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Fees and Payment Information

All information pertaining to academic fees and dates may be subject to change after publication of this bulletin. It is the student's responsibility to verify the accuracy of the information before acting on it.

RESIDENCY DETERMINATION

Section 36.27 of the Wisconsin Statutes sets forth the conditions under which a student qualifies as a resident of Wisconsin for tuition purposes. Students are classified as residents or non-residents at the time of admission to the University. Non-residents are apprised of their residency status at the time of acceptance. This determination remains unchanged until such time as the student may qualify as a resident under Chapter 36.27 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

A change in residence classification is not an automatic procedure. The student requesting a change must file the necessary forms and provide satisfactory proof of bona fide residency in Wisconsin. The required forms and information can be obtained by contacting the Office of the Registrar, Dempsey Hall 130.

ESTIMATED COLLEGE COSTS

Following are the estimated average costs used for an unmarried undergraduate for the 2014-15 academic year. Students planning for the 2015-2016 academic year should include an increase in costs, depending on inflation.

 
Wisconsin Resident
Non-Resident
Commuter (living with Parents)
Tuition and Fees (Estimated)
$7,500
$15,060
$7,500
Books and Supplies
$1,000
$1,000
$1,000
Room and Board
$7,000
$7,000
NA
Miscellaneous and Travel
$2,700
$2,700
$2,700

TOTAL UNIVERSITY FEES

The following fee information applies to Spring 2015. When determined and released by the Board of Regents (after press time), new fee information for 2015-16 and 2016-17 will be available in the Student Accounts Office, Dempsey Hall 236. For further information, call (920) 424-1332.

165 Credit Policy

Wisconsin resident undergraduate students who have earned 165 credits (or 30 credits more than required for their degree programs, whichever is greater) will be charged a surcharge, equal to 100 percent of the regular resident tuition, on credits beyond that level. The surcharge will be applied to students in the semester following the one in which they reach the earned credit limit. 
This policy covers all Wisconsin resident undergraduate students pursuing their first Bachelors degree, including students pursuing a double major. Minnesota residents and non-residents, graduate, post-baccalaureate, and non-degree students are not affected. This policy applies to all credits earned at UW System and Wisconsin Technical College System transfer credits accepted toward a degree. Retroactive, AP, military and other college transfer credits do not count toward the total.

Spring 2015 Term Fees

Full-Time
Wisconsin Resident
Non-Resident
Undergraduate
(12-18 units (crs.))
$3,718.58
$7,505.06
Graduate
(9 units (crs.) and above)
$4,327.73
$8,893.16
Part-Time
 
 
Undergraduate
(1-12 units (crs.))
$309.89
$625.43
Undergraduate
(over 18 units (crs.)-per unit (cr.))
$262.43
$577.97
Graduate
(1-9 units (crs.))
$480.86
$988.13

Spring 2013 Audit Fees

Non-degree seeking
(Audit only)

$121.30 approximate per unit (cr.) undergraduate resident
$331.30 approximate per unit (cr.) undergraduate non-resident
$183.39 approximate per unit (cr.) graduate resident
$522.39 approximate per unit (cr.) graduate non-resident

Degree seeking
$309.89 approximate per unit (cr.) undergraduate resident
$625.43 approximate per unit (cr.) undergraduate non-resident
$480.86 approximate per unit (cr.) graduate resident
$988.13 approximate per unit (cr.) graduate non-resident

Program Fees

Please note: These prices are subject to change without notice. Please contact the appropriate college for more detailed information.

Accelerated Nursing Program......................... See College of Nursing 

Nursing (cost per credit)
Nursing Collaborative Program 317..................... $452.00
Nursing Collaborative Program 341..................... $452.00
Nursing Collaborative Program 434..................... $452.00
Nursing Collaborative Program 437..................... $452.00
Nursing Collaborative Program 444..................... $452.00
Nursing Collaborative Program 495..................... $452.00

Online & Continuing Education Courses..........$360.00 per credit

NOTES:
1. Any outstanding balance will be subject to a 1 percent per month finance charge assessed on the remaining balance. Paying the bill in full by the due date will assure that the 1 percent finance charge will not be added to the next bill. All bills must be paid in full by the final due date in order to avoid being withdrawn from the University and being assessed additional collection fees.

