Financial Aid Process
For comprehensive Financial Aid information, please visit the UW Colleges Money Matters website.
Steps for applying for financial aid:
- Student (and family) completes the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.
- The FAFSA application process determines your eligibility for assistance; you must apply for financial aid each year.
- It's important to file early as some sources have limited funds. Apply after January 1 for the academic year beginning the following September. If possible, complete your federal tax return prior to submitting FAFSA.
- Applicants who have submitted all necessary forms by April 15 will be given funding priority.
- The code for UW-Washington County is 003897.
- You will need to apply for a pin number to sign your FAFSA electronically.
- Financial Aid Process: Financial aid provides money to help you meet college expenses. The FAFSA application process determines your eligibility for assistance; you must apply for financial aid each year. For an explanation of the various types of financial aid, and for information about financial aid processes and policies, see the UW Colleges Money Matters website. A number of online resources can also be accessed at that site.
- Eligibility for Financial Aid
- After you apply...please visit the UW Colleges Money Matters website for additional information.
- Tuition is due on Monday, September 17, 2012 for fall 2012 semester. If you submitted a signed award letter at least two weeks prior to the start of classes, pending financial aid should appear in your PRISM account.
If not, please contact Student Services (262-335-5201).
- Financial aid is then electronically credited to the student's account, based on the number of credits the student is carrying at the end of the sixth day of classes.
- After tuition is paid, any remaining funds are issued as a change check, made payable to the student and mailed to their PRISM home address.
- Any balance due must be paid by the tuition deadline.
Financial Aid Night Presentations
UW-WC advisors present information on financial aid at area high schools each year. Community residents are welcome to attend any of these presentations. They provide a good source of current and important information for college bound students and their parents. Admission is free and no reservations are necessary.
For a schedule of presentations at local high schools, phone Student Services (262-335-5201).