Financial Aid
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Financial aid for winterim is awarded separately from the academic year, and there are many differences between the winterim aid process and the academic year process.  If you are planning on attending winterim, please review all of the information on this page. 


  • There must be a current academic year FAFSA on file.
  • Complete the Winterim Application which is available the first week in November.


  • Students must be enrolled for winterim in order for the application to be processed.
  • Students must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress as of the end of the the fall term.
  • Students must be enrolled at least half time for spring to receive winterim aid.

Aid Available

Pell Grants

Students may be eligible for Pell Grant if they are less than full time for the spring term.

Direct Loans

Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have an annual loan limit based on year in school.  If a student borrowed the total loan limit during the fall and spring, there is no additional Direct Loans for winterim.  If the student is changing grade level after fall term, and the new grade level increases the loan limit, the student should contact the Financial Aid Office after fall grades have been processed.


Parents may borrow PLUS Loan during winterim by submitting a Parent Loan application.  If the parent is denied the loan, the student may be eligible for additional Unsubsidized Loan based on the annual loan limits.

Private Loans

Students can apply for an alternative loan from a private lending institution to help pay for winterim.  Visit the private loan page for more information on these types of loans.


Winterim aid disburses at the same time as spring aid.  Students are responsible for making sure the winteirm bill is paid on time.  If there is not enough aid to cover both spring and winterim, students may incur a late fee. Please contact the Student Accounts Office for information regarding billing due dates.


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

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