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a few tips on filing for financial aid:
- Become familiar with procedures, priority dates and deadlines.
- The best time to file the FAFSA for maximum consideration is between January 1 and March 15. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come first-served basis.
- Fill out forms carefully and keep copies for your records.
Respond to Information Requests
- Promptly reply to all requests from our office for additional information.
Reply on Time
- Accept or decline the offer of financial aid in writing within two weeks of receipt.
Reapply Every Year
- Financial aid is not automatically renewed. You must file a FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA to be considered for financial aid each year.
Manage Debt Wisely
- We recommend that borrowing be limited to necessary educational expenses. Our office offers debt management assistance to help you project repayment obligations and options.
- What sources of financial aid are available from outside the university? Check with your public library, the Internet, and our office.
- Contact the Financial Aid Office with your questions or concerns.
Planning for College
- "Look Forward to your Future" is a resource for students and parents who are facing questions and decisions about college and student debt.
Financial Aid Estimation Form
- This form is used to prepare an estimate of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and financial need.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- FastWEB is an online resource in finding scholarships to help you pay for school.
Financial Aid Information Page
- FinAid, the Financial Aid information page, provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid.
Tax Incentives for Higher Education Expenses
- Beginning January 1, 1998, taxpayers may be eligible to claim a nonrefundable Hope Scholarship Credit against their federal income taxes.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
- NASFAA works closely with higher education institutions, government agencies, and other associations to share knowledge that will improve financial aid administration. On Capitol Hill, NASFAA voices the concerns of the student aid community. NASFAA also advocates student aid and gathers timely, accurate regulatory and technical information for its members.
College Goal Wisconsin
- College Goal Wisconsin is affiliated with a national event that provides free information and assistance to families who need to complete the FAFSA, the federally required form for students seeking financial aid, such as grants and loans.
Federal Student Aid Resources
- The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school.
- National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
- Selective Service System
- Financial Aid for Online Schools