University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 2002-2004 Undergraduate Catalog

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The process to apply for financial aid at UW-Whitewater 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.

Other Requirements:

The student must be accepted for admission to UW-Whitewater before the application will be considered.

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.

International Students:

Contact the Financial Aid Office for information and appropriate forms regarding the International Student Grant and the Admissions Office regarding the International Student Scholarship. All aid programs except the International Student Grant and Scholarship require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Students on foreign student visas (F-1's) are not eligible for federal or state funds.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: All new students must notify the Admissions Office of a change of address. All continuing students may change their address(es) on the WINS System or notify the Registrar's Office. The Financial Aid and Student Financial Services Offices rely upon those offices for accurate address information.

REAPPLY ANNUALLY: Students must reapply annually for all types of financial aid.

SUMMER TERM: To apply for summer term financial aid, students must complete a Summer Term Application which is available in the Financial Aid Office. This is in addition to the FAFSA. To be eligible for aid, students must be enrolled at least half-time (six units undergraduate and four and one half units graduate).

ACADEMIC PROGRESS: Students are required to comply with UW-Whitewater's Academic Progress requirement in order to maintain their eligibility to be considered for financial aid. Academic Progress requirements are published in the University's Registration Handbook and Timetable. Failure to meet the requirements will result in loss of eligibility for all major types of financial aid. Students will receive a report of their current status on the Student Information Form prior to registration each Fall/Spring Term, and they will be informed at the end of the Fall/Spring Term in which their eligibility has expired. Students who do not meet the requirements can appeal their academic progress status.

ADDITIONAL OUTSIDE RESOURCES: The student's financial aid package is subject to change based upon assistance received from other sources. This includes private scholarships, fee waivers, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation funds, resident/campus assistantships, ROTC, etc.

CONFIDENTIALITY: Written and verbal financial information concerning students and parents is confidential and will not be released without written permission.

CHANGES TO FINANCIAL SITUATION: The Financial Aid Office must be notified directly of changes which may affect the family's ability to provide financial assistance to the student. These changes may include loss of employment or benefits, a significant decrease in income, separation or divorce, death or disability. 

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