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Financial Aid
Email: finaid@uwrf.edu
Phone: 715-425-3141
Fax: 715-425-0708
Location: 133 Rodli Hall

An Affordable Investment

A UW-River Falls education is a great investment and we’re proud to provide you with an excellent education at an affordable price – that’s why we’re upfront about tuition and fees!

Tuition and Fees

It’s important to know what you’re paying for. Below is a breakdown of estimated annual costs for Wisconsin, Minnesota and other non-resident undergraduate students.

Estimated Annual Tuition and Fees for 2022-23
  Tuition Double
Room
Meals
14/Week
Total
Wisconsin Resident $8,136 $4,584 $2,650 $15,370
Minnesota Resident (Reciprocity Approved) $10,394 $4,584 $2,650 $17,628
MSEP* $11,285 $4,584 $2,650 $18,519
Other Non-Resident $16,129 $4,584 $2,650 $20,363†
* The Midwest Student Exchange Program is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program and includes Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio.
† Includes automatic $3,000 scholarship for non-resident students that is renewable up to four years.

So, what’s this include?

  • Tuition for two full-time semesters
  • Textbook rental
  • Double room in a residence hall (with free on-site laundry!)
  • Average of 14 meals each week
  • Resources like career services, health and counseling services, academic support, tutoring, admission to campus athletic events and participation in on-campus recreation and events

Calculate the Cost

Interested in an even more detailed cost estimate? Our Net Price Calculator lets you fill in details relevant to your financial situation (residency, dependents, etc.) and get an estimate of your college costs.

*Please note that the calculator does not represent a final determination or actual award of financial assistance or a final net price. It is an estimate based on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year.


Financial Aid Calendar

Important deadlines occur throughout the calendar year. It’s crucial to note relevant deadlines and watch for correspondence. Missing deadlines can have a significant impact on your financial aid eligibility and status so mark them on your calendar! Explore below to find more information.

Watch your inbox for spring semester billing statements. Payment plan options are included with this information.

Spring financial aid is credited to student accounts.* If you have excess financial aid after all your charges are paid, a refund will be processed. To receive a refund, you must set up direct deposit in your eSIS account (under the ‘Make Online Payment Here’ button).**

*Financial Aid begins disbursement approximately one week before the first day of the semester. The sixth day of the semester is called the Financial Aid Census Date and it’s a snapshot of your enrollment at the beginning of that day. Your financial aid and Pell eligibility is based upon your enrollment on the census date, regardless of your enrollment before or after that snapshot. If you receive financial aid, it’s critical that your financial aid is complete and that you have finalized any course adds/drops before the census date.

**Financial aid awards are divided into two equal payments for fall and spring semesters. It’s your responsibility to familiarize yourself with your eSIS account and monitor it to ensure that all funds disburse and are applied correctly, that your bill has been paid or payment arrangements have been made with the Student Billing Office. Monitor the ‘Billing Statement’ and ‘Pending Aid’ areas of your eSIS account regularly and contact the Financial Aid office if your aid doesn’t disburse when anticipated.

If you plan to take summer classes, fill out a summer financial aid application.

April 15: IRS tax deadline.

Satisfactory Academic Progress is evaluated for financial aid recipients. Federal regulations require that you be making progress to continue to receive state and federal financial aid.

If you are a first-time Federal Stafford Loan borrower for the upcoming fall semester, you must complete the online Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN): Processing Your Loans.

Watch your inbox for fall semester billing statements. Payment plan options are included with this information.

Fall financial aid is credited to student accounts.* If you have excess financial aid after all your charges are paid, a refund will be processed. To receive a refund, you must set up direct deposit in your eSIS account (under the ‘Make Online Payment Here’ button).** 

*Financial Aid begins disbursement approximately one week before the first day of the semester. The sixth day of the semester is called the Financial Aid Census Date and it’s a snapshot of your enrollment at the beginning of that day. Your financial aid and Pell eligibility is based upon your enrollment on the census date, regardless of your enrollment before or after that snapshot. If you receive financial aid, it’s critical that your financial aid is complete and that you have finalized any course adds/drops before the census date. 

**Financial aid awards are divided into two equal payments for fall and spring semesters. It’s your responsibility to familiarize yourself with your eSIS account and monitor it to ensure that all funds disburse and are applied correctly, that your bill has been paid or payment arrangements have been made with the Student Billing Office. Monitor the ‘Billing Statement’ and ‘Pending Aid’ areas of your eSIS account regularly and contact the Financial Aid office if your aid doesn’t disburse when anticipated. 
 

The UWRF Scholarship Application opens for incoming first year students planning to attend UWRF the following school year. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to apply for hundreds of scholarships! 

October 1: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on October 1. It’s important that you complete the FAFSA as soon as possible so that your aid package is available in time for the start of fall semester and to maximize your eligibility for various aid types. 

Current or continuing student? Complete the UWRF Scholarship Application. This keeps you from missing out on the opportunity to apply for hundreds of scholarships available specifically for Falcons!

Satisfactory Academic Progress is evaluated for financial aid recipients. Federal regulations require that you be making progress to continue to receive state and federal financial aid.

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Students walk to class on the first day of the semester

Maximize Your Options

There are lots of options when it comes to paying for college. Whether you plan to pay out of pocket, utilize loans or apply for scholarships or grants, it’s important to familiarize yourself with all your options and the details.