2. Caution: Dropping and adding classes may increase your cost. Dropped courses after the 100 percent refund periods are included in the total credits used for fee calculation. Course drops and adds after the 100 percent refund periods do not offset each other for cost purposes; therefore, your semester cost may increase.

3. A surcharge for graduate business courses in the amount of $30.78 per unit (cr.) up to a maximum of $277.02 must be added to the fees displayed to determinate total cost.

4. Wisconsin residents meeting certain conditions and receiving Federal Old Age Survivors and Disability insurance benefits (OASDI) are not charged fees for auditing courses. Proof of benefits must be provided to Student Accounts, Dempsey Hall, Room 236.

5. The University does accept Wisconsin Higher Education Bonds; however, presentation of the bond(s) for redemption does not constitute payment on account. The student may be subject to all fines, penalties and administrative action. Bonds should be presented for redemption at least 45 days prior to the start of classes.

6. Additional mandatory special course fees are listed below by the respective course number.

Special Course Fees

(Non-Refundable, Subject to Change Without Notice)

Art
Most art classes have an associated special course fee assessed. Please see the "Notes" section of the class on TitanWeb, the Art Department website or the Student Account's website for a complete listing of art special course fees.

Biology
Biology 104....................................................... $13.50
Biology 325....................................................... $18.50
Biology 367....................................................... $13.00
Biology 376....................................................... $25.00
Biology 386....................................................... $13.00
Biology 525....................................................... $18.50
Biology 576....................................................... $25.00

Business
Business 384.................................................... $15.00

Communication
Communication 307....................................... $15.00

Education                                                           
Educational Leadership 308/508.................. $25.00
Educational Leadership 325.........................  $25.00
Educational Leadership 525.........................  $25.00
Educational Leadership 460.........................  $25.00
Educational Leadership 620.........................  $25.00
Educational Leadership 752.........................  $25.00
Educational Leadership 754.........................  $25.00
Educational Leadership 755.........................  $25.00          
Elementary Education 316............................ $35.00
Counselor Education 201.............................. $15.00
Counselor Education 202.............................. $30.00

Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies 282........................... $20.00
Environmental Studies 320........................... $30.00
Environmental Studies 395......................... $335.00 
Environmental Studies 396......................... $335.00

Geology
Geology 102.................................................... $10.00
Geology 109.................................................... $10.00
Geology 110.................................................... $10.00
Geology 140.................................................... $20.00
Geology 150.................................................... $10.00
Geology 205.................................................... $15.00
Geology 206.................................................... $15.00
Geology 308.................................................... $20.00
Geology 309.................................................... $35.00
Geology 311.................................................... $10.00
Geology 314.................................................... $15.00
Geology 320.................................................... $15.00
Geology 322.................................................... $35.00
Geology 326.................................................... $10.00
Geology 328.................................................... $35.00
Geology 331.................................................... $25.00
Geology 333.................................................... $10.00
Geology 335...................................................... $5.00
Geology 365.................................................... $10.00
Geology 366...................................................... $5.00
Geology 369.................................................... $10.00

Kinesiology

Kinesiology 104............................................... $35.00
Kinesiology 180............................................... $25.00
Kinesiology 189............................................... $10.00
Kinesiology 241............................................... $55.00
Kinesiology 280............................................... $10.00
Kinesiology 287............................................... $10.00
Kinesiology 289............................................... $10.00
Kinesiology 331............................................... $10.00
Kinesiology 350............................................... $10.00
Kinesiology 387............................................... $10.00
Kinesiology 389............................................... $10.00
Kinesiology 401............................................... $10.00 
Kinesiology 407............................................... $10.00
Kinesiology 461............................................... $10.00

Music
In addition to regular academic fees, an applied music instruction fee of $180.00 per unit (credit hour) will be charged to all students enrolled for private lessons in vocal or instrumental music who have not registered for a large ensemble (band, choir, orchestra). This applied music fee is not assessed at the time of enrollment. This fee will be assessed by the 4th week of the term and billed on the second statement of the term.

