Financial Aid
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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students have a right to know:

  • What financial assistance is available, including federal, state and institutional aid.
  • The deadlines for submitting applications.
  • What criteria are used to award the various financial aid programs.
  • How financial need is determined, including what the Cost of Attendance is.
  • What resources are considered in calculating financial need and how other resources affect their need.
  • That the information they give to the Financial Aid Office will be treated confidentially.
  • Policies for students who withdraw.
  • An explanation of the various funds in the financial aid package, including which financial aid programs must be repaid and which do not.
  • They can have their financial need reviewed if their family circumstances have changed.
  • How Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined and how it might affect their financial aid eligibility.

Students have the responsibility to:

  • Complete a financial aid application on time and accurately. Students must reapply for all financial aid programs annually.
  • Provide any additional information requested for the processing of their Financial Aid file (such as Federal tax returns, tax transcripts, verification worksheets, or other documentation).
  • Read and understand all forms that they are asked to sign and keep a copy of such forms for their record.
  • Use financial aid for educational expenses only.
  • Make Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
  • Inform the Financial Aid Office of any additional Financial Aid they receive such as scholarships, outside grants, assistantship or other educational/tuition assistance.
  • Repay all loans according to the terms of the promissory note. Students who default on a loan are not eligibile for additional Financial Aid.
  • Perform their Federal Work-Study job in a satisfactory manner.
  • Know and comply with any refund procedures.
  • Inform the Financial Aid Office if their personal information changes such as:
            -    Their permanent or local address
            -    Their residency status
            -    Their enrollment status (credit load)
            -    Their classification (Undergraduate, graduate, second degree, special student)


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

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Phone: (262) 472-1130
Fax: (262) 472-5655
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Office Hours

Lobby Open: 
Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:00 PM
Phones Answered:
Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM 

Walk-in Advising

Mon, Tues, & Wed: 9 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 12:30 PM - 4 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 12:30 PM