Our Mission


The mission of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) is “Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities working together for educational opportunity.” The 23 WAICU-member colleges and universities operate without direct taxpayer support, but provide an invaluable public service to the state, educating more than 54,000 students a year. Many of Wisconsin’s best and brightest need financial aid to attend the college of their choice. Wisconsin Grants play an integral part in achieving our mission of helping qualified Wisconsin citizens to succeed.