- Our Financial Aid Process
- Paying for College
- Undergraduate Aid
- The Cost
- How To Apply For A Federal Direct Parent Plus Loan
- Parents-English FAQ
- Padres-Español FAQ
- Niamtxiv-Hmong FAQ
Welcome to your website! This website is for parents who have students who are considering enrollment or are currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
While most of our communications will be with your student, this site provides you with some of the general information we may be also sharing with your student. We urge you to keep the lines of communication open with your student as the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). limits the amount of information we can provide you.
Most of our communication with your student will be via their university email account so you may want to ask your student to share that information with you. We have attempted to answer the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) by parents with links in Hmong, English and Spanish on this page; however, if you have other questions, please contact our office.
Helpful Documents and InformationAdditional Steps after You Receive an Award
Some students will be required to fill out additional documentation to receive their aid. Federal Direct Loan borrowers will be required to complete Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note. Students who receive institutional loans or health profession loans will complete documentation using our vendor ECSI. A FSA ID or ECSI pin is required for login. Students will receive an email from ECSI when the documentation is prepared with detailed instructions.
Webchat for New Students and Parents
A complete transcript of the webchat on Aug. 15 has been published. If you have any questions but couldn't participate, please click here.
Registrar's Enrollment Reports and Student Statistics
These Student Statistics reports are designed to answer general questions about the UW-Madison student enrollment and degrees conferred.
Financial Aid Brochures
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Student Aid on the Web
Find out what you need to do to prepare for education beyond high school at Student Aid on the Web.
Financial Aid Award Guides
The UW-Madison Parent Program
The Parent Program connects parents and families of UW–Madison students to the university so that they may support their student’s success. More information can be found at Parent Program.
With EdVest, you can open an account on behalf of a designated beneficiary. Your contributions are placed in a trust fund established by the State of Wisconsin and are directed into special investment portfolios designed and managed specifically for the program. The features of the EdVest college savings program make it easy to invest now and use later.
You know why to go to college. KnowHow2GO tells you how. There are specific steps you need to take and this site can help you along the way. Remember, it's never too early-or too late-to start on the road to college.