Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid can be completed months before the start of the academic year by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. FAFSA determines a student's eligibility for assistance. Students re-apply each year as information does not carry over from year-to-year. The earlier the application is completed, the more opportunities there may be for certain types of financial assistance. FAFSA application period for the 2021-2022 academic year opens on October 1, 2020.

Here are instructions for applying for financial aid:

1. Create an FSA username and password at

2. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

  • The application for the new school year becomes available on October 1 every year.

  • For priority processing, complete the FAFSA by February 1 every year.

  • School ID – 005390

  • FAFSA must be completed for every school year.

Students are welcome to stop by the Financial Aid Office on Central Campus for assistance. Assistance at other campus locations is available by appointment. Please contact Financial Aid to schedule.

If you have any questions or need help filling out the FAFSA, call the Financial Aid Office at (608) 757-7664 or toll-free at (800) 498-1282 ext. 7664.