Music 147........................................................ $15.00
Music 148........................................................ $15.00
Music 149........................................................ $15.00
Music 150........................................................ $15.00
Music 176........................................................ $15.00
Music 214........................................................ $15.00
Music 275........................................................ $15.00
Music 276........................................................ $15.00
Music 277........................................................ $15.00
Music 305........................................................ $15.00
Music 357........................................................ $15.00
Music 358........................................................ $15.00
Music 359........................................................ $15.00
Music 375........................................................ $15.00
Music 377........................................................ $15.00
Music 410........................................................ $15.00

Nursing
Nursing 204................................................. $1350.00
Nursing 208................................................... $166.00
Nursing 212................................................... $166.00

Radio/TV/Film
R-TV-F 305........................................................ $30.00
R-TV-F 434........................................................ $10.00

2015-16 Housing Information

Room
Cost
Double
$2,050
Double Taylor
$2,330
Single $2,836
Single Taylor
$3,044
Design Single
$2,650
Horizon 2 Bedroom 
$2,987
Horizon 3 Bedroom $3,100

Please see Dining Services for a list of meal plans. Students with 14-week contracts pay no extra charge for housing during the 3-week term. Contact Residence Life and Dining Services Offices regarding refund policies and 3-week interim contracts.

Online Fees

(Non-Refundable, Subject to Change Without Notice)

Some courses that are 100 percent online are assessed a $50.00 per credit online fee. These courses, as of Spring 2015, are as follows:

Communication 101      Journalism 224     Nursing 704
Communication 426 Journalism 239 Nursing 708
Communication 433 Kinesiology 170 Nursing 711
Computer Science 125 Kinesiology 171 Nursing 809
English 213 Music 102 Political Science 105
English 218 Nursing 105 Political Science 115
English 231 Nursing 200 Psychology 101
English 302 Nursing 362 Public Administration 102
English 309 Nursing 440 Women's Studies 201
English 316 Nursing 451  
Journalism 221 Nursing 702  

Please note that some of the courses listed above are not offered online and therefore, would not be subject to an online fee.

Transcript Fee

(Subject to change)

Official transcripts are available through the Registrar's Office, Dempsey Hall 130. Cost is $10.00 per copy (three to five days processing) or $12.00 per copy for in-person, immediate processing. Payment is due at the time of request, and the student's signature is required. Online ordering is available through Credentials Inc.  Detailed transcript ordering information can be found at: http://www.uwosh.edu/registrar/transcripts.
Contact: Records Office, Dempsey 130
Phone: (920) 424-1199
Web: http://www.uwosh.edu/registrar/for-students/transcripts

Charges for Credit by Examination

Test fees for CLEP and DANTES exams are subject to change by the national testing companies. For current fees, contact Testing Services.
Contact: Testing Services 
Phone: (920) 424-1432

Library Fees

Library charges are levied for overdue and lost books.

Residence Hall Fees

Each student living in the residence halls has the opportunity to purchase a Virtual Hall Activity Card for $25.00, which allows the resident an all-access pass to a variety of items at the hall’s main desk. The activity card can be purchased by (1): filling out the form located in the mailing with your room assignment, mailing the completed form and your check for $25 (payable to USRH) by August 1st to: Leadership Development Specialists, Department of Residence Life, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901 – 8689; or (2) logging into your student portal account at portal.housing.uwosh.edu and entering your login information. The login information will be the same as your titan mail account. Once you are logged in you will need to click on the myFrontdesk tab (module) located on the top of the web page. You then need to click on the Buy Now button to purchase your activity card. The charge will be $26, which includes a $1.00 service fee for online ordering.

Payment Information

(Subject to change without notice)

Payment Date

Payment of fees is due on the published due date. Students on the Partial Payment Plan pay 10 percent of all costs at that time while all others pay 100 percent.

Payment Location

Payments may be made by cash or check (payable to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh). Payments may be mailed, deposited in the wall depository next to the Cashier's Office or made in person at the Cashier's Office. Charge card payments are only accepted through TitanWeb. Accepted credit cards are MasterCard, American Express and Discover. You can also pay by e-check through TitanWeb. There will be a convenience fee of 2.5 percent assessed for all credit card payments and a 50-cent charge for e-check payments. The Cashier's Office is located in Dempsey Hall 236 and the mailing address is 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901.

Partial Payment Plan

All students are encouraged to enroll in the Partial Payment Plan as a way to give them more time to pay their bill. If the Plan is activated, the student can pay the eligible charges in three installments during the fall and spring terms and two installments during the summer term. 

