Federal and State Financial Aid

Financial aid is a complicated topic and can be confusing to navigate. You should consult with the Financial Aid Office to learn how financial aid works, your options, and your payment responsibilities if you accept financial aid.

If you are admitted to a degree program, you may qualify for federal and/or state financial aid, including loans and grants (for undergraduate students). Eligibility for grants and/or loans is determined after you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can request a paper copy of the FAFSA from the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-4-FED-AID (800.433.3243) or 319.337.5665 (not toll-free) or by mailing a request to

Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 7002
Mount Vernon, IL 62864-0072

Because the process of determining whether you qualify for financial aid takes approximately eight weeks, you should submit all of your paperwork in a timely manner.

  1. File the FAFSA as soon as you complete your UW System Application for Admission. For subsequent years, file as soon as possible after January 1. The UW-Platteville priority date for filing and receiving funds is March 15. After that date, financial aid is awarded based on date received and availability of funds.

    The Federal School Code for UW-Platteville is 003921.
  2. If you want to apply for financial aid for a summer term, in addition to the FAFSA, you must complete the Summer Financial Aid Application.
  3. If you are offered financial aid, and want to accept it, you must accept the awards in PASS. You will receive notification that your awards are ready via e-mail.
  4. To hold your seat in a class, you must either make payment or accept your awards in PASS by the semester deadlines.
  5. You must maintain academic progress to retain eligibility for financial aid.

Assistance with Financial Aid

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the UW-Platteville Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Office
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

NOTE: In all communication with the Financial Aid Office, be sure to indicate that you are taking classes at a distance.

Special Students and International

Students Special students and international students are not eligible to receive financial aid.