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
- The 2015-2016 FAFSA will be available January 1. The first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! UW-Whitewater does not endorse any company which requires payment for help filing the FAFSA. If you need help, please contact our office! The 2014-2015 FAFSA is still available for students attending this year.
- Winterim applications are available.
- The Wisconsin Higher Education Grant has been renamed to the Wisconsin Grant. This is only a name change; all eligibility requirements are the same.
- If you have not already done so, you can sign up for electronic deposit of refunds.
- Master Promissory Notes for 2014-2015 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.
- Parents looking for additional funds to help their student should consider a PLUS Loan. UWW utilizes the online application process for these loans; available by clicking here. The 2014-2015 application will be available at the end of May. Parents sign in using their FAFSA PIN to complete the process and receive an instant credit check decision.
- Check your To Do list in WINS for required documents. Any required forms can be found here.
- Interest rates for Federal Direct Loans can be found here.
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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