News

  • PELL Grant Census Date: Read carefully if you are a recipient of the Federal Pell Grant. The amount of the Federal Pell Grant that you will receive is directly related to your enrollment status at the time of disbursement (full-time, three quarter-time, half-time, or less than half-time).

    Federal Pell Grant regulations require our office to confirm your enrollment at that single point in time during the semester - called the Pell Census. In the past, this census was always done the end of the fourth week of classes each semester. Beginning Fall 2017, the Pell Census will occur at the end of the 10th day of classes. For Spring 2018, we will be confirming your enrollment at 11:59 pm on Friday, February 2.

    If your enrollment status changes after this time, even increasing your credit load from half-time to full-time, the Pell Grant amount will not be adjusted. If you have any questions, please contact our office. 

  • Notice: We’ve been notified that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS-DRT) is currently unavailable. The IRS is working on the issue. Unfortunately, we do not know when it will become available. For those whose FAFSA has been selected for verification, an IRS transcript may be used to complete this process.  You may request a transcript at: https://www.irs.gov/ under “Tools”, “Get A Tax Transcript.” For more information, read NASFAA's communication.

  • ​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.