Financial Aid

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

The Student Financial Assistance Programs, overseen by the US Department of Education, are the largest source of student aid in America.  To access financial aid, a FAFSA application must be filed.  

WVL hosted a presentation on the FAFSA on February 4th, 2016.  You can download the presentation here.  

The FAFSA can be completed online by going to

Want help with the FAFSA?

College Goal Wisconsin is an event which helps high school seniors and their parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Specifically, families can bring all of the necessary materials to the site, and walk away with the FAFSA completed, and be entered into a scholarship drawing.

The event takes place over several dates and locations in Wisconsin.  Click here to find out more.

If you plan to attend, please be sure to bring the following materials:
- 2013 Federal Tax Return and W2s, or income estimates (you don't need to wait to file your taxes.  Estimates will suffice)
- Untaxed Income Records such as child support or veterans' non-education benefits
- Information on savings, investments, business assets and farm assets (if applicable)
- Driver's License (if you have one)
- Social Secruity number
- Alien Registration Card or Permanent REsident Card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

More FAFSA Help...

Best Schools also provides a clear and concise Guide to the FAFSA .

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