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Welcome New and Transfer Students!

Are you considering going to college or transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) and looking forward to all the new experiences, making friends, and preparing for your future? We know that paying for your college education can be stressful and even confusing. Our team is here to help you navigate the process and assist you with any questions you may have in making your education affordable.

INVEST IN YOURSELF. BECOME A POINTER.

As a new student, you are eligible for several financial aid opportunities at the UWSP. The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) considered for federal, state, and institutional financial aid. In order to receive a financial aid offer, you must be admitted to UWSP. Admission information is available on the Office of Admissions website.

The Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Services administers federal, state, private, and institutional aid. A good place to begin is by understanding the various types and sources of financial assistance (view our Types of Aid tab) as well as the cost of attending the University. Additionally, we've created a financial aid brochure, FAFSA completion tips, and financial aid checklist for you to use to assist you in the financial aid process.

The FAFSA determines your eligibility for grants, loans, work-study, and any need-based scholarships. Some financial aid funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so it is important to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st each year. The filing deadline for priority consideration is May 1st each year. View our Dates and Deadlines webpage for more information and important financial aid dates. Be sure to activate and be checking your UWSP email address as this is how we will mostly be communicating with you. Already received your financial aid offer? Financial aid offers can vary from school to school, use this worksheet to compare your financial aid offers.



Transfering to UWSP? Add our Federal School Code (003924) to your FAFSA!

As a transfer student, if you are transferring mid-year, it is best that you notify the financial aid office at your current institution that you will be transferring to the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. If you have already filed the appropriate year's FAFSA, you may simply add UWSP's federal school code to your FAFSA so we can receive your application. Click on the green login button to "add a school" and follow the instructions. UWSP's Federal School Code is 003924.

Please note that student financial aid does not directly transfer between schools. Instead, UWSP will recalculate your eligibility from scratch based on the information on your FAFSA and the availability of funds remaining. Certain types of government aid are portable, while campus-based aid such as Federal Work-Study is not. In addition, any money awarded by the institution from its own funds will not transfer. Oftentimes, transfer students, especially mid-year transfers, may qualify for less financial aid than first-time and continuing students.
 
If you are transferring in the middle of the academic year, the amount of federal student aid for which you are eligible will be reduced by the amount of federal student aid you received at the previous school. There are cost of attendance caps on the amount of federal student aid you can receive. Based on the cost of each institution, for instance, if UWSP is much less expensive than the previous school, the amount of financial aid you can receive might be reduced. Keep your current university informed about your intent to transfer. Any university will be within its rights to withhold official transcripts if you have unpaid bills. This could make it difficult for you to transfer your credits to UWSP.
 
The online FAFSA has space for you to list up to ten school codes. To send your FAFSA information to UWSP, list our school code in one of the ten fields. If all ten fields are filled, replace one of them our school code. It may take a week or two for us to receive the data from your FAFSA and communicate with you. Be sure to submit any supplemental forms required by us in a timely manner.

It is our hope that you will find the information on our financial aid website helpful. If you have any questions, please visit our visit our frequently asked questions, browse our website, call us at (715) 346-4771, or email us at finaid@uwsp.edu.

On behalf of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, we look forward to welcoming you to the Pointer family!


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