Welcome to the Student Financial Aid Office!
Our goal is to help students secure the resources needed to attend the University of Wisconsin Colleges. We encourage you to explore the information available here to assist with educational expenses.
Review the documents below for important information about your financial aid award.
- 2017-2018 Financial Aid Award Guide (with Aid Programs Chart)
- Accepting Financial Aid
- PRISM Account Access Instructions
Apply for Aid: UW Colleges' code is 003897
Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Never pay to submit the FAFSA as it's free! Fill it out at fafsa.gov.
- Complete a 2017-2018 FAFSA for fall 2017 / spring 2018 / summer 2018.
- Complete a 2018-2019 FAFSA (available October 1, 2017 ) for fall 2018 / spring 2019 / summer 2019.
Notes: UW Colleges' FAFSA priority application date is February 1, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year; February 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Only students admitted as degree seeking are eligible for financial aid; non-degree admits are ineligible.
If selected for Verification, a student may have to provide forms and tax documents to the Student Financial Aid Office. In order to provide tax/income information, students (and parents for Dependent aid applicants) may submit a signed copy of a Federal 1040/1040A/1040EZ tax return or request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS if a copy of the return is not available. The FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available for only 2018-2019 FAFSA applications; it will not return for the 2017-2018 FAFSA form.
Students: Check Your UWC Student Email
It is important that your UW Colleges email account is reviewed, once a week at a minimum, so notices from the Student Financial Aid Office and other administrative offices may be addressed in a timely manner.