Welcome to the Student Financial Aid Office! Our goal is to help you secure the resources you need to attend the University of Wisconsin Colleges. We encourage you to explore the information available here to assist with your educational expenses.
Review the documents below for important information about your financial aid award.
- 2017-2018 Financial Aid Award Guide (with Aid Programs Chart)
- 2016-2017 Financial Aid Award Guide (with Aid Programs Chart)
- Accepting Financial Aid
- PRISM Account Access Instructions
Apply for Aid
Apply for aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and listing UW Colleges Federal School Code: 003897.
You will need to designate for which academic year you are applying and include corresponding income and other information as indicated in the FAFSA instructions. Complete a:
- 2016-2017 FAFSA for fall 2016 / spring 2017 / summer 2017
- 2017-2018 FAFSA for fall 2017 / spring 2018 / summer 2018
Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) are required to report income information from an earlier tax year. With the change for the 2017-18 FAFSA, 2015 federal tax information is reported, rather than 2016 information. This will allow for:
- earlier completion of the 2017-18 FAFSA, and
- more applicants being able to import their 2015 information directly from the IRS into the FAFSA as that tax year already is complete
Interested in financial aid for summer? Complete the Summer 2017 Aid Application.
Note: UW Colleges' FAFSA priority application date is April 1, 2016 for the 2016-2017 academic year and February 1, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. Only students admitted as degree seeking are eligible for financial aid; students admitted as nondegree are ineligible.
If selected for Verification, a student may have to provide forms and documents to the Student Financial Aid Office. In order to provide tax and income information, students (and parents for Dependent aid applicants) may use the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import data directly from the IRS into the FAFSA or may request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS.
Students: Check Your UWC Student Email
On an ongoing basis, you are expected to check your UW Colleges student email account for information from the Student Financial Aid Office and other administrative offices. It is important that UWC email is reviewed, once a week at a minimum, so notices may be addressed in a timely manner.
About UW Colleges' Financial Aid Office
The University of Wisconsin Colleges Student Financial Aid Office serves students attending:
UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, UW-Barron County, UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Fox Valley, UW-Manitowoc,
UW-Marathon County, UW-Marinette, UW-Marshfield/Wood County, UW-Richland, UW-Rock County,
UW-Sheboygan, UW-Washington County, UW-Waukesha, and UW Colleges Online.