Financial Aid

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Financial Aid office hours 

Monday - Friday, 7:45 am - 4:30 pm, closed on holidays.

Want to Meet with a Counselor?

Please see Appointments for more information

Receiving your Financial Aid and Refunds - how financial aid is paid to your
Payments and scholarship checks

Can be brought to the Student Billing Office (226 Rodli Hall). Please see Payment Information for more details.

Check your eSIS To Do List

Log in to eSIS ( to view your To Do List. Click on the item to see which department is requesting information. For financial aid items, check out our Verification page to learn what it is, download requested forms such as a Verification Worksheet, and information on how to submit requested Tax Data. We encourage students and families to submit requested documents to us by email (, fax (715-425-0708), or by the U.S. postal mail. Please remember to include your student ID number (begins with a "w") on all documents.

Complete Your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

You must complete a FAFSA every year if you are interested in receiving federal and state financial aid: FAFSA application. When applying for FAFSA, you should only use

  • Pay attention to the year's application! There may be two applications open at one time. 2023-2024 is for Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024
  • Applying for J-Term (Winter) or Summer Semester Financial Aid?
    You will need to submit a FAFSA for the corresponding academic year (example: 2022-2023 is for Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023) and then submit the UWRF J-Term or Summer aid form AFTER you have registered for your J-Term or Summer classes.
Avoid Financial Aid and IRS Scams

Check out StudentAid.Gov for Information on Avoiding Student Aid Scams. Additionally, check out their page on How to Avoid Student Loan Forgiveness Scams. Remember, you NEVER need to pay anything to apply for financial aid. Always contact our office directly if you have any questions regarding anything you receive by mail or email.

The IRS does NOT send unsolicited emails to the public or with content that includes sensitive information. If you receive any phishing or scam emails appearing to be from "IRS Online" or containing an attachment labeled "Tax Account Transcript" or something similar, please do not open the email. Either delete it or simply forward it (without opening) to If using an employer's computer, the IRS asks the employee to notify his or her company of the email. For more details from the IRS, please see Report Phishing and Online Scams.

New Student Orientation Handout

Check out the handout if you didn't get a chance to stop at our table during the resource fair.

Current Financial Aid News:

Federal Direct Loan Interest Rates for 2023-2024

The 2023-2024 Annual Interest Rates for the Federal Direct Loan Program will apply for loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2023 and before July 1, 2024. All interest rates shown in the chart are fixed rates. A fixed rate will not change for the life of the loan. For more information on Federal Loan rates and fees, please see

Loan Type

Borrower Type

Fixed Interest Rate

Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans



Direct Unsubsidized Loans

Graduate or Professional


Direct PLUS Loans

Parents and Graduate or Professional Students


Tuition and fee increases for 2023-2024

Financial aid offer letters from UWRF included an ESTIMATE of the 23-24 tuition and fee costs which were slightly less than was was approved by the Board of Regents. Please refer to your eSIS Billing Statement for your actual semester charges. You can view the updated cost of attendance used for the estimates at

Wisconsin Tuition Promise

This program is a new initiative launching in Fall 2023. Please see for more information on eligibility and program details.

UWRF Scholarships for the 2023 - 2024 school year
  • The UWRF Scholarship Application is now closed for most opportunities. Deadlines may vary, so it's important to review the specific details in the UW-River Falls Scholarship System. For more information, please see UWRF Scholarships.
  • Scholarships for the 2024-25 academic year will again be open for application in October 2023 to new students starting fall 2024 and in November for continuing students returning fall 2024.
Student Loan Debt Relief is Blocked

The Supreme Court issued a decision blocking the student debt relief plan. Visit to learn more about how this decision impacts you.

Deferment is Over - Prepare for Repayment
  1. Confirm your student loan servicer: (log in with your FSA ID)
  2. Explore repayment options: and choose the federal student loan repayment plan that's best for you,
Grad Ready


Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
P: 715-425-3141
F: 715-425-0708
Monday - Friday
7:45am - 4:30pm
133 Rodli Hall