Posts Categorized: New Freshmen

Financial Aid – FAFSA

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You applied for college and got accepted into the school you wanted! (Hooray!) Your next thought: how am I supposed to pay for this? That is where the FAFSA can help. FAFSA stands for: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filing the FAFSA can lessen the financial burden of paying for your college education. You… Read more »

My first semester at UW Oshkosh = Win.

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It’s hard to believe the end of my first semester of college is right around the corner. Over the past three months, I’ve created unforgettable memories, gained confidence and made lifelong friendships. Like many other freshmen, this was my first experience living in a new town and being independent. I remember crying as I hugged… Read more »

Why I Chose UWO: A Perfect Fit

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It was a cold day in Wisconsin when I first arrived at the UW Oshkosh campus… -10 degrees to be exact. When I arrived in the Admissions office I was wearing enough layers to dress more than five people. It wasn’t the most glamorous look — but it wasn’t a choice I regretted. Other than… Read more »

The Undecided Major: Tips for picking a major at UW Oshkosh

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One of questions that you will probably get when talking about going to college is: “What are you majoring in?” For some people, this question is a no brainer, but for others there may be a little more hesitation. If you’re undecided about a major, don’t fret! About 1/3 of incoming freshman are undecided and… Read more »

Why I chose UWO! (And still love it.)

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Why did I choose The University Of Wisconsin Oshkosh? Did I make the “right” choice? Do I love every second of college life? Have I found activities I love participating in? YES! I chose the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for a variety of reasons. I went on three campus tours my junior year in search… Read more »

It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3: How to find scholarships

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According to, a scholarship is “a sum of money or other aid granted to a student, because of merit, need, etc., to pursue his or her studies.” Of course it’s not like someone is just going to hand you money… You have to put in a little legwork. For example, most of the time you’ll do some sort of scholarship essay or project. But it’s worth it because it helps pay for college tuition… Read more »