Your responsibility in applying for financial aid

  1. Set up an FSA ID if you've not yet done so
  2. Complete your FAFSA online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov
  3. CUW federal school code: 003842

Note: One out of three applicants are randomly selected for Federal Verification. If this is the case, you will be asked to complete a Verification Form, available online. You must complete and return this form with SIGNED copies of both the student's and parent's Federal Tax Return Transcripts. These can be obtained via the IRS, or by completing the IRS data retrieval process on your FAFSA. Aid cannot be awarded until this requirement is met.

Financial Aid Office Responsibilities:

  • Determine your eligibility for a Pell Grant
  • Determine your eligibility for a WI Tuition Grant (if you are a WI resident)
  • Award scholarships that you have received
  • Award CUW grants for which you are eligible
  • Indicate your eligibility for borrowing a Direct Federal Student Loan
  • Determine your eligibility for a Federal Work Study

Alternative Sources:

  • Employer reimbursement – check with employer.
  • Federal Veterans Benefits – Certificates of Eligibility can be obtained from the Federal Veteran Administration Offices. Click here for more information.