Financial Aid

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Lawton Grant application deadline extended

The Undergraduate Student Lawton Grant deadline is now June 30th, 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year. For more information, please see our Types of Aid page.

Federal Emergency Grant

All Federal Emergency Grant funds have been allocated to eligible students as of 6/8/2020.

The Financial Aid office remains OPEN during this period when classes are being conducted off-campus by alternate teaching methods, with a few exceptions:

1. Office personnel are available to respond to inquiries during regular office hours.
2. We are not accepting in-person appointments during this time.
3. We encourage students and families to submit requested documents to us by email ( or by the U.S. postal service. Please do not drop off documents in person.

If you have an emergency and need short-term funding, you can see if you qualify for the UWRF Emergency Grant or Loan.

The Financial Aid office will continue to make and update financial aid offers to current and future students, pay funds to students' accounts, and review satisfactory academic progress appeals. We are here to help you during this challenging period.

Please contact us at or 715-425-3141 with any questions.


Current Financial Aid News:


  • IMPORTANT: Please delete the email you may have received recently, but was dated January 01, 2020. This email looks like it was from the UW-River Falls Financial Aid office but it is a SPAM email.
  • Financial Aid Parent Orientation Session June 2019
  • Complete your FAFSA: If you are interested in receiving federal and state financial aid you must complete a FAFSA application.
    • The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available as of October 1, 2019!
    • The 2019-2020 FAFSA is still available if you have not yet applied
  • The 2020-2021 scholarship application is now open to Incoming 2020 Freshman and current UWRF students. Deadline dates for certain scholarship opportunities may vary, so please refer to the UW-River Falls scholarship system for deadlines. Apply for UWRF Scholarships through the UW-River Falls Scholarship System. Sign in using your UWRF W# and password. Complete your simple online general scholarship application and review all recommended scholarship opportunities and "Apply" with the click of a button!
  • IMPORTANT for students and families: You should ONLY use when applying for financial aid.
    Be aware that you may receive information from other organizations including one called Student Financial Resource Center (SFRC). These organizations are not affiliated with the university and do not have our permission nor our endorsement to contact you. 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.
  • New to FAFSA: As of May 10, 2015, the Federal Student Aid PIN has been replaced with the FSA ID. To learn more about the FSA ID and how to create this ID, please visit The Federal Student Aid webpage.
  • Submitting IRS tax information to UW-River Falls for your financial aid: 
    If you received a Verification Missing Information Email, visit our Submit Verification Documents page to view instructions on submitting your IRS tax information to UW-River Falls.
  • External Scholarships:
    • If you have received an External Scholarship Check please submit the check to the UWRF Student Billing Office, 215 North Hall.
    • Federal regulations require financial aid offices to include all outside funding in student aid awards. Utilize the Outside Resource Notification Form to promptly notify us of any outside resources you receive.
  • IRS WARNS of NEW EMAIL SCAM: Fraudulent emails have been sent out and appear to be sent from "IRS Online." The email could contain an attachment labeled "Tax Account Transcript," or something similar. The IRS does not send unsolicited emails to the public or emails with sensitive information. IRS asks to not open the email and to delete it or forward the email to If using an employer's computer, the IRS asks the employee to notify his or her company of the email.
  • It has been brought to our attention that someone pretending to be from the IRS is calling UWRF college students stating that the student owes a "college tax." This is a SCAM. The IRS does NOT call anyone to tell them they owe specific taxes. We advise students not to  answer these calls and certainly do not give out any personal information. If you have questions, please contact our office.
  • 18-19 Money Matters Presentation: Financial Aid and Billing information.
  • Journey through Financial Aid:  An introduction to understanding and obtaining financial aid, for prospective college and university students.
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Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
P: 715-425-3141
F: 715-425-0708
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
133 Rodli Hall