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One of the main bridges connecting our campus to the community is under construction until the fall of 2016. Please allow extra time when traveling to see us!

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Paying for College

Invest in a successful future

Your college education is an investment that will yield a lifetime of rewards. That's what makes your college search a very big deal! Not to worry…we help you navigate the process of paying for college so you can focus on the path ahead. We assist in determining your actual cost of tuition after various forms of aid are applied. You've found the right place to transform your life. So let's get down to business so you get on to bigger and better things.



What types of financial aid are available?


Money that does not need to be repaid, based on financial need.


Some are based on need, must be repaid with interest, available to all.


Money given through on-campus jobs, based on financial need.

Other options:


Merit-based and need-based awards are available.


Open to all; funded by university

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How do I apply for financial aid?

Financial aid is based on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form found at Eligibility for any form of aid are based on filling out the FAFSA. Priority is given to students who complete the form by March 15, and notification of aid begins mid-April.


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"Our students' investment in a UW-Eau Claire degree is paying off. Their annual ROI is greater than it would be had they gone to college almost anywhere else in Wisconsin or Minnesota."
-Chancellor James Schmidt

College grads earn $1.2 million more than a high school grad over a 40-year career. U.S. Census Bureau

[UW-Eau Claire is] More affordable
than the national average. More accessible to students of all economic backgrounds. The College Board

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