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Phoenix Scholar

What is a Phoenix Scholar Award?

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.

How do I qualify?

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. All students must also be enrolled full-time to receive a Phoenix Scholar Award. Online students automatically pay in-state tuition, so the Phoenix Scholar Award does not apply to students enrolled in online programs.

New Incoming Students
Gold Award
Students with an undergraduate GPA > 3.74 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent local grade scale.
Green Award
Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.25-3.74 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent in local grade scale.
If you are a non-resident or International Graduate student
  Discount Amount Your Tuition Cost
Graduate Gold Award $7,500 $10,034
Graduate Green Award $5,000 $12,534
If you are a Midwest Student Exchange student
Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio
*Illinois residents: Illinois will withdraw from MSEP at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Beginning fall 2022, students with Illinois residencies will be considered Non-residents.   
  Discount Amount Your Tuition Cost
Graduate Gold Award $3,000 $9,224
Graduate Green Award $2,000 $10,224

What do I need to do?

There is no separate application for Phoenix Scholar Awards.

Awards will be based on students' GPA at the time of admission. Phoenix Scholar Awards are applied to your tuition until you complete your graduate degree or attempt 70 credits. Students must continue to attend full-time 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 students automatically pay in-state tuition, so the Phoenix Scholar Award does not apply to students enrolled in online 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 70 credits or until the completion of your first UW-Green Bay master’s degree, whenever occurs first.
  • Status as a nonresident student for tuition assessment purposes.
  • Maintaining “good standing” within the program. May be appealed through the Dean of Enrollment.