Welcome to UW-Whitewater's "Financial Aid Award Estimator". The site is designed to help you in the planning for financing your college education. The "Estimator" uses the total "Cost of Attendance" (COA), which the Financial Aid Office uses in determining the amount of aid for which you may be eligible. This COA is only an estimate, and includes ALL expenses related to living for an academic year. It is, therefore, much higher than your actual university bill will be. To determine your actual semester cost (what you would owe the university), please visit the "Cost of Attending" site at: https://uwwcost.uww.edu.
First Step: EFC Value
To use the following Award Estimator, you will be required to visit the following website to get the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This is NOT what your family will actually be contributing, however it is a calculation (much like tax brackets) as to what your family is expected to contribute.
- College Board's EFC Calculator
(Please use the federal methodology option in the EFC Calculator)
Second Step: Estimation Process
Now that you have your EFC value, fill out the following form and choose the closest EFC value that matches what you calculated your EFC to be.
- This is an ESTIMATE and not your actual Financial Aid Award
- Do not use EFC of 0 (zero) unless the above calculator states you should use 0 (zero)
- Costs are based on the 2011-2012 academic year