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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! This page provides information on 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 by phone at 715-836-3000 or by email at blugoldcentral@uwec.edu.

For all UW-Eau Claire campuses, the FAFSA Federal School Code is 003917.

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View the steps you need to take to apply for financial aid. And, don't forget to apply early!

Be sure that you list UW-Eau Claire as one of your college choices. For all UW-Eau Claire campuses, the FAFSA Federal School Code is 003917.

Learn how to apply for financial aid

Not sure what your best options are for paying for college? Evaluate your options and decide what is best for you and your family.

Learn about the options for paying for college

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

Learn how to accept or decline your award

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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