
  • These grants are strictly based on the FAFSA EFC, which is established by the federal government.

State Grants

  • Wisconsin Grant is a need-based grant from the State of Wisconsin for Wisconsin residents.
  • Award amount is set annually and can range up to $4,100.

***Vermont, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia also provide grant money to residents to attend out-of-state colleges. You should contact your state agency to determine eligibility for these awards.

Lawrence University Grants

  • Lawrence University Grants are based on demonstrated financial need.
  • The dollar amount varies depending on your individual household circumstances. 
  • Grants are not automatically renewed at the same dollar level each year, but will remain consistent with your demonstrated financial need.