Financial Aid

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.

Award Guides

Review the documents below for important information about your financial aid award.

Apply for Aid: UW Colleges' code is 003897


Apply for aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete a 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.

Alert: the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval Tool is currently unavailable and is projected to be offline until fall 2017. When completing the FAFSA, carefully follow instructions to enter your income/tax information.

Note: UW Colleges' FAFSA priority application date is February 1, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. Only students admitted as degree seeking are eligible for financial aid; students admitted as non-degree are ineligible.
Verification and Providing Income Information

If selected for Verification, a student may have to provide forms and tax documents to the Student Financial Aid Office. In order to provide tax and income information, students (and parents for Dependent aid applicants) may submit a signed copy of a Federal 1040/1040A/1040EZ tax return or request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS if a copy of the return is not available. The FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval Tool is currently unavailable.

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.


Contact the Student Financial Aid Office at 608-262-5928; or for assistance with financial aid.

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.