Who is eligible for financial aid?
To receive Federal, State, and/or institutional financial applicants must:
1. Have a high school diploma or equivalent
2. Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
3. Be a regular 'degree seeking' student
4. Demonstrate financial need (exception - Unsubsidized Stafford Loan)
5. Have a valid Social Security Number
6. If required, register with the Selective Service
7. Not be in default or owe a refund of any Title IV aid
8. Make satisfactory academic progress
How are award amounts determined?
An expected family contribution (EFC) is calculated by the federal processor using the information reported on the FAFSA. Family income, assets, household size, number in college, and parent age are considered in the federal methodology. Need is determined by taking the cost to attend UW-La Crosse and subtracting the EFC. Once need is established, the Student Financial Aid Office considers you for all grants first, then loans and/or work study second.
All awards are based on full time student status. Students carrying less than a full-time credit load will have their aid reduced accordingly. Funding is subject to change at any time per federal or state budgetary mandate.