Getting Started

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  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 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 is still available. 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!  
  • 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 hereParents sign in using their FSA ID to complete the process and receive an instant credit check decision. 2015-2016 PLUS Loan applications are now available.
  • If your loans have not yet disbursed, be sure you have completed all loan requirements.
  • The Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID replaced the PIN as of May 10. The fastest way to get an FSA ID is by visiting the FSA ID webpage. Parents and students need an FSA ID to log into Department of Education websites.
  • Need help understanding your award letter? Review the information on this page or contact our office. 
  • Check your To Do list in WINS for required documents. Any required forms can be found here.
  • Need help obtaining tax transcripts? Check out the Verification page for information!
  • If you have not already done so, you can sign up for electronic deposit of refunds.
  • Interest rates for Federal Direct Loans can be found here.

Money Management

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

Under the "Students" section, click "Register Now" to create an account.



Financial Aid Office
130 Hyer Hall
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

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Phone: (262) 472-1130
Fax: (262) 472-5655
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Mon, Tues, & Thurs: 1 PM - 4 PM
Tues, Wed, & Fri: 8 AM - 11:30 AM