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Admissions - Financial Aid and Paying for College
The purpose of this document is provide information on Financial Aid.
How do I pay for college?
We offer an excellent education at an affordable price. To be considered for financial assistance, complete the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We strongly encourage you to apply by March 15. Be sure to use UW-Parkside's financial aid code (005015) on the application. http://www.uwp.edu/admissions/paying.cfm Parkside is super affordable. However, if money's kind of tight you can apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA application online. Don't wait too long to do it, or the funds will run out!
If I enroll as a special/non-degree student can I still get financial aid?
You may qualify for aid depending on your intentions with your enrollment. We encourage you to call or stop in the Financial Aid office to talk about options as certain programs have restrictions on eligibility or have limited resources available. 262-595-2574 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is the Financial Aid Office located?
The Financial Aid Office is located in Wyllie D191.
How long will it take to receive my financial aid?
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid typically receives confirmation that a FAFSA has been completed within 1 week of the date the student applied. For financial aid to process the information, the student MUST be admitted to the University. If the student is admitted, he or she will be notified within a few weeks of either their financial aid eligibility, or any additional documentation financial aid may require.
Will I get my financial aid award before school starts?
Financial Aid is applied towards your bill approximately 10 days
prior to the first day of classes. If your financial aid award is more
than your fees, you may qualify for a "refund" of those excess funds.
Refunding occurs once your charges have been completely covered, and is
typically done the week before classes begin.
What does it mean if my FAFSA file has been selected for verification?
The U.S. Department of Education selects 1 in 3 students at random and requires our Financial Aid office to verify that the information on the FAFSA is accurate. THis does not mean that you completed the FAFSA incorrect, bu tinstead the system of checks and balances put in place by the Department of Education.