To be eligible for financial aid, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen of the U.S. International students are not eligible for aid.
- Be enrolled in at least six credits per semester. Exceptions may be made to the six-credit rule for Pell Grant funding.
- Demonstrate financial need for most types of aid. There are some exceptions to this rule. Refer to the Financial Aid Award Guide for more details.
- Not have defaulted on any educational loan or owe a repayment on any previous federal grant provided by any postsecondary institution.
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Students must be a resident of the state of Wisconsin to receive state grant program funds.
- Withdrawal or failure to complete courses may result in loss of continued eligiblity. Review Academic Progress Requirements.
- Students who are convicted of drug possession or sale while receiving finanical aid may have their eligiblity for aid impacted. Review the Drug Conviction Info document on the Forms Page for more information.
- Students who are incarcerated have limited eligibility. Discuss circumstances with the Student Affairs Office. Online students should email email@example.com for assistance.
|Steps To Apply 2013-2014||When to Submit||Deadline|
|Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)||January 1, 2013||Processed FAFSA with EFC must be received by UW Colleges 4 weeks prior to the end of the student's enrollment|
|If selected for verification, submit requested documentation/forms||When requested||Deadline determined by enrollment, see Forms Page|
|Receive Award Offer||April 2013|
|Submit complete Award Offer||before the end of the student's enrollment|
|Finalize class schedule in PRISM to establish aid eligibility for the term||Within the first 10 class days of the term||Fall 2013
September 16, 2013