Get Access to Financial Aid

The federal government is the largest source of student financial aid. Colleges use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine how much financial aid you’re eligible to receive, which could include grants, scholarships, work-study funds, and loans.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Am I Eligible to Receive Financial Aid?

Federal assistance is available to U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens who enroll in an eligible degree or certificate program at an eligible college. Federal financial aid eligibility definitions can be found on

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Get Ready to Complete the FAFSA

To gain access to as much financial aid as possible, complete the FAFSA each year you are enrolled and as early as possible.

Many resources are available to help you complete your FAFSA.

  • is great source of information with how-to videos and step-by-step instructions.
  • The FAFSA HELP section of not only helps you to prepare to submit the FAFSA, but also answers the most common questions students and families have as they complete the form and once they submit the form.


List up to 20 colleges where your FAFSA information will be sent using the school’s FAFSA code.

UW University FAFSA School Code
UW-Eau Claire 003917
UW-Green Bay 003899
UW-La Crosse 003919
UW-Madison 003895
UW-Milwaukee 003896
UW Oshkosh 003920
UW-Parkside 005015
UW-Platteville 003921
UW-River Falls 003923
UW-Stevens Point 003924
UW-Stout 003915
UW-Superior 003925
UW-Whitewater 003926

Still Have Questions About Financial Aid?

If you have questions about your access to financial aid, whether you are eligible for financial aid, or how to apply for financial aid, please contact the financial aid office at a UW university.