Prospective Undergraduates

Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid website!

As a prospective undergraduate, this may be your first contact with the sometime confusing world of financial aid. We’re here to help through the complicated process and answer your questions.

Our mission is to assist students whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the costs of involved in attending UW-Madison.

Please feel free to browse our website and contact us at if you have any questions.


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