By completing the FAFSA, you will be considered for various types of financial aid from several sources.
Gift "Free" Aid
Students must apply online for UW-Madison scholarships through Scholarships@UW-Madison. Scholarships can also come from outside and private sources.
Available from both the Federal and State governments as well as UW-Madison for undergraduate students working towards a first bachelor degree. General eligibility is based on your financial need. Grants do not need to be repaid.
A federal student aid program that provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school to help pay your education expenses.
Even if your are not offered Federal Work Study, UW-Madison and the surrounding community are full of opportunities for students to work. Our online Job Center is updated daily with new opportunities, both on and off campus.
A federal student loan, made through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, for which eligible students and parents borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education at participating schools, like UW-Madison.
A variety of loans offered by and repaid to UW-Madison.
Non-federal, private educational loans are offered by a lender such as a bank or credit union.