Common Questions

What is the IMC! Incentive Program? expanding section

Each semester IMC! has many events that you can attend that has a point value assigned to it. The more events you attend, the more chances you have to win our raffle at the end of the year! Prizes this year for the fall include prizes valued at upwards of $250. We also offer FREE PIZZA at most of our events.

The raffle bracket is as follows;

10-15 points placed in raffle for $25 awards (3 winners)
16-19 points placed in raffle for $50 awards (2 winners)
20-24 points placed in raffle for $100 award (1 winner)
25+ points placed in raffle for $250 award (1 winner)

We hope to see you at one of our events! The schedule for Fall 2019 can be found here.

How do I get a credit card? expanding section

Getting a credit card is a relatively simple process. Before you accept the first offer that you come across, it’s smart to look at all of your options and compare cards online. NerdWallet offers this service for free on their website. The UW Credit Union and most other financial institutions also offer credit cards.

Can I get help with my Résumé? expanding section


While our peer mentors are more than happy to look at your resume, career services will be able to help you far more than we will. Click here to see their resume writing resources!

Can I afford a car? expanding section

Due to the size and convenience of La Crosse, a car is not necessary for most students who are living on campus. If you decide that a vehicle is necessary, the following resources will help you prepare to purchase a car during your time in college.

  • Buying a Used Car covers using online research, the Buyers Guide, a vehicle history report, and an independent inspection to be sure you know what you’re getting before you buy.
  • Spotting Deceptive Car Ads warns that some car ads promise low payments, no interest, or zero down – but might come with a catch. Researching a dealer’s reputation before visiting the dealership can help you steer clear of problems.
  • Financing a Car encourages you to shop for financing before shopping for a car, and bring your best offer with you to the dealer.
  • Understanding Car Add-ons talks about price-hiking products that dealers may offer after you’ve negotiated a car price and arranged financing.
What is the process to apply for financial aid? expanding section

The first step in applying for aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Be sure to include UWL’s school code, 003919, on the FAFSA. Once UWL receives the FAFSA results, we will send you an e-mail letting you know whether we need any additional documentation.

How do I fill out the FAFSA if my parents are separated or divorced? expanding section

Answer the questions about the parent that you lived with more during the last twelve months. If this parent has remarried, answer the questions on the rest of the form about that parent and the person whom your parent married (your stepparent).

What should I do if my family has special circumstances or changes in income since our taxes were filed? expanding section

Contact the Financial Aid Office to inform them of these changes. If necessary, documentation will be requested and in some cases an adjustment to your financial aid award can be made.

I'm a service member- how do I file my taxes? expanding section

You can find helpful information related to this on our resources page. 

Can IMC! help me file my taxes? expanding section

While we cannot directly assist you in filing your taxes, helpful resources for this can be found in our resources section.

Do scholarships, assistantships, or Residence Hall Staff positions affect my eligibility? expanding section

Yes. If it is necessary to reduce other financial aid as a result of a scholarship, assistantship and/or RA position, aid would be reduced in the following order: loans, work-study and grants. Report any scholarships or other resources on the 2016-17 Scholarship & Other Resources Notification Form or report it using the WINGS Student Center online “Report Other Financial Aid” link.

How can I be independent for financial aid purposes? expanding section

If you can answer 'YES' to any of the following questions: 

* Are you 24 years old? 

* Will you be working on a Master's Degree in the upcoming year? 

* Are you married? 

* Do you have children that you provide at least half of their support? 

* Are you an orphan? 

* Are you a veteran?

How much do I owe in student loans? expanding section

To view all of your federal loans, interest rates and the current holder of the loan and the contact information for that servicer, log in to

Where can I find a list of important numbers in La Crosse? expanding section

The following list contains all of the public departments within the city of La Crosse and the contact information.