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. Current UWRF students may apply for scholarships on November 15, 2019. 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 usehttps://fafsa.gov 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.