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1 Where excellence and opportunity meet.™ Financial Aid Office Fall 2011 Preview Days

2 Financial Aid Office FINANCIAL AID OFFICE Office Hours: Monday – Friday 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Counselor Walk-In Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dempsey Hall Algoma Blvd. (920) Individual appointments also available by request

3 Financial Aid Office FINANCIAL AID PROCESS GETTING STARTED  The Financial Aid Basics & Applying for Financial Aid!  Types of Financial Aid Programs & Applying for Scholarships!

4 Financial Aid Office WHAT IS FINANCIAL AID?  Federal and state government funds in the form of grants, loans, and work-study to help finance your education. My family income is too high to qualify for financial aid! Financial aid is determined by more than just income. It is recommended that all students apply for financial aid! Myth:

5 Financial Aid Office FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) UW Oshkosh Federal School Code:

6 Financial Aid Office WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?  FAFSA becomes available January 1 st  March 15 th priority date (for students with high need)  Request PIN (Personal Identification Number) for student and parent at  File the FAFSA by March 15 th priority date, if possible, to be considered for limited funded financial aid programs Check frequently as we may request additional information that must be completed in a timely manner!

7 Financial Aid Office HOW IS FINANCIAL AID AWARDED? Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) (Determined by UW Oshkosh) – Expected Family Contribution (EFC) (Determined by FAFSA) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ = Financial Need *Total Financial Aid awards cannot exceed COA and need based awards cannot exceed financial need (outside scholarships may be an exception) Not all financial aid programs require Financial Need

8 Financial Aid Office REVIEWING COSTS Estimated Costs for Wisconsin Residents* Tuition$7,000 Room/Board$7,042 Books$1, Estimated Costs for Non-Residents* Tuition$14,990 Room/Board$7,042 Books$1,000 A student’s individual budget should also include personal expenses and transportation expenses. *estimates are based on prior years and subject to change

9 Financial Aid Office FUNDING AT A GLANCE  Scholarships & Grants  Awarded funds that typically do not require repayment  Federal Work-Study  Awarded funds earned through part-time employment  Loans  Awarded funds that are borrowed and are to be paid back, sometimes with interest (available to both students and parents)

10 Financial Aid Office WHERE CAN I FIND SCHOLARSHIPS?   Types of Aid > Scholarships > Available Scholarships  In addition, look to community resources:  Service clubs, corporations, foundations, high school counseling office, employers, etc.

11 Financial Aid Office SEARCHING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

12 Financial Aid Office COLLEGE GOAL WISCONSIN  Free assistance in filing the FAFSA online, question by question!  February 18-19, 2012 at locations across the state  Oshkosh: Saturday, Feb. 18 th in Reeve Union

13 Financial Aid Office FINANCIAL AID OFFICE Office Hours: Monday – Friday 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Counselor Walk-In Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dempsey Hall Algoma Blvd. (920) Individual appointments also available by request

14 Where excellence and opportunity meet.™ QUESTIONS?


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