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The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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Paying for College

Real financial aid help

Learning how to pay for your investment in a college education is a big part of your college search! Not to worry…we assist in determining your actual cost of attendance after various forms of aid are applied. And we help you try to find the aid for which you qualify!

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

Cost of attendance and financial aid estimator

This tool first estimates your total cost of attendance for two semesters and then gives you an estimate of the financial aid you might receive.

Step 1:

Before you can use this financial aid estimator, you will need to find out your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). If you've completed the FAFSA and already know your EFC, continue on to Step 2. Or, visit this site to estimate your EFC and select "Federal Methodology" when prompted to choose between federal and institutional: College Board EFC Calculator

Step 2:

Once you have your EFC, click the calculator icon above or use this link. The financial aid estimator will first ask you a few questions and calculate your estimated cost of attendance at UWEC. 

Step 3:

You'll see your estimated cost of attendance totals for tuition, books and supplies, room and board, personal, and transportation. Then all you have to do is click the "Calculate Award Eligibility" button to view your ESTIMATED financial aid award. Remember:

  1. This is an ESTIMATE and not your actual financial aid award.
  2. You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for an actual award. The FAFSA is available at
  3. Do not use EFC of 0 (zero) unless the above calculator state you should use 0 (zero).
Financial Aid Estimator



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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