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Financial Aid Information

This page will be updated periodically as new information regarding financial aid and scholarships is made available. The “Current Postings” link to the left will be updated approximately every two weeks and hard copies of that document will also be posted in Student Services. Please direct questions to Justine Hildebrandt.

Be sure to check the website of the post-secondary schools you are interested in for scholarship information. It can be found at UW Help

Minnesota/Wisconsin Reciprocity
Also, please be aware that the Minnesota/Wisconsin reciprocity agreement allows Wisconsin residents to attend Minnesota public universities at in-state tuition rates. 

Midwest Student Exchange Program
The Midwest Stuent Exchange Program (MSEP) is a tuition reduction program that makes attending out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable for non-resident students.
 

Scholarships

(compliments of UW Help)

There is a tremendous amount of information available on scholarships. Start your search early and contact the financial aid office at the UW campus you're considering attending for help answering any questions.

Start Searching  
Successfully locating, applying for, and receiving a scholarship will require time, energy, and patience. Begin your search early (for example, during your junior year in high school) and well in advance of any application deadlines.

Start at the local level. Listings of community scholarships are often available in high school guidance offices. Students with special talent in art, music, athletics, or a particular academic area should speak with their appropriate teacher or coach about possible scholarships with professional organizations they or their family belong to or are affiliated with. Scouting organizations, labor temples, religious organizations, ethnic clubs, or civic groups may have a scholarship competition or fund. Check with employers: In some instances, employees or children of employees can apply to private companies or organizations for scholarships.

Information Resources

While you’re searching for scholarships, contact the financial aid office at the campus you’re considering attending. Your campus may have a separate application that must be completed before you can be considered for a campus-based scholarship.

 

For more information about local and national resources to help you make decisions about financial aid, taxes and more click on the link below.

https://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/pay-for-college/financial-resources/

 

Searches for a Fee
Many companies promise to provide lists of scholarships for a fee. In some cases, you are paying for just a list of possible scholarships: some of which may be obsolete, impossible to locate, or limited to applicants who have very specific academic or personal characteristics. Or you may be paying for information that is available at no cost from your financial aid office or the Department of Education. Students and parents are encouraged to read the Federal Trade Commission's warning on scholarship scams.

Free Searches
Each of the following sites allows you to search for possible scholarships based on personal information. Once a posted application is complete, you can search for scholarships using different criteria.
College Express offers a searchable database that has over 200,000 available scholarships. The search is performed in two comprehensive scholarship databases.
CollegeBoard enables students to match their educational goals with internships, scholarships, and loans. It offers a wide variety of facts and tips to aid students when planning for college.
College Data uses a simple one-page profile with keyword search. The database is owned by First Financial Bank USA, an education lender.
Fast Web (Financial Aid Search through the Web) is a database of more than 270,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.
Scholarships.com has good coverage of awards. The database is available to undergraduate and graduate students.


Equal Educational Opportunities
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