Applying for Financial Aid
- Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to list UW-Stevens Point's school code, 003924, as a recipient of your information. There is no deadline to apply for financial aid, however, applying early is your best assurance of receiving aid when you need it. See Financial Aid's Dates and Deadlines. You can receive help filing your FAFSA by attending College Goal Wisconsin, an event that provides free information and assistance to families who are filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- After you submit the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) with the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The SAR includes the information you provided on the FAFSA to review for accuracy and make corrections if necessary. Your aid eligibility is determined by subtracing the EFC from the cost of attending UW-Stevens Point, including tuition and fees, room and board, and other personal expenses.
- Respond and complete all requests from the Financial Aid Office. Additional information may be required before you can receive a financial aid award. For instance, some FAFSA applications are selected to be verified by the Department of Education. Return all verification materials to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible to avoid any delays in processing your application.
- Once all your requirements/checklists are completed, you will receive an email notification with details of your financial aid award and the steps you need to complete to receive it. It is important that you read all financial aid information provided to ensure you understand the terms of your offer.
Disbursement of funds to student accounts begins 10 days prior to each term and/or the start of your first course and typically occurs daily thereafter. Books are under text rental and included in your university fees therefore no special provisions are made for Pell-eligible students to receive their rental books and supplies. Should you decide to opt out of text rental, please contact the Financial Aid Office.