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Each year the Division of Continuing Studies (DCS), through its office of Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS), awards scholarships and grants specifically designed for nontraditional students. Nontraditional students are a diverse group, including:  

  • returning adult students seeking to earn or complete a degree after a break in their education;
  • single parents struggling to balance the demands of family, work, and study; or
  • professionals needing to enhance their job skills.

Continuing Education (CE) Grants are available each term to students at any level who have compelling financial need. Qualifying students are either pursuing a degree part-time or taking course work for credit as a non-degree (University Special) student. Grant deadlines occur three times a year to include July 1 for Fall (EXTENDED TO JULY 4), November 1 for Spring and May 1 for Summer. For more information on eligibility requirements see

http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/advising/ce-grant.htm.

 

Scholarships are also awarded one time per year, available to degree-seeking students. Only one application is required to apply for all the scholarships offered through ACSSS. The 2017 deadline is February 20. The online application becomes available each year in December and recipients will be notified in early to mid-April. For more information on eligibility requirements see

http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/advising/nontrad-scholars.htm.


To access these grant and scholarship applications via Scholarships@UW-Madison, log in at https://scholarships.wisc.edu/StudentApp.

 

For more information, contact:

 

Division of Continuing Studies

Adult Career and Special Student Services

21 N. Park Street, Suite 7101

Madison WI 53715

608-263-6960

advising@dcs.wisc.edu

 

Program Website  


Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
Tuition grants are offered each term to support adults who have experienced a significant break in their formal education and do not qualify for federal financial aid or scholarships due to their part-time enrollment status.
Tuition grants are offered each term to support adults who have experienced a significant break in their formal education and do not qualify for federal financial aid or scholarships due to their part-time enrollment status.
Applicants must be returning adult students with a significant break in their formal education of five or more years. This includes degree-seeking students enrolled less than half-time and non-degree University Special students not eligible for financial aid. (Dissertators and full-time degree seeking students are not eligible.) Student must demonstrate financial need as indicated within the application. Recipients will be selected primarily on the basis of financial need, clearly expressed educational goals and significant interruption (usually five years or more) in formal education. The balancing of such factors as number of degrees already completed, length of interruption in education, proximity to completion of educational goal, recent academic performance and other indications of potential academic success at UW-Madison will result in the allocation of grants as funds allow. Priority given to those who are on a path to earn a first undergraduate degree, including those currently in special student status.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.