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Journey Through Financial Aid: The University of Wisconsin System

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 www.fafsa.govCompleting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career school or graduate school

We provide more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds each year, but you have to complete the FAFSA to see if you can get any of that money.

TIP - IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows families to transfer data directly onto their FAFSA from the IRS Websit

Click here to explore how to plan and pay for your college education.


 College Goal Wisconsin is a statewide event that provides free information and assistance to families who are filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the federally required form for students seeking financial aid, such and grants and loans. Completing the FAFSA is the first and most important step in qualifying for aid.


State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

The Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) is the state agency responsible for the management and oversight of the state's student financial aid system for Wisconsin residents attending institutions of higher education. It also may enter into interstate agreements, such as remission of nonresident tuition.

HEAB administers programs of student financial aid, including grant, scholarship, and loan programs; tuition reciprocity agreements; and tuition capitation contracts.

 Wisconsin Education Fairs The Wisconsin Education Fair
is held annually in September at FHS. Attend the Financial Aid breakout session to learn more about paying for college.

 Your Money Your Life 

Managing money can be difficult. We would like to simplify the process.

This website was created by the U-M Office of Financial Aid to help college students gain a better understanding of their personal finances and offer steps to take to stay on track during their time on campus and after.  Basic information about budgeting, saving, investing and other key money management strategies are explored here.  There are also basic links and information to the financial aid process to assist students as they navigate the process of paying for higher education.

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