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The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available December 31, 2023 to complete. This is later than normal due to several anticipated changes to the application. Once available, please feel free to contact Financial Aid and Veteran Services for assistance with completing the FAFSA. Stay tuned to studentaid.gov for more information.
Student Loan Repayment Restarts After Covid Payment Pause
Students will have their first payment due in October 2023. Log in to studentaid.gov to review your loan total, loan servicer information, and interest rates. 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.
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 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) is still available to complete. 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. The Financial Aid
and Veteran Services Office can help you with any questions you may have about
completing the FAFSA. We are happy to assist you!
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 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 Activities and Student Engagement's (CASE) website.
Also read: How to Spot Student Loan Repayment Scams
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.
College Budget Planner is available to students and parents.