Useful Links

Student and Parent Resources from WASFAA

Financial Aid Application

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • Federal Student Aid application.

Federal School Code List

  • The Federal School Code List contains the unique codes assigned by the Department of Education for schools participating in the Title IV federal student aid programs. Students can enter these codes on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) t

Federal Student Aid PIN Web site

  • Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online.

Federal Student Aid

  • Federal Student Aid Gateway—the source for free information, guidance and tools for federal student assistance—from the U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid.

U.S. Department of Education

  • The mission of the Department of Education is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

College Goal Wisconsin

  • College Goal Wisconsin is a national event that provides free information and assistance to families who are filling out the FAFSA

Wisconsin Aid Programs

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.

Wisconsin Covenant

  • The Wisconsin Covenant was created to inspire young people to plan early for a successful high-school career that will lead to higher education.

Fund For Wisconsin Scholars

  • The Fund for Wisconsin Scholars provides grants that open the door to a better world, helping ensure that higher education is accessible and affordable, and that degree completion is achieved.

Talent Incentive Program Grants (TIP)

  • The Talent Incentive Program Grant provides grant assistance to the most needy and educationally disadvantaged resident students attending eligible colleges and universities in the State of Wisconsin.

DVR Training Grant

  • WI Department of Workforce Development

Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs (WEOP)

  • WEOP’s mission is to prepare youth and adults to pursue higher educational opportunities by providing college and career readiness programs, resources, and support.

Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

  • WASFAA provide resources and events to promote and provide quality administration of financial aid programs in Wisconsin's postsecondary institutions

Student Loans

Federal student loans are awarded based on completing the FAFSA. Private student loans come from lending institutions.

  • The source for information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage your student loans.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

  • The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid.

Repayment Plans

  • Generally, you'll have from 10 to 25 years to repay your loan, depending on which repayment plan you choose.

Repayment Calculators

  • There are several repayment plans: standard, extended, graduated, and income contingent.

Deferment and Forbearance

  • Options to postpone payment on a loan, temporarily stop making payments on your loan, temporarily make smaller payments, or extend the time for making payments.

Federal Loan Ombudsman Group

  • The Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group is where individuals can turn after trying other ways to resolve a federal student aid dispute.

Financial Literacy


  • The U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

Money Smart WI

  • Designed to help better manage financies and provide awareness of financial education programs available.

National Endowment for Financial Education

  • Provides financial education and practical information to people at all financial stages.

U.S. Department of the Treausry

  • The Financial Literacy and Education Commission

Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Site

  • A one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.

College Preparation

Mapping Your Future

  • Mapping Your Future is your free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information.

College Navigator

  • National Center for Education Statistics data

Federal Student Aid: Preparing for Your Education

  • Education beyond high school can give you choices that may not otherwise be possible, open doors to better paying positions, and give you the opportunity to do the things you enjoy most.


  • provides middle schoolers to adults extensive information on the value of continuing education and how to prepare.

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