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Exit counseling

A page within Financial Aid

Exit Counseling must be completed each time a student drops below half-time, withdraws entirely from the university, or graduates.

Important information:

1-  If not already done so, the student should create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID username and password at by clicking on Create Account in the upper right-hand corner. An FSA ID is required to log into the website and does require the student's identity to be verified through the Social Security Administration, which could take a few business days.

2-  The Exit Counseling session will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting. 

3-  As part of the session, students will need to supply contact information for their next of kin and information for two references who live at a different address than their next of kin; please note that all three references must live at different addresses. 

Proceed to Exit Counseling to complete this federal requirement.

The average total indebtedness of UW-La Crosse students who have borrowed federal loans during their undergraduate career is $26,188 for 2020-21.