Financial Aid

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Colleges' Student Financial Aid Office. If you need assistance in paying for your education, financial aid is designed to help meet the difference between the cost of college and your or your family's resources. We encourage you to explore the information available here to assist you in making college as affordable as possible.

Check UWC Student Email  

Students: check your University of Wisconsin Colleges student email account for information from the Student Financial Aid Office about that status of your 2015-16 aid application. It is important that UWC email is reviewed, once a week at a minimum, so that notices may be addressed in a timely manner.

Award Guides

Review the documents below for important information about your financial aid award.

Apply for Aid

 

Apply for aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and listing UW Colleges Federal School Code: 003897.

You will need to designate for which academic year you are applying and include corresponding income and other information as indicated in the FAFSA instructions.  Complete:

    • a 2014-2015 FAFSA for fall 2014/spring 2015/summer 2015, or
    • a 2015-2016 FAFSA for fall 2015/spring 2016/summer 2016

NOTE: UW Colleges' FAFSA priority application date is April 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year and April 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Summer 2015 Financial Aid Application

Verification Process and Providing Tax/Income Information

If selected for Verification, a student may have to provide forms and documents to the Student Financial Aid Office. In order to provide tax and income information, students (and parents for Dependent aid applicants) may use the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import data directly from the IRS into the FAFSA or may request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS.  

  

The University of Wisconsin Colleges Student Financial Aid Office in Madison serves students attending the 13 campuses of UW Colleges and UW Colleges Online:

UW-BARABOO/SAUK COUNTY | UW-BARRON COUNTY
UW-FOND DU LAC | UW-FOX VALLEY
UW-MANITOWOC | UW-MARATHON COUNTY
UW-MARINETTE | UW-MARSHFIELD/WOOD COUNTY
UW-RICHLAND | UW-ROCK COUNTY
UW-SHEBOYGAN | UW-WASHINGTON COUNTY
UW-WAUKESHA | UW COLLEGES ONLINE

Contact your Campus Student Affairs Office for assistance with financial aid.