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Graduate Financial Aid

Money Matters

Finance your future by applying for scholarships, grants and other forms of aid.

Beyond academics, one of our most valuable areas of expertise is making graduate school more affordable. Applying for financial aid can help to reduce the amount of money you have to pay out of pocket for your master's degree, making it more affordable and accessible.

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Ways to Earn

Find out what you can do to offset the costs of your master's degree. In addition to the opportunities below, you can build experience while you earn money with a graduate assistantship.

Apply for a Graduate Assistantship

Phoenix Scholar

If you meet academic and residency requirements, you'll qualify for a lower tuition rate.

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If you want to boost your degree through opportunities like research and travel, there are grants available to you.

Explore Our Grants


As a college graduate, you already know how helpful scholarships are when it comes to funding your education.

Graduate Scholarships

File a FAFSA

Just like in your undergraduate studies, apply for federal student aid, generally in the form of loans.

File a FAFSA

Apply for Loans

Apply for a Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan, or for a private loan through a bank or credit union of your choice.

Employer Provided - Education Assistance 

Consider asking your employer if they offer an Employee Tuition Reimbursement program to help cover some of the cost of graduate classes.  

Third Party Billing Tuition Voucher

Phoenix Cares Emergency Grant

The pandemic caused massive disruptions for everyone. If you need financial assistance, you may qualify for our Phoenix Cares Emergency Grant.

Apply for a Phoenix Grant

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Americorps Partnership

As a School of National Service for AmeriCorps, we recognize the tremendous service of AmeriCorps alumni. Benefits include scholarships, academic credit, awards for educational expenses like books and other personal costs, among other benefits.

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Lean On Us For Support

As a parent and a student, you already have enough things on your plate.

Focusing on your family, your career and your education is tough. Let us take something off your plate. Through our Phoenix Childcare Support Program, you can apply for money for licensed childcare facilities (daycares, day camps, etc.) as well as in-home care (family, friends or neighbors).

Earn Money for Childcare

Need a Job?

Once you're admitted, find on- and off-campus jobs through our Student Employment Office to supplement your finances.

Find a Job

Phoenix Scholar

The Phoenix Scholar Awards provide a discounted tuition rate to qualified non-resident graduate students who meet the academic and residency 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 graduate students. There is no need to apply; rather, you'll automatically be considered for this during the admissions process.


UW-Green Bay has set criteria for the levels of Phoenix Scholar Awards available to non-resident graduate students based on their past academic performance. Students admitted into programs that charge the same rate to all students, regardless of residency, do not qualify for a Phoenix Scholar award.

Non-Resident/ International Graduate Student

Award TypeInitial QualificationsAnnual Award Amount
Phoenix Scholar Award (Gold Level)GPA > 3.74 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent local grade scale75% non-resident tuition discount
Preferred Partner Phoenix Scholar Award (Gold Level)Meets UW-Green Bay admission requirements75% non-resident tuition discount
Phoenix Scholar Award (Green Level)3.25 – 3.74 undergraduate GPA on a 4.00 scale or equivalent on local grade scale50% non-resident tuition discount

Midwest Tuition Rate

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, or South Dakota

Award TypeInitial QualificationsAnnual Award Amount
Phoenix Scholar Award (Gold Level)GPA > 3.74 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent local grade scale75% Midwest tuition rate discount
Phoenix Scholar Award (Green Level)3.25 – 3.74 undergraduate GPA on a 4.00 scale or equivalent on local grade scale50% Midwest tuition rate discount
What You Need to Do

There is no separate application for Phoenix Scholar Awards.

Awards will be based on a student’s undergraduate degree GPA at the time of admission. Phoenix Scholar Awards are applied to your tuition until you complete your graduate degree or attempt 60 credits. Students must continue to enroll in coursework each fall and spring term and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

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

Eligibility in this program requires:

  • To be eligible for the full tuition discount award, students must be enrolled as a full-time, degree seeking student (9 or more credits) in each fall and spring semester. Online, Business Administration, and First Nations Education students automatically pay in-state tuition, so the Phoenix Scholar Award does not apply to students admitted in these programs. If students are enrolled in less than 9 credits in a regular semester, the total amount of tuition discounted will be reduced proportionately.
  • You can receive this award for a maximum of 60 credits or until the completion of your first UW-Green Bay master’s degree, whichever occurs first.
  • Residency status must be non-resident or Midwest tuition rate for tuition assessment purposes.
  • Maintaining “good standing” within the program. May be appealed through the Dean of Enrollment.


Graduate Studies Travel Grants

Please follow the current UW-Green Bay COVID Travel Policy

Travel grants are available for UW-Green Bay degree-seeking graduate students to support costs associated with attendance at relevant conferences, workshops, or related educational events. Up to $250 will be awarded per request, and a maximum of $500 per student per year. Applications are due 30 days prior to the meeting start date, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to facilitate the direct payment of costs associated with meeting attendance. Late proposals will not be considered.

Graduate Studies Research Grants

Research grants are available for UW-Green Bay degree-seeking graduate students to support activities contributing to the enhancement and completion of graduate research projects, theses, and dissertations. Individual allocations of up to $1,000 will be awarded. Application deadlines for submissions are January 31 and April 1. Late proposals will not be considered. 



Advanced Opportunity Grant (AOP)

The AOP grant is funded by the State of Wisconsin, and is intended to encourage and assist graduate minority and/or disadvantaged students with educational costs

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.)

P.E.O offers several scholarships for international students. To learn more about P.E.O., visit their website.

Visit PEO Website

Phi Kappa Phi

With a community of more than 1.5 million members, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society offers benefits and resources to help develop success. Visit their website to find what scholarships you can apply for.

Phi Kappa Phi 

UW-Green Bay Foundation Scholarships

Whether working toward your graduate degree, doing research, or studying abroad, you can apply for scholarships to lower the costs of your education. The best part? No shifting through scholarship details to see if you qualify! One easy application will ensure you will be considered for multiple need- and merit-based scholarships.


Wisconsin Indian Grant (WIG)

Awards under this program are made to Wisconsin residents who are at least 25% Native American and are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in degree or certificate programs at University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, independent colleges and universities or proprietary institutions based in Wisconsin. Awards are based on financial need with a limit of ten semesters of eligibility. HEAB has an informal matching arrangement with grant funds awarded by the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs and Wisconsin Tribal governments.

Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives, INC. (WONE)

Educational Scholarship Program MSN, PhD, or DNP

The Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives, Inc. has education funds available for Wisconsin nurses seeking an advanced degree related to nursing leadership. One $1000 one-time stipend will be awarded for a MSN, PhD or DNP degree. Education scholarship applications and supporting documents must be submitted via email. Membership in WONE/AONE is preferred, however not required.

Eligibility Requirements
  1. The program of study must be:
    1. An advanced degree substantially related to nursing leadership
    2. Accredited by a recognized accrediting body
  2. The Applicant must be a current Wisconsin resident

Visit the WONE website for program detail information and the application form.

Marci Hoffman, Graduate Programs Manager

Ask an Expert

If you have questions about tuition aid, please get in touch with Marci Hoffman, our Graduate Programs Manager.

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