News

  • UWSP Financial Aid and Veteran Services to host a series of virtual webinars. Register for Live SP events at https://apply.uwsp.edu/portal/virtual-visits-point

    • May 17, 2022 - Completing your FA Tasks
    • August 16,2022 - How to Read my Student Bill
  • ​Fall 2022 New Students 

    Check Your USPS Mailbox! The first 2022-2023 financial aid offers were processed and sent to 2,045 prospective students on December 16!! We also sent a notification to your UWSP email address.

  • On April 6, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced an extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections through August 31, 2022.  For more information and resources, please visit StudentAid.gov/coronavirus

    Read "The Top 5 Warning Signs that May Signal A Student Loan Debt Relief Scam" or watch Student Loan Scams - 5 Warnings Signs on YouTube.


  • ​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. The financial aid appeal form for the 2022-2023 academic year will be available in May.

  • UWSP students and staff are being targeted by fake job offer scams. We have received several reports that students/staff are receiving emails inviting them to apply for a job. There are many different kinds of scams. Sometimes scammers impersonate instructors, advisors, etc. by offering a job to trick people into giving personal information. On the Federal Trade Commission FTC website, you can read more about a common scam targeting college students who are receiving fake checks. Also, never pay for help with your financial aid or student loans - Read more.

    As a reminder, scams are generic, unsolicited, and are often too good to be true. When in doubt, do your research for legitimacy. Students looking for part-time work either on or off campus can use Quest on the Campus Actvities and Student Engagement's (CASE) website.

    Also read: How to Spot Student Loan Repayment Scams

  • The 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to complete on October 1, 2021.  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. Additionally, if enrolling in the 2021-2022 academic year, if you haven't already done so, complete the 2021-2022 FAFSAA. 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!

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • ​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.