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!
Cost of attendance and financial aid estimator
This tool is a form you fill out that 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: Find out your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
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: Use the financial aid calculator to get your estimated cost of attendance
Once you have your EFC, click the calculator icon below or use this link. The financial aid calculator will first ask you a few questions and calculate your estimated cost of attendance at UWEC.
Step 3: In the calculator, click to find your estimated financial aid award from UWEC
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:
- This is an ESTIMATE and not your actual financial aid award.
- You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for an actual award. The FAFSA is available at www.FAFSA.ed.gov
- Do not use EFC of 0 (zero) unless the above calculator state you should use 0 (zero).
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 fafsa.gov. Eligibility for any form of aid are based on filling out the FAFSA. Priority is given to students who complete the form by April 15.