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Current Financial Aid News:

  • NOTICE. IRS Data Retrieval Tool is down at this time and we do not know when it will be working again. If you are selected for verification, please go to to request the Tax Return Transcript.
  • It has been brought to our attention that someone pretending to be from the IRS is calling UWRF college students stating that the student owes a “college tax.” This is a SCAM. The IRS does NOT call anyone to tell them they owe specific taxes. We advise students to not answer these calls and certainly do not give out any personal information. If you have questions, please contact our office.
  • Complete your FAFSA: If you are interested in receiving federal and state financial aid for the 2016-17 academic year, you must complete a FAFSA application.

    The FAFSA is also available for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available to use right away because you will be using your 2015 tax data. Check out our Application Process page for complete information on the aid application process!

  • Scholarship Phishing Email Warning (September 2, 2016): Some UWRF students have received an email with subject line “$10,000 Back to School Scholarship for UWRF Student!” This a a phishing email, a scam. We advise students not to reply to this email and to delete it without opening the message.
  • New to FAFSA: As of May 10, 2015, the Federal Student Aid PIN has been replaced with the FSA ID. To learn more about the FSA ID and how to create this ID, please visit The Federal Student Aid webpage.
    • 16-17 Money Matters Presentation . Financial Aid and Billing information.
    • The UWRF Scholarship Application is now available. Application deadlines vary, and are listed in the application site. You can review and apply to all available scholarships by logging into the following UWRF Scholarship Application.
    • IMPORTANT for students and families: You should ONLY use when applying for financial aid.

      Be aware that you may receive information from other organizations including one called Student Financial Resource Center (SFRC). These organizations are not affiliated with the university and do not have our permission nor our endorsement to contact you. Remember, you NEVER need to pay anything to apply for financial aid. Always contact our office directly if you have any questions regarding anything you receive by mail or email.

    • Have you received an Outside Scholarship? Federal regulations require financial aid offices to include all outside funding in student aid awards. Utilize the Outside Resource Notification Form to promptly notify us of any outside resources you receive.
    • Submitting IRS tax information to UW-River Falls for your 2016-17 financial aid:
      If you received a Verification Missing Information Email, visit our Submit Verification Documents page to view instructions on submitting your IRS tax information to UW-River Falls.
    • Journey through Financial Aid : An introduction to understanding and obtaining financial aid, for prospective college and university students.

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