UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Financial Aid

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IMPORTANT:
  • Summer Hours: The Financial Aid office is open Monday - Thursday, 7:45 am - 4:30 pm and Friday 7:45 am - Noon. Please contact us at 715-425-3141 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
  • 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:

 

 

  • 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.
    • The 2022-2023 FAFSA is NOW available for the fall 2022 - spring 2023 academic year.
  • The 2022-2023 scholarship application is now closed. The deadline to apply for most scholarships was February 1, 2022. Deadline dates for certain scholarship opportunities may vary, so please refer to the UW-River Falls scholarship system. For more information, please UWRF Scholarships.
     
  • IMPORTANT for students and families: You should ONLY use https://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.
     
  • 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 phishing@irs.gov. 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.

 

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Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
finaid@uwrf.edu
P: 715-425-3141
F: 715-425-0708
Summer Hours:
M-Th 7:45am - 4:30pm
F: 7:45am - Noon
133 Rodli Hall