Phoenix Scholar Award

Affording college is important to you. And to us. That's why we are so excited to be able to offer a program that provides merit-based awards to non-resident undergraduate students, international students, and non-resident graduate students. For those who qualify for these awards, this benefit is intended to honor your strong academic performance, something we truly value at UW-Green Bay.

What is a Phoenix Scholar Award?

The Phoenix Scholar Awards provide a discounted tuition rate to non-resident undergraduate students who meet the academic criteria described below. This is not “financial aid” nor is it a “scholarship” in the traditional sense. Instead, it is a lower tuition rate offered to qualifying undergraduate students.

How do I qualify?

UW-Green Bay has set criteria for the levels of Phoenix Scholar Awards available to non-resident students based on their past academic performance, specifically test scores and grade point average. All students must also be enrolled full-time to receive a Phoenix Scholar Award. Please note, this award does not apply for Wisconsin and Minnesota residents, because the tuition rate for residents of these states is already discounted.
 

Will you graduate from a high school outside of Wisconsin?

If you will graduate (or have graduated) from a high school outside of Wisconsin, take a look at the award eligibility available for you below.

Gold Award
Students with a GPA of 3.51-4.0 on a 4.0 scale OR students with an ACT score of 26-36 or SAT score higher than 1230.*
Silver Award
Students with a GPA of 3.25-3.5 on a 4.0 scale OR student with an ACT score of 23-25 or SAT score 1130-1230.*

*If you took the SAT prior to March of 2016 the score range for silver award is 1050-1160 and to be eligible for the gold award you need a score of 1160 or higher.
 

If you are a Non-Resident student
Award Discount Amount Your Tuition Cost
Freshman Gold Award $5,500 $10,228
Freshman Silver Award $3,800 $11,928
 
If you are a Midwest Student Exchange Program student
Residents of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio
Award Discount Amount Your Tuition Cost
Freshman Gold Award $2,500 $8,526
Freshman Silver Award $1,500 $9,526

 

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Will you graduate from a Wisconsin high school?

If you are a non-resident student and will graduate (or have graduated) from a Wisconsin high school, take a look at the award eligibility available for you below.

Green Award
Students who will graduate (or have graduated) from a Wisconsin high school and meet one of the following criteria: GPA of 3.51-4.0 on a 4.0 scale OR ACT score of 26-36 OR SAT score higher than 1230.*
Silver Award
Students who will graduate (or have graduated) from a Wisconsin high school and meet one of the following criteria: GPA of 3.25-3.5 on a 4.0 scale OR an ACT score of 23-25 OR SAT score 1130-1230.*

*If you took the SAT prior to March of 2016 the score range for silver award is 1050-1160 and to be eligible for the gold award you need a score of 1160 or higher.
 

If you are a Non-Resident student graduating from a WI High School
Award Discount Amount Your Tuition Cost
Freshman Green Award Tuition fully discounted to in-state cost $7,878
Freshman Silver Award $3,800 $11,928

 

What Do I Need To Do?

There is no separate application for Phoenix Scholar Awards.

Phoenix Scholar Awards are automatically applied to qualified non-resident students. However, if a student's residency status or academic performance changes, their eligibility for the Phoenix Scholar Awards may change as well.

Awards will be based on students' GPA or ACT score at the time of admission. Phoenix Scholar Awards are applied to your tuition until you complete your undergraduate degree or attempt 150 credits. Students must continue to attend full-time.

Eligibility in This Program Requires

Full time, continuous enrollment (12 credits or more) each fall and spring semesters. The award will be equally divided between the two semesters. (Summer enrollment is optional, and the award amount will be prorated.)

Status as a non-resident or Midwest Student Exchange student for tuition purposes.

You can receive this award up to the earning of your first bachelor's degree, or attempting a maximum of 150 credits (including test and transfer), whichever occurs first.

To remain compliant with NCAA rules and regulations, the offer of this award to any student-athlete is subject to Athletic Department approval.

All Re-entry Students

A re-assessment of Phoenix Scholar Award eligibility will take place for students who re-apply for admission to UW-Green Bay after not enrolling for one semester or more. If a student has completed fewer than 15 college credits at the time of the admission decision, we will use the new freshman criteria to determine the award eligibility. If a student has completed 15 or more credits at the time of the admission decision, we will use the transfer criteria to determine the award eligibility.