Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is here to support you in understanding and navigating the financial side of attending college.
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We're Here to Help Students and Families

At UW-Stout's Financial Aid Office, we pride ourselves in providing premier service to our students and their families. We understand that many people cannot meet all the costs of college, so we strive to meet the financial needs of all our students. More than 82% of full-time UW-Stout undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, with the average financial aid package totaling over $10,500.


82% of full-time UW-Stout undergrads receive some form of financial aid.


78% of new freshmen in 2018-2019 received financial aid, the average financial package was $10,378 .

Important Deadlines

October 1 Next year's FAFSA is available online. FAFSA School Code: 003915
March 1 Summer Financial Aid Application will be available when summer registration begins.
March 15 UW-Stout's priority filing date for the FAFSA.
April 15 Tax deadline with the IRS. Keep copies of your tax documents, which may be needed by the Financial Aid Office.
Late May Financial aid recipients undergo what is called Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Generally, this means that financial aid recipients must complete at least 67% of all credits attempted and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.
May, June, July New Direct Stafford loan borrowers must complete entrance counseling online.
Early August Billing notices for fall are emailed from Student Business Services.
Early September Credits and refunds: Fall financial aid is credited to your account and any remaining funds after these charges are paid will be returned to the student in the form of a refund. Refunds will be automatically sent to student's bank account unless specified otherwise.
Late December Satisfactory Academic Progress is measured and warning letters are sent to financial aid recipients who fail to complete 67% of all credits attempted or maintain a 2.0 GPA.