WiscAid is a team of researchers committed to understanding the factors affecting student success in college. A better understanding of how much financial aid is needed and the ways aid should be allocated is vital to improving the financial aid system in Wisconsin. The main purpose of WiscAid is to improve financial aid policy in Wisconsin by providing policymakers, financial aid officers, and other decision makers with high quality information on the real impact of aid for financial aid recipients across the state.

College students from across the state of Wisconsin, including undergraduate students enrolled at all 42 two and four-year colleges in both the University of Wisconsin (UW) and Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), are participating in WiscAid. This information will be useful to colleges and universities, financial aid providers, and Federal and local policymakers who need to know how to make college more affordable for local students.


Lisa Klein


August 2008 – Ongoing