News

  • ​If you or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. If you have not already done so, complete the FAFSA questions as instructed on the application (including the transfer of tax return and income information), submit your FAFSA form, then complete the Financial Aid Appeal form.

  • NEW Technology Security Alert

    On April 12, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warns postsecondary institution students and staff of impersonation email scam. Read more

  • $500 Tuition Credit Opportunity for Certified Health Students

    ​Please see the Student Guide for more information or download the Tuition Reimbursement Form for your employer to complete! All forms must be turned into Student Financial Services - Bursar's Office no later than March 31, 2021. 

  • Starting with the 2021-2022 academic year, students are required to complete an Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment (ASLA) before any federal loans are paid to students. All borrowers accepting a federal loan must complete this acknowledgment: Subsidized/Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans, PLUS Loans for graduate/professional students, and PLUS Loans for parent borrowers. Borrowers with prior loans will acknowledge they understand how much they owe and how much more they can borrow. Borrowers who have yet to receive their first loan disbursement will acknowledge an understanding of the responsibility of borrowing and repaying loans. Go to https://studentaid.gov/asla/ to log in with an FSA ID and complete the requirement. This does not replace Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note requirements.

  • Free Student Loan Debt Hotline for Wisconsin Borrowers: 833-589-0750

    This new Wisconsin Student Loan Help Hotline was created in partnership with the Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt and Ascendium Education Solutions.  The Wisconsin Student Loan Help Hotline dedicated toll free number 833-589-0750 has been created to help student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Students who advance in academic standing after completing a term (ex. Reaching 30 credits or greater or 60 credits or greater) may contact our office to request a review and possible increase in Direct Loan funding. 

  • IMPORTANT

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will be physically closed until further notice. We are still currently available by email and phone.

    Should you have questions regarding your financial aid, we recommend first logging in to your accesSPoint to access tasks that you may still need to submit, and any aid offered to you.

    We encourage you to mail or fax required documents; we never recommend emailing documents that contain personal information. If you have questions, we encourage you to review the information provided on our website or submit them via email to finaid@uwsp.edu. We will continue to respond to your questions and to process paperwork as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Notices

    Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) notices have been sent out to students who have failed to meet the required standards.  Students who receive financial aid must maintain SAP in order to continue to receive financial aid. It is possible to appeal this using our online form but it must be completed (with a subsequent decision provided) before the last day of the term in which you are enrolled.  Appeals received after this time will not be accepted and will result in the student's loss of financial aid eligibility for that term. SAP is evaluated at the end of each academic term. 


  • The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available to complete on October 1, 2019.  This is a free application – it is not necessary to pay to complete this.  Be aware, there are organizations that are charging a fee to complete it. Also, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships can help you with any questions you may have about completing the FAFSA.  We are happy to assist you!

  • SCAM ALERT: To be eligible for federal student aid, male citizens and male immigrants residing in the U.S. aged 18 through 25 are required to register with the Selective Service System, with limited exceptions.  The government website used to register is: www.sss.gov/Registration-Info/Who-Registration . There is no fee associated with this.

    Avoid this website https://www.selectiveservicenumber.org/ to register.  This is not a government website and appears to charge students to complete selective service registration. Again, there is no fee to register.

  • ​College Budget Planner is available to students and parents. 

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Financial Aid News

In Spring 2015, the federal government is implementing a new login process for student and borrower-based websites, including FAFSA on the Web, NSLDS Student Access, and StudentLoans.gov. A new Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID will replace the PIN as ​the process by which individuals authenticate their identity to access their federal student aid information. This FSA ID will be comprised of a user-selected username and password. Existing users will be able to link their PIN information to the FSA ID. This change is critical to comply with new security requirements and industry best practices.
View your myPoint Financial Aid Award and Status regarding award information and your Detailed Account Information for disbursements and refund information.

Has your FAFSA been selected for Verification?
If so, please complete this process promptly to ensure you receive a financial aid award in a timely manner.

Avoid Financial Aid Scams
Never pay a fee to determine whether you are eligible for financial aid. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the only application form used by UWSP to determine financial aid eligibility. Likewise, reputable scholarship organizations do not charge a fee to determine your eligibility. Feel free to visit http://careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch/ for a free nationwide scholarship search. For more information about financial aid scams, visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/scams

College Budget Planner is available to students and parents.