We strive to help our diverse student population eliminate financial obstacles so that they may succeed in their academic endeavors. You can use this site to learn about application instructions and deadlines, download forms, and learn about financial aid resources. For questions, view our FAQ or email us.
Once you've been accepted to UW-Whitewater, the next step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Information from the FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for institutional, federal and state financial aid programs including grants, scholarships, student loans and college work-study.
THREE Step Process:
1 Fill out the FAFSA! The priority filing data for the FAFSA is March 1st of each year; however, if you miss the priority deadline, you may apply throughout the academic year. The application is available at www.fafsa.gov. UW-Whitewater's federal school code is 003926.
2 Turn in any required documents! New students will receive a letter and continuing students will receive an email indicating any documents which must be submitted. Students may also check the To Do list on WINS. Some students may be selected for a process called verification. To inquire about the status of the student's application for aid, contact FAO at (262) 472-1130 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and student ID with your inquiry.
3Review and Accept your Award! New students will receive a paper award letter and continuing students will receive an email. Log into WINS to review and accept the aid.
News & Updates
- Winterim Applications are now available.
- The law which determines Direct Loan interest rates has been amended. This includes rates for Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS, and Graduate PLUS Loans. The established rate for loans disbursed between the period of July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 can be found here.
- Parents looking for additional funds to help their student should consider a PLUS Loan. Applications for 2013-2014 are now available. UWW is now utilizing the online application process for these loans; available by clicking here. Parents can sign in using their FAFSA PIN to complete the process and receive an instant credit check decision. Paper forms are available by request only.
- Master Promissory Notes for 2013-2014 are available to sign. If you are required to sign a promissory note, you will receive an email and/or letter with instructions. Students awarded a Perkins Loan should understand this is a separate promissory note from the Direct Loan.
- First-time Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loan borrowers, remember to complete your Entrance Counseling.
- It's not too late to complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA. If you need help filing the FAFSA, contact our office to schedule an appointment. The 2014-2015 FAFSA will be available in January.
- If you have not received your 2013-2014 award letter, check your To Do list in WINS for required documents.
Need help managing your money?
Check out CashCourse for tips on:
- Creating a budget
- Dealing with credit card debt
- Protecting your credit
- Planning for your financial future
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