For Students

Emergency Student Financial Assistance

We understand that this may be a stressful time with rapidly changing conditions. We would like to remind you that emergency resources are available to help you with unexpected financial hardship such as unemployment and can include assistance for gas cards, automotive repairs, utility bills, childcare, food, and medical expenses. Please complete the Emergency Financial Assistance Application and reach out to your success coach or advisor for more information. A paper version is also available in MyNicolet in the Document Center.

This application is for all the various forms of financial assistance for students at Nicolet College, which include:

  • Student Success, Student Support, and Emergency Assistance Program, which are100% provided by grants from the federal Carl D. Perkins Act and the Wisconsin Technical College System
  • Nicolet College Foundation through the generosity of its donors
  • Gift cards provided by Student Activity Fees

What else is important to know?

If you are requesting assistance with a bill, please submit a copy with your application.

Funding is not guaranteed. To access some funding sources, students must have a complete and current FAFSA on file with Nicolet.

Students should expect to hear back on Emergency Financial Assistance applications and their next steps within 72 hours. Timelines depend upon the request and if any additional documentation is required.

Nicolet students can ask the Welcome Center for a Northwoods Transit punch card. Visit for Northwoods Transit routes and on demand services.

Your help has given me hope during this crucial time of need. Words cannot describe how thankful I am for your support. One day I hope to help someone the way you have helped me.

- Nicolet Student, Recipient of Emercency Assistance

Nicolet College Foundation Scholarships

There is money available to help you pay for college – you just have to apply. Hundreds of scholarships are made possible because of the generosity of the many friends and supporters of the Nicolet College Foundation. Foundation scholarships help lower the cost of a college education, allowing students to focus more on education.

  • Scholarship applications are accepted in February for the following academic year and in September for the following spring term.
  • Current and future students are encouraged to apply.
  • Scholarships may be applied to tuition and books.
  • Scholarships generally range from $250-$2,500
  • The minimum cumulative GPA or other qualifying test score equivalent is 2.5.
  • All you have to do is complete one general application to apply for most foundation scholarships. After you submit your general application, you may see a list of additional scholarships, for which you may also apply by answering additional questions.
female college student

“Without you, I would not be able to continue my education. Thank you  for all you’ve done.”

– Alexxis, Scholarship Recipient

Alexxis graduated from Elcho High School last year and is pursuing an Associate of Science degree with a Natural Resources emphasis. She’ll graduate from Nicolet College next spring and transfer to UW-Stevens Point to earn a bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology.  Her career goal is to work at a wildlife rehabilitation center or zoo. 

Juday Award

Thanks to E.T. “Tug” Juday and his family, the Nicolet College Foundation is able to offer year round financial assistance to Nicolet College students. Tug’s commitment to philanthropy and belief in Nicolet College, led to a partnership with the Foundation to establish this student assistance program. Unlike traditional scholarships, Juday Awards include a nomination. To be considered for a Juday Award, ask an instructor to nominate you, or start the process by clicking here to complete the application. When you submit your application, the foundation will contact you to arrange a meeting, as well as the instructor you listed as a nominator.

Nicolet Promise

You may be able to attend college tuition-free with the Nicolet Promise. As part of this program, Nicolet College promises to pay the balance of tuition and fees for eligible students after federal and state grants have been applied. The Nicolet College Foundation covers this cost for up to four fall/spring semesters up to 15 credits per semester. Books and supplies are not eligible for funding. By removing financial barriers with tuition free education, the Nicolet Promise helps bright, hardworking students – like you – achieve their goals.

“I was afraid to go to a four-year university because I benefit highly from the one-on-one time with my instructors. Nicolet has definitely satisfied that need and I’m very glad I chose this college.”

Leah, Nicolet Promise Student

Contact Information

Heather Schallock
Executive Director Nicolet College Foundation

Red Oak Center - Second Floor
P: 715.365.4518 800.544.3039 ext 4518