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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Miss the Financial Aid Web Chat on Feb. 18th?


The UW-Madison Parent Program and the Office Student Financial Aid’s web chat transcript is now available. See what your fellow Badgers asked about important financial aid topics.


For more information see:  http://uc.wisc.edu/web-chats/financial-aid-february-18-2015/

2015-2016 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.

Scams and Financial Aid

Did you or your parent receive a letter with attached application from the Student Financial Resource Center?  It requires a processing fee and if you read the fine print, it does specify that “Student Financial Resource Center is not affiliated with any educational institutions or government agencies.”

Please be aware that this IS A SCAM and 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!

The mailings may look official and often use a seal or other indication that they are associated with UW-Madison, but are not.  Please contact our office if you have any concerns about any solicitation or mailing you receive regarding financial aid.

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.

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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