UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Financial Aid

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IMPORTANT:
  • Selected for Verification and have items on your eSIS To Do List? We encourage students and families to submit requested documents to us by email (finaid@uwrf.edu), fax (715-425-0708), or by the U.S. postal mail. You may also drop off copies of your documents in person (133 Rodli Hall). Please remember to include your student ID number (begins with a "w") on all documents.
  • Payments and scholarship checks can be brought to the Student Billing Office (215 North Hall). Please see Payment Information for more details.
  • Please see our Payments and Disbursements page for more information about semester financial aid disbursements and refunds.
  • If you have an emergency and need short-term funding, you can see if you qualify for the UWRF Emergency Grant or Loan.

Current Financial Aid News:

 
  • UWRF Scholarships for the 2023 - 2024 school year
    The application for scholarships opens October 3 for new students starting Fall 2023 and November 15 for continuing students.
    Most scholarships have a deadline of February 1, 2023, but dates may vary, so it's important to review the scholarship's specific details in the UW-River Falls Scholarship System. For more information, please see UWRF Scholarships.
    Please note study abroad scholarships and Graduate Counseling scholarships have different application cycles - all eligible students can begin applying for these October 3, 2022. Check out the UWRF Scholarship Portal and search for "Study Abroad" or "Graduate Counseling" for details on each of the scholarships. 
     
  • Student Loan Debt Relief Is Blocked
    Courts have issued orders blocking the student debt relief program. As a result, at this time, applications are not being accepted. If you've already applied, your application will be held. Subscribe and check back at Ed.Gov for updates (https://www.ed.gov/subscriptions). StudentAid.Gov will post information as soon as further updates are available.

    On August 24, 2022, President Biden announced the Student Debt Relief Plan. For more information and updates, please see the following sites through StudentAid.gov:
     
  • Wisconsin Tuition Promise
    This program is a new initiative launching in Fall 2023. Please see https://www.wisconsin.edu/tuition-promise/ for more information on eligibility and program details.
     
  • Federal Direct Loan Interest Rates for 2022-2023:
    • The 2022-2023 Annual Interest Rates for the Federal Direct Loan Program will apply for loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2022 and before July 1, 2023. 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 https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans/interest-rates.
    • Loan Type

      Borrower Type

      Fixed Interest Rate

      Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

      Undergraduate

      4.99%

      Direct Unsubsidized Loans

      Graduate or Professional

      6.54%

      Direct PLUS Loans

      Parents and Graduate or Professional Students

      7.54%

  • Complete your FAFSA: If you are interested in receiving federal and state financial aid you must complete a FAFSA application.
    • When completing the FAFSA, please pay attention to the academic year's application you are submitting. Currently, there are two FAFSA applications available, the 2022 - 2023 FAFSA (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 and Summer 2023) and the 2023 - 2024 FAFSA (Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 and Summer 2024). When applying for J-Term or Summer financial aid, you will also need to submit the UWRF J-Term or Summer aid form. Please note you will need to register for your J-Term or Summer classes BEFORE filling out the J-Term or Summer aid form.
    • When applying for financial aid, you should ONLY use https://fafsa.gov.
  • 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 phishing@irs.gov. 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.
     
  • 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.
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Contact Us

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