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Financial Aid

Helping you pay for your education

We understand that financial aid can be confusing for most students and their families. We are here to help. We hope you can find all of the information you need to guide you through applying for financial aid and what your next steps will be. If you are not finding the information you need, please don't hesitate to contact us. Your first step is to simply apply online with the FAFSA site. You will find step by step instructions below.

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Apply for financial aid

Here are the steps you need to take if you would like to apply for financial aid. Don't forget to apply early!

Apply now

How can I pay for college?

Not sure what your best options are? Find all of the information you need to evaluate your options and decide what is best.

Tell me more 


Accept/decline your award

Receive your award letter? Find out what steps you need to take in order to accept or decline your financial aid award package.

Here is how

Questions about loans?

The loans offered in your financial aid award can be confusing. Use the links below for additional information about the different types of loans to help you decide what is the best fit for you.

Financial aid award not enough?

Here are some additional loans that you may be able to apply for to help with your cost of attending UWEC. If you receive loans through financial aid, we recommend exploring those first and use these loans as additional funds if needed.

Grad Ready

Visit GradReady, this site explains student loans and provides great money-saving tips through videos and calculators, as well as resources to help you be real-world ready.

  • Learn about financial aid
  • Evaluate loan options
  • Create a Financing Plan
  • Consider debt-to-income scenarios
  • Establish an in-school budget 

Cash Course

Check out CashCourse, a designed specifically to offer a broad range of financial topics empowering the college-age student to make sound money management decisions. Topic areas include:

  • Financial Basics
  • Paying for College
  • College Life
  • The World of Work
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