Nationally, FAFSA completion is up 8% during the first days of the financial aid cycle. In Wisconsin, it is down an ever-so-small 1%.
A college education is one of the most significant investments students will make during their lifetimes, and it’s important for them to understand the ins and outs. Wisconsin Act 284 requires institutions of higher education to provide information to students about their educational costs. Therefore, financial aid offices at all UW System campuses will email […]
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be down for the next few months. It was turned off following concerns that its data could be used by identity thieves to file fraudulent tax returns. The tool is expected to be back online in fall 2017, after extra […]
We recently hosted a webinar about how families finance a college education. Jill Gosse, a longtime staff member at Sallie Mae, was our featured speaker. She had a wealth (pun intended) of information for our counselors. While there is no “one size fits all” solution for financing college, she said that families should follow the […]
College Goal Wisconsin is a statewide event that provides free information and assistance to families who are filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the federally required form for students seeking financial aid, such as grants and loans. Completing the FAFSA is the first and most important step in qualifying for aid.