To apply for financial aid at UW-Whitewater the application process is as follows:
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to Federal Student Aid Programs. The FAFSA is available from any high school guidance counselor or the Financial Aid Office. The FAFSA can be completed after January 1 of the new year once the federal income tax returns for the previous year are completed. The FAFSA requires accurate information. Inaccurate information can result in time-consuming corrections. Submit the FAFSA by the priority date of March 15. Applications submitted after March 15 may be too late for many aid programs.
As a result of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), which contains the results of a student's eligibility for financial aid. If it contains incorrect information, the student should make the necessary corrections on the report and return it to the address indicated on the form. Students are no longer required to submit the SAR to the Financial Aid Office.
The student must be accepted for admission to UW-Whitewater before the application will be considered.
Financial Aid Transcript (FAT) - Students must request a Financial Aid Transcript to be sent to UW-Whitewater from every post-secondary school that they have attended whether or not they received financial aid.
Ability to Benefit - Students seeking Title IV federal aid must have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent GED. If students have neither, they must first pass an independently administered test proving the ability to benefit.
Additional information as requested.
Contact the Financial Aid Office for information and appropriate forms. All aid programs except the Foreign Student Grant Scholarship require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Students on foreign student visas (F-1's) are not eligible for federal or state funds.