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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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.
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.
Schedule an Appointment
Although our front desk team can answer most questions, our advisors are happy sit down with students and families for a 30 minute appointment.
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.
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?
Federal Direct & Private Loans
Oversees the overall administration of the Federal Direct Loan program as well as the certification of private student loan.
Federal Work Study
Oversees the administration of the Federal Work Study program, including managing approved off-campus employers.
Related Campus Resources
- Bursar's Office
- Campus Area Housing
Child Care Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP)
Provides financial assistance to income eligible UW-Madison student parents (not UW employees or postdocs) for their child care expenses.
- Dean of Students
- International Academic Programs (Study Abroad)
- McBurney Disability Resource Center
- Office of Admissions & Recruitment
- Office of the Registrar
- Parent & Family Program
Undocumented Student Resources
This page has been compiled by the Undocumented Student Task Force led by the Multicultural Student Center (MSC). The Undocumented Students task-force consists of campus partners, faculty, staff, and community liaisons. The task-force focuses on awareness and advocacy, student services, research, policy and procedures, and community partnerships in order to better serve DACA/undocumented students at UW-Madison.
University Health Services (UHS)
Provides basic medical, mental health, and preventative services to students.
- University Housing
- Veteran Services & Military Assistance
Federal Student Aid
An office of the U.S. Department of Education.
Federal Student Loans
The Federal Student Aid portal for federal loans, including entrance counseling, Master Promissory Notes (MPN), applications for PLUS and GradPLUS Loan, etc.
Salt is a free financial literacy and wellness tool dedicated to helping you plan for, pay for, and repay the cost of your degree while preparing you for a successful financial future. UW-Madison students can activate their FREE membership which allows access to member-only features.
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.
- Food Assistance
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The annual application for federal, state, and institutional financial aid.
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.
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.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
The U.S. Dept of Education’s (ED’s) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs.
NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.
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
Richard Dilly Tax Center Details:
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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)