Eligibility and Deadlines

General Eligibility

To be eligible for financial aid, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen of the United States. International students are not eligible for aid.
  • Be enrolled in at least six credits per semester. Exceptions may be made to the six-credit rule for Pell Grant funding.
  • Demonstrate financial need for most types of aid. There are some exceptions to this rule. Refer to the Financial Aid Award Guide for more details.
  • Not have defaulted on any educational loan or owe a repayment on any previous federal grant provided by any postsecondary institution.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Additional Eligibility

  • Students must be a resident of the state of Wisconsin to receive state grant program funds. 
  • Withdrawal or failure to complete courses may result in loss of continued eligibility. Review Academic Progress Requirements.
  • Students who are convicted of drug possession or sale while receiving financial aid may have their eligibility for aid impacted. Review the Drug Conviction Info document on the Forms Page for more information.
  • Students who are incarcerated have limited eligibility. Discuss circumstances with the Student Affairs Office. Online students should email sfaadvisor@uwc.edu for assistance.

Deadlines

Application time frame for 2014-2015 School Year
Steps To Apply 2013-2014 When to Submit Deadline
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) January 1, 2014 Processed FAFSA with EFC must be received by UW Colleges 4 weeks prior to the end of the student's enrollment
If selected for verification, submit requested documentation/forms When requested Deadline determined by enrollment,
see Forms Page
Receive Award Offer April 2014  
Submit complete Award Offer   before the end of the student's enrollment
Finalize class schedule in PRISM to establish aid eligibility for the term Within the first 10 class days of the term Fall 2014
11:59pm
September 15, 2013

Spring 2015
11:59pm
February 6, 2014

 

 

Application time frame for 2013-2014 School Year
Steps To Apply 2013-2014 When to Submit Deadline
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) January 1, 2013 Processed FAFSA with EFC must be received by UW Colleges 4 weeks prior to the end of the student's enrollment
If selected for verification, submit requested documentation/forms When requested Deadline determined by enrollment,
see Forms Page
Receive Award Offer April 2013  
Submit complete Award Offer   before the end of the student's enrollment
Finalize class schedule in PRISM to establish aid eligibility for the term Within the first 10 class days of the term Fall 2013
11:59pm
September 16, 2013

Spring 2014
11:59pm
February 7, 2014