The Office of Student Financial Aid assists students whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the costs involved in attending UW-Madison by:

  • Processing financial aid forms to determine eligibility for grants, loans, and work-study employment
  • Advising students regarding financial aid and money management
  • Providing information on part-time employment, both on- and off-campus
  • Offering assistance in obtaining information about scholarships

Office hours are 7:45 am until 4:30 pm (Central Time) Monday through Friday.

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Student Housing Fair – Thursday, November 6th : Memorial Union’s Great Hall 3:00- 6:00 PM 

Campus Area Housing (CAH), a service of Campus and Visitor Relations is sponsoring a housing fair for anyone looking for housing in the spring, summer or fall 2015. The objective of the housing fair is to help students make an informed housing decision. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from University Housing and local private property owners and managers (large and small).

There will also be staff from campus and community partners to share resources and tips for all students, no matter where they live. And of course, there will be free food, fun handouts, and a chance to win prizes! More information can be found on our website here: https://campusareahousing.wisc.edu/.

If you're a first time renter or just looking for a great resource on accessing private housing near campus – the CAH Rental Resource Guide is what you need!  Factors to consider while searching, tips on what to look for when touring apartments, information on how to sublet, etc. CAH also has a Rental Resource Guide at http://campusareahousing.wisc.edu/CAH_brochure_w_insert.pdf


Student Aid History available on StudentAid.gov

Recently Federal Student Aid launched a new feature on the StudentAid.gov website that allows students and parents to log in and view their federal student loan and grant information from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). This new feature is completely accessible on tablets and smartphones. Individuals can download their aid history and find out information about their federal student aid history. These provide details about their federal loans, including their loan servicer contact information and Pell Grants. To access these features click on the LOG IN box in the upper right hand corner and be prepared to enter some identifying information including your date of birth, social security number, and Federal Student Aid PIN. Be advised that certain actions must still be completed via the NSLDS Student Access site like address updates and enrollment changes.

Having difficulty requesting your Tax Return Transcript?

Visit our frequently asked questions for assistance.  

eREFUNDS - Enroll Now


Direct (ACH) Deposit for Student Tuition Refunds.

Students can have their tuition refunds directly deposited to their personal savings or checking accounts. 

To enroll, please log on to your  UW-Madison Student Center and click on “eRefund Management” under My Account.

Click on this link Bursar. for more information.  Effective Spring 2014, eRefunds will be processed daily and paper checks will be processed once a week.

Only student refunds are eligible for eRefunds; Parent PLUS refunds will continue to be sent via paper check.

For more information please contact the Bursar's Office directly at tuition@bussvc.wisc.edu or 608-262-3611.

If your your loan did not disburse. Click here for possible reasons.
2014-2015 Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA:


A Student's Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid:

Click on this link to view individual  tutorial steps for each of the 7 sections of the FAFSA.

They can be viewed separately or as a whole.       


It has come to our attention that misleading mailings are being received by families of current and prospective students. These mailings look “official” and often use a seal that might appear to be an official seal of the U.S. Department of Education; it is not.

Students should never pay a fee to access federal, state or university financial aid at UW-Madison.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is just that, free.  Please contact our office if you have concerns about any solicitation or mailing you receive regarding financial aid.

Funding Study Abroad

Questions about funding options for a UW-Madison study abroad program? You can listen to a recording of an online Funding Study Abroad Information Session at Funding Study Abroad.


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