UW-Madison: Academics: Undergraduate Catalog

Student Financial Services


A schedule of fees and tuition is established annually. It appears in various publications and will accompany registration materials together with a fee/tuition refund schedule and information on withdrawal for nonpayment. Students are encouraged to pay their fees and tuition by mail by following the directions included with their registration materials.

Questions about fees and tuition should be directed to the Registrar's Fee Section, 608/262-2367. The fee and tuition schedule is approved annually by the Board of Regents and is subject to change without notice.

Office of Student Financial Services

The Office of Student Financial Services assists students whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the expenses involved in attending the UW-Madison. The office also provides counseling to students to help them manage money effectively, and information on other potential sources of financial assistance, such as scholarships and campus employment. The office provides small short-term loans for emergency situations as well. Financial aid available through the Student Financial Services office consists of loans, grants, and work-study employment. Funds for these aid programs come from the State of Wisconsin, the federal government, and the University.

To apply for financial aid students should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and Financial Aid Application, both available from the Student Financial Services office, and submit copies of their parents' and their own federal income tax returns. Applications are first available in January preceding the following summer and academic year. Students are encouraged to apply as early in the year as possible.

Although work-study positions are available only to students who have been offered Federal Work-study funds as part of their financial aid package, there are many non-work-study jobs advertised through the UW Student Job Center, lower level at 432 North Murray Street. Both on- and off-campus employers contact the job center, where part-time jobs are then posted for all students to read.

Additional information about financial aid and employment is available in various Student Financial Services publications, in the Timetable, DIAL messages, and through WiscINFO. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

For more information about financial aid, contact:

Office of Student Financial Services
432 North Murray Street
Madison, WI 53706

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