How Aid Is Determined
Most financial aid is based on the financial "need" or ability of your family to contribute toward the cost of higher education. Your family's income, assets, number of family members in college, and other factors are considered. You will not know if you are eligible for grants, loans or other aid unless you apply. It's well worth the effort!
Free Financial Aid Need Estimator
Determine your eligibility for federal financial aid based on both your expected family contribution and the costs of attending specific institutions using ACT's Financial Aid Need Estimator.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
To get the facts on federal student aid, programs, eligibility, and how to apply, consult Funding Your Education sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. You will need to fill out the "Free Application for Student Aid" (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 for the following fall enrollment. For most colleges, you only need to fill out one form to apply for federal, state, and campus-based financial assistance. A listing of the forms required for each state financial aid program is located at the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board.
Other Aid Available
You can find other information on state financial aid for the technical colleges and an extensive list of Wisconsin financial aid programs at the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board, or visit our complete list of Grants, Loans and Other Aid Programs.
Contact information for college Financial Aid Departments.