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    One-on-one FAFSA Video assistance from an expert over live video

     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.

    Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA (video tutorial)

    Who's My Parent When I Fill Out My FAFSA?

    Spanish version of the 2015-16 FAFSA pdf

    2015-16 FAFSA pdf

    IRS Data Retrieval

    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

    • Have a federal tax return filed with the IRS
    • Have a valid Social Security Number
    • Have a user-selected FSA ID (username and password)
    • Have an unchanged marital status since December 31 of the year the taxes are for
    • If married, have not filed separately

    When completing the tax information on the FAFSA, indicate "Already Filed" and select the IRS Data Retrieval Option when given.

    IRS Data Retrieval Tool Video

    Other forms as requested

    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.

    Tax return transcripts

    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.