The NCAA limits the amount of full scholarships allowed for each sport. Within those limits, each scholarship, known as a Grant-In-Aid (GIA), can be awarded for one academic year. That GIA can cover all or part of your tuition, fees, books, room, and board. At the end of the academic year, a GIA can be renewed or non-renewed at the coach's discretion. All non-renewals are appealable through the University of Wisconsin Student Financial Aid Office and must be submitted in writing within 2 weeks of the cancellation/reduction notice.
Scholarships@UW Madison is a website that showcases the range of scholarship opportunities available at UW-Madison. Most of the awards are listed by a campus or college within the University-such as the College of Letters and Science or the School of Nursing. Additional listings include campus-wide scholarships that are open to any admitted or enrolled student. To view scholarship opportunities and selection criteria: http://scholarships.wisc.edu/Scholarships/ .
All outside assistance must be submitted to the financial aid office for review. Scholarships may impact your sport’s total amount of scholarship monies, so it is important to report this information in an accurate and timely manner on your Compliance Financial Aid Form which you will fill out at the beginning of a semester. Failure to do so could result in a sanction against your team.
Federal and Institutional Assistance
The financial aid office's mission is to assist students whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the costs involved in attending UW-Madison. In order to receive a review of your financial capabilities and loan/grant eligibility, you need to fill out a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Once that is complete, we can work with you to finance your education. Feel free to contact the financial aid office at (608) 262-3060 or visit our website at www.finaid.wisc.edu.