Access to your specific financial aid information can be found through your MyUW Student Center.

If you are requesting student-specific information, please make sure to have ready/include the student's Campus ID Number.

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Madison, WI 53715-1382

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Holiday Week

Monday 7/1 – Wednesday 7/3
10 am – 2 pm

Thursday 7/4 & Friday 7/5

Summer Hours

Monday – Friday
9 am – 4 pm

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Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4 pm

(In-person AND virtual services)

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Schedule an Appointment

Current UW Madison students may schedule appointments using Starfish. Prospective students and all others will need to call our office to schedule.

Call 608.262.3060

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Meet Our Team

The Office of Student Financial Aid takes great pride in our commitment to position students at the center of our “Forward Focus.” Learn more about us and how we can help you.

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Release of Information

OSFA follows federal guidance of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and encourages students to complete the release of information request before any third party inquires about a student’s record.

Visit Campus Office Hours

Our advisors hold office hours at various locations across campus - check out the UW Events Calendar for upcoming locations and times.

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Request Outreach

We're interested in collaborating with campus and community partners who seek to provide educational opportunities to residents of the state of Wisconsin. How can we assist in your efforts?


Related Campus Resources

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Bursar's Office

Student tuition accounts -assessment, billing & refunds


Perkins & Institutional Loans


International Academic Programs (Study Abroad)

Collaborates with academic units to develop and deliver high-quality study abroad programs that foster students’ academic, personal, & professional growth.


McBurney Disability Resource Center

Provides students with disabilities various services and campus resources for success.


Off-Campus Housing Services

UW-Madison’s official source for off-campus housing.

Office of Admissions & Recruitment

Assists prospective undergraduates in the admission process.


Office of Child Care and Family Resources

Provides parenting resources and child care financial assistance to income eligible students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree through the Child Care Assistance Program (CCTAP), the Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) grant, and a reduced rate backup child care program.


Office of the Registrar

Provides essential enrollment, curricular, and student record services to students and the campus community.


Office of Student Assistance & Support

When students are lost, have questions, or don’t know where to go, OSAS are here to help them find answers and get support.


Parent & Family Program

Helps parents and families stay connected to campus and serves as your ongoing resource throughout your studentʼs college career.

877.262.3977 (toll free)

Student Loan Servicing

Works alongside the Bursar’s Student Loan Office to help in repayment of Perkins, Institutional, and Short-Term student loans.


Loan Worksheet for Deferment or Forbearance

UW-Madison Online

The flexible online format lets you create a program that fits into your life—around your goals, your ambitions, your work, your family. Dedicated coaches and advisors help you remove borders, boundaries and barriers throughout your student journey.

Call or text 608.400.7459

Undocumented/DACA Student Resources

Dean of Students, Supporting DACA Recipients

Center for DREAMers, UW Law School
The Center for DREAMers empowers DACAmented students to achieve their higher education goals in Wisconsin through access to culturally responsive legal representation, social services, and educational and career services.

University Health Services (UHS)

Provides basic medical, mental health, and preventative services to students.


University Housing

Operates 19 residence halls, 3 apartment communities, and 7 dining facilities around campus.


Veteran Services & Military Assistance

Processes military benefits while providing support to veteran students.


Other Resources

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Federal Student Aid (FSA)

An office of the U.S. Department of Education.  The way all FSA customers, including students, parents, borrowers, schools, and partners, interact with and manage the programs administered by Federal Student Aid.

1.800.4.FED.AID (1.800.433.3243)

Financial Wellness

A free financial wellness tool that offers videos, quizzes, and personalized budgets to help students and alumni find financial success. Learn about paying for college, money management, and real world finance through module-based learning and earn badges as you go. The more you know – the less you’ll owe!

Look Forward to Your Future – Wisconsin

This resource, provided by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), has information aimed towards helping students and their families plan ahead for higher education. It includes financial resources & planning, checklists to help you get ready, as well as links to state and federal loan resources.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The annual application for federal, state, and institutional financial aid.

1.800.4.FED.AID (1.800.433.3243)

Heartland ECSI

UW-Madison contracts with Heartland Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) for the billing and electronic processing of payments on your campus based loan, Perkins and other Institutional loans.

Student Loan Office – Bursar

Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB)

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


Loan Repayment Assistance

UW–Madison has partnered with Ascendium Education Solutions® and its Repayment Support team to answer your federal student loan questions, navigate repayment, and help you find and implement an affordable repayment plan. Because there are scams and fraudsters taking advantage of students, we want to make sure you know Ascendium is a trusted resource for you.

There’s absolutely no cost to you, and you can confidently talk with them to get help!

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT

Tax Assistance

As a U.S. Citizen, you can have your taxes (Federal & State) prepared for FREE at the Richard Dilly Tax Center every year from late January through April. This FREE service is targeted to low-income, elderly and/or people with disabilities, but their is no income qualification to receive assistance.

608.283.1261 or 608.224.3722

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Tenant Resource Center

A nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to promoting positive relations between rental housing consumers (tenants) and providers (landlords) throughout Wisconsin.

UW-Madison Campus Office: 608.216.2321
333 East Campus Mall, Room 3156

Main Office: 608.257.0006
1202 Williamson Street, Suite 102, Madison

WI Dept of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

If you have a disability that makes it hard for you to find or keep a job and you need DVR services to deal with your disability limitations.