If you want help paying for school, it all starts with submitting your Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is usually available from high school guidance offices, libraries, and UW System financial aid offices beginning October 1.
Step 1: Submit Your FAFSA
It’s important to complete and submit your FAFSA before the filing date.
|Campus||FAFSA Priority Filing Date|
|UW Colleges||February 1, 2018|
|UW-Eau Claire||April 15, 2018; Incoming freshman need to file by March 1 to be notified by May 1|
|UW-Green Bay||January 15, 2018|
|UW-La Crosse||February 1, 2018|
|UW-Madison||December 1, 2017|
|UW-Milwaukee||February 1, 2018|
|UW-Oshkosh||December 15, 2017|
|UW-Parkside||April 15, 2018|
|UW-Platteville||February 1, 2018|
|UW-River Falls||February 1, 2018|
|UW-Stevens Point||March 15, 2018|
|UW-Stout||February 1, 2018|
|UW-Superior||January 15, 2018|
|UW-Whitewater||January 1, 2018|
Step 2: Financial Aid is Awarded
After your FAFSA is processed, you’ll receive an award letter from the financial aid office with details on your financial aid package. It’s good for one academic year and lists each source of aid and the amounts. If you have any questions, contact the UW Financial Aid Offices.
Need Help With Your FAFSA?
If you need help completing your FAFSA, attend College Goal Wisconsin. This event is held throughout the state with financial aid experts to answer your questions. Better yet, there are scholarship opportunities for attending.