Contact

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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pin drop location icon333 E Campus Mall, #9701
Madison, WI 53715-1382

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Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fridays
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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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.

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Schedule an Appointment

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

Call 608.262.3060

Financial aid administrator talking to a student.

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?

uwcrest_web_sm_shadoFederal Direct & Private Loans

Oversees the overall administration of the Federal Direct Loan program as well as the certification of private student loans.

608.262.4987

directloans@finaid.wisc.edu

uwcrest_web_sm_shadoStudent Employment

Oversees the administration of the Federal Work Study program, including managing approved off-campus employers, as well as the online Student Jobs website – a searchable database of available on- and off-campus student jobs.

608.262.5627

student.employment@finaid.wisc.edu

uwcrest_web_sm_shadoStudent Loan Servicing

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

608.263.7100

sls2@finaid.wisc.edu

Loan Worksheet for Deferment or Forbearance

Related Campus Resources

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Bursar's Office

Student tuition accounts -assessment, billing & refunds

608.262.3611
tuition@bussvc.wisc.edu

Perkins & Institutional Loans

608.262.1791
stuloans@bussvc.wisc.edu

www.bursar.wisc.edu

Campus Area Housing

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

608.263.2452
campusareahousing@uwmad.wisc.edu
campusareahousing.wisc.edu

Dean of Students

Supports success by serving students.

608.263.5700
dean@studentlife.wisc.edu
students.wisc.edu/doso/

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.

608.265.6329
peeradvisor@studyabroad.wisc.edu
www.studyabroad.wisc.edu

McBurney Disability Resource Center

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

608.263.2741
mcburney@studentlife.wisc.edu
mcburney.wisc.edu

Office of Admissions & Recruitment

Assists prospective undergraduates in the admission process.

608.262.3961
onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu
www.admissions.wisc.edu 

Office of Child Care and Family Resources

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.

608.265.4060
https://occfr.wisc.edu/cctapinfo.htm

FREE Membership – Care.com

Care.com offers a database of qualified providers that fit the unique care needs of your family: child care, elder care, house work, and pet care.

To be eligible for this free membership, you must be a current UW-Madison student, staff or faculty. If you are interested, please take the survey below.  You will need your wisc.edu email address and student or employee ID to complete the registration. You will be contacted within 7 days with further instructions, if you qualify.

https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7PPol0Gw1WmIYUB

Office of the Registrar

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

608.262.3811
registrar@em.wisc.edu
registrar.wisc.edu

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)
608.262.3977
parent@uwmad.wisc.edu
parent.wisc.edu

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.

msc.wisc.edu/undocumented-student-resources/

University Health Services (UHS)

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

608.265.5600
www.uhs.wisc.edu

University Housing

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

608.262.2522
info@housing.wisc.edu
housing.wisc.edu

Veteran Services & Military Assistance

Processes military benefits while providing support to veteran students.

608.265.4628
veterans@wisc.edu
veterans.wisc.edu

Other Resources

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Federal Student Aid

An office of the U.S. Department of Education.

1.800.4.FED.AID (1.800.433.3243)
www.studentaid.ed.gov

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.

1.800.4.FED.AID (1.800.433.3243)
www.studentloans.gov

Financial Wellness

GradReady

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!

wisc.gradready.com

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.

http://lookforwardwi.gov/

CashCourse – Your Real-Life Money Guide

Provided by the National Endowment for Financial Education, this resource allows students to create a FREE account to take online financial education courses, use customizable financial tools such as worksheets, budget wizards, quizzes, and calculators, and to keep a personal dashboard to track their progress.

https://www.cashcourse.org/

Food Assistance

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)
www.fafsa.gov

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.

https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/signIn

Student Loan Office – Bursar
608.262.1791
stuloans@bussvc.wisc.edu
http://bussvc.wisc.edu/bursar/slmenu.html

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.

608.267.2206
HEABmail@wi.gov
http://www.heab.state.wi.us/index.html

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

Richard Dilly Tax Center Details:
http://dane.uwex.edu/files/2010/06/4-fold-2017-Vita-Brochure.pdf

Financial Education Center:
http://dane.uwex.edu/family-living/financial-education-center/

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

http://www.tenantresourcecenter.org/

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.

608.266.1133
dvr@dwd.wisconsin.gov
https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/