FAFSA, The Frenzy, and Special Circumstances

FAFSA & the Frenzy

October 1st is a big day at the Office of Student Financial Aid each year – it’s the day next year’s FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available to complete and submit!

To help you get it submitted, we’ll be hosting another fall filled with FAFSA Frenzy events at locations around campus.  Most Fridays (and one Monday) from 12 – 2 pm, you can find our team ready to help you get through your 2022-23 FAFSA.

Bring your laptop if you can, otherwise we’ll have a few available to use.  We’ll bring our team of experts to help you through the FAFSA and answer your financial aid questions.

Oh, and lunch is provided!

FAFSA Frenzy events are open to ALL students. More information about FAFSA Frenzy and community support can be found online www.financialaid.wisc.edu/frenzy. Or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to get regular updates on upcoming events.

If you can’t make a FAFSA Frenzy event, the OSFA team of experts is also available to help during our “Drop In Office Hours” held around campus or by scheduling a one-on-one appointment (in-person or virtual) through the Starfish tool in your MyUW portal.

Make your goal to have your 2022-23 FAFSA submitted by our December 1, 2021 priority date!

Have things changed?

The 2022-23 FAFSA will be based on your 2020 federal tax information.  We know a lot has happened to our students and their families financially in the last many months – so we can appreciate that the income you’re reporting on that FAFSA may no longer be accurate.  You can let our team know of your special circumstances and we may be able to use that new information as a professional judgement and adjust your eligibility for financial aid.  Read more about special circumstances and professional judgement on our website, https://financialaid.wisc.edu/applying/#SpecialCircumstance.

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