Financial Aid Information
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Detailed Guide to Completing the FAFSA
- U.S. Department of Education
- Federal Student Aid
- The Student Guide to Funding Education Beyond High School
- Scholarship Information
- Avoiding Scams in the Aid Process
- IRS Tax Forms
Wisconsin Aid Resources
Resources for Veterans and Their Families
- Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
- Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- National Student Loan Data System – Student Access
U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid (view loan and grant history).
Federal Student Aid Information
Contact for FAFSA application questions.
COD Applicant Services (Parent PLUS Loan Borrowers)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday
Telephone: 1-800- 557-7394
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD): 1-877 -461-7010
Contact for credit appeal overrides, endorser application questions, and PLUS Loan borrower issues (NOT for address changes or loan status).
Direct Loan Consolidation
Federal Student Aid Ombudsman
Education Tax Credits
Federal tax code includes numerous tax incentives for families that are planning for or currently are paying for higher education costs. For those who are repaying student loans, you may be able to deduct the interest on a qualified student loan.
The tax credits or education credits available to help you offset the costs of higher education by reducing the amount of your income tax include: Hope Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, and American Opportunity Credit.