The Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) is the state agency responsible for the management and oversight of the state's student financial aid system for Wisconsin residents attending institutions of higher education. It also may enter into interstate agreements, such as remission of nonresident tuition.

HEAB administers programs of student financial aid, including grant, scholarship, and loan programs; tuition reciprocity agreements; and tuition capitation contracts.

HEAB also provides administrative support and web site hosting for the Wisconsin Distance Learning Authorization Board (DLAB).

Wisconsin Student Loan Help Hotline: (833) 589-0750

This toll free hotline was created by the Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt in partnership with Ascendium Education Solutions to help student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Grants & Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are "gift" aid; they do not have to be repaid. Each program has specific eligibility requirements.

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Unlike grants and scholarships, loans must be repaid. The current state loan programs were created to address specific needs in Wisconsin. Some or all of the debt from these loans may be forgiven if the student works in Wisconsin in the specified field after completing their degree.

  • Nurse Educators Program
  • Minority Teacher Loan
  • Nursing Student Loan
  • Teacher Education Loan
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired Loan

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Reciprocity & Capitation

Tuition reciprocity reduces the cost of out-of-state tuition for Wisconsin residents attending schools in other states. Tuition capitation provides fixed tuition subsides for Wisconsin residents at specific graduate-level schools.

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For Students and Parents

A step by step guide and introduction to financial aid for students an parents.

For Financial Aid Administrators

Voucher and notification list processing schedule, training information, grant formulas.

Application Information

FAFSA and individual college and university application information.

The Board

Members of the board, board reports, meeting agendas, minutes and notes.

Monthly Memo

HEAB's monthly memo.

State Statutes

Wisconsin state statutes related to HEAB.

Administrative Rules

Administrative rules related to HEAB.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Can't find what you're looking for? You can contact HEAB at any time using our online contact form. For urgent matters, please contact us by telephone.