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Dreamkeepers® Program
Emergency Financial Assistance

About Dreamkeepers

Dreamkeepers provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. Dreamkeepers assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

NOTE:  Applications will only be processed when the College is in session.


Eligible Expenses Ineligible Expenses
Utilities Tuition
Housing/Rent Fees
Food/Meals Books
Medical/Dental Expenses Legal fees
Personal Automobile Expenses Tobacco
Public Transportation/Bus Pass Alcohol
Child Care Entertainment Expenses



 To be eligible to apply, the student must:

  • be enrolled in a financial aid-eligible technical diploma or associate degree program;
  • be awarded a federal Pell Grant;
  • have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • have a minimum term/semester grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for the most recent term;
  • maintain "satisfactory academic progress" (SAP) for federal financial aid purposes;
  • have on record a successful course completion (credit or non-credit) in a prior term at Nicolet College;
  • have a qualifying "emergency" event that is documentable

Application Process

Interested students must create an account and submit an application. Documentation of your request for assistance, including copies of bills or estimates, is required.Students will monitor the status of their application through their Dreamkeepers account in the online portal. Login to Dreamkeepers.

Assistance Payments

 A representative from the Learner Success department will contact you once your assistance payments are ready to be picked up from the Business Office located in the Welcome Center on the Nicolet Campus.

Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.