Our Mission

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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 twenty-four WAICU-member colleges and universities operate without direct taxpayer support, but provide an invaluable public service to the state, educating more than 57,000 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.