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Apply for financial aid

Financial aid can be confusing, but we're in this together! Follow the steps below to apply for financial aid. Remember that completing the FAFSA is free and we recommend getting your financial aid application completed early!

Step 1

Complete the FAFSA application.

You can apply as early as October 1st of the year prior to the fall you want to attend. We recommend applying before March 15th to receive your award letter before May.
The UWEC school code is: 003917

Step 2

You can find out what your financial aid award might be by using our Financial Aid Estimator. 

Step 3

You can check your financial aid status within MyBlugold CampS and provide any additional information requested.  All of your financial aid files must be complete before we can award any financial aid.
*Note: The federal government will select some students to complete a verification of their financial aid application. If you are selected, you will be contacted by UWEC and we will work closely with you to compile documents needed for verification.

Step 4

You will receive a financial aid award from UWEC. UWEC begins to award financial aid for incoming students who have completed applications in January. You will be sent a notification via email and you will be able to view the financial aid you were offered in CampS

Step 5

Review your financial aid package and decide to accept or decline any loans that were offered to you. 

Note: If you have military or veteran status, there are additional benefits and resources available to you.

When applying for financial aid as a returning student, you'll follow slightly different steps. These are outlined below.

Step 1

 In order to apply for financial aid as a returning student, you have two options. If you completed a FAFSA in the previous year, you can choose to simply renew your FAFSA with updated information or complete a new FAFSA.  If you do not have a FAFSA on file from the previous year, you will need to complete a new FAFSA. You can renew or apply as early as October 1st. The UWEC school code is: 003917

Step 2

You can check your financial aid status within CampS and provide any additional information requested.  Your financial aid file must be complete before you can be awarded financial aid.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The federal government will select some students to complete a verification of their financial aid application. If you are selected, you will be contacted by UWEC and we will work closely with you to compile documents needed for verification. 

Step 3

You will receive a financial aid award from UWEC. UWEC starts to award continuing students after spring semester grades have run. You will be sent a notification via email and you will be able to view the financial aid you were offered in CampS.

Step 4

Review your financial aid package and decide to accept or decline your loans.

Note: If you have military or veteran status, there are additional benefits and resources available to you.

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