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All applicants for financial aid must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
(Free Application For Federal Student Aid) each year that they wish to apply for aid.
UW-La Crosse has a priority date of March 15 each year for consideration of all types of aid. This is not a deadline. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year.
We strongly recommend that you use the IRS Data Retrieval option to help complete the FAFSA. Within 1-2 weeks after filing your taxes, you should be able to retrieve your federal tax data right into your FAFSA. In order to use this option, you must
When completing the tax information on the FAFSA, indicate "Already Filed" and select the IRS Data Retrieval Option when given.
Submit any additional forms specifically requested by the UWL Financial Aid Office. Priority Date is March 15 each year for the upcoming academic year, for consideration of all types of aid.
See your "To Do" list on your WINGS Student Center to determine if there is additional documentation required before your file is considered to be complete.
If your FAFSA was selected for verification, we may be requesting federal tax return transcripts. A copy of the tax return is no longer sufficient due to federal regulations. See your "To Do" list message on how to request a transcript.