To enroll in the Partial Payment Plan, go to the Student Center in Titan Web. Under the Finances Section, you will find the link to electronically read and sign the Payment Plan.

Student Accounts

Dempsey Hall 236, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901
Office hours Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone: (920) 424-1332
Email:

Fee Refunds

(Subject to change without notice)

Refund of fees is based on the date of official drop or withdrawal. The refund schedule below covers academic fees and applies to withdrawing students or students dropping courses below the full-time level.

Course Length
Week of Course and % of Refund
1
2
3
4
5
3 Weeks
100%
25%
0
0
0
7 Weeks
100%
50%
0
0
0
10 Weeks
100%
50%
25%
0
0
14 Weeks
100%
100%
50%
50%
0
17 Weeks
100%
100%
50%
50%
0

To students who receive financial aid, federal regulations governing these programs may require a larger refund to federal funding sources than the amount specified by the refund policy. The student will be responsible for the difference. If you have any questions, contact the Student Accounts Office, Dempsey 236, or call (920) 424-1332.

Federal Financial Aid Return Policy for Withdrawals*

Return to Title IV Funds Policy or What happens if I withdraw from all my classes? 

Federal Financial Aid Return Policy for Withdrawals*

Return to Title IV Funds Policy or What happens if I withdraw from all my classes? 

A student may find it necessary to withdraw from all classes during a semester. The student may be eligible to receive a refund of tuition and course fees depending upon the timing of the withdrawal.

If circumstances cause a student to withdraw from all classes, they are encouraged to contact their academic advisor AND the financial aid office so their decision will be based on a clear understanding of the consequences of withdrawing from all classes.  

Determining Aid Earned

If a student withdraws from UW Oshkosh, then the school, or the student, or both may be required to return some or all of the federal funds awarded to the student for that semester. The federal government requires a return of Title IV federal aid that was received if the student withdrew on or before completing 60% of the semester. Federal funds, for the purposes of this federal regulation, include Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Subsidized Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, and Parent PLUS Loans. The formula used in this federal "return of funds" calculation divides the aid received into earned aid and unearned aid.

A student "earns" financial aid in proportion to the time s/he is enrolled up to the 60% point. The percentage of federal aid to be returned (unearned aid) is equal to the number of calendar days remaining in the semester when the withdrawal takes place divided by the total number of calendar days in the semester. If a student was enrolled for 20% of the semester before completely withdrawing, 80% of federal financial aid must be returned to the aid programs. If a student stays through 50% of the semester, 50% of federal financial aid must be returned.

For a student who withdraws after the 60% point-in-time, there is no unearned aid. However, a school must still complete a Return calculation in order to determine whether the student is eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement.

Return of Title IV Federal Financial Aid

Once the amount of unearned federal aid is calculated, the UW Oshkosh repayment responsibility is the lesser of that amount or the amount of unearned institutional charges. The school satisfies its responsibility by repaying funds in the student's package in the following order:

  • Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Perkins Loan
  • Parent PLUS Loan
  • Pell Grant
  • FSEOG
  • Other Title IV Grant Funds

Keep in mind that when Title IV funds are returned, the student borrower may owe a balance to the institution and/or the U.S. Department of Education. If a student fails to repay grant funds, s/he may be ineligible for future federal financial aid.

Unofficial Withdrawal Policy or What happens if I never officially withdraw?

Students are defined as unofficially withdrawn for Title IV Federal Aid purposes when they do not have any grades for the semester other than F’s, failing grades.

Identification Process

A final grade of “F” is assigned by instructors failing students. When instructors assign an “F”grade they are asked to report the last known date of attendance, if possible.

At the end of each semester, a report is generated of all students who have Title IV federal aid and who have a semester GPA of 0.00. Those students who have all “F‘s” are assumed to be ‘unofficially withdrawn'.

Administrative Action

The report is reviewed for those students with federal and state aid whom are assumed to have unofficially withdrawn from the University. The last date of attendance as reported by any of the instructors is determined and used in the Return of Title IV Funds calculation.

If a last day of attendance cannot otherwise be determined, the student is assumed to have attended 50% of the enrollment period and the formula is calculated based on that length of attendance.

Students will be billed for resulting institutional charges and repayments of federal and/or state financial aid

 

University Refund Policy for Withdrawals**

Prior to:
Term Begin
100%
    Week 1 
100%
    Week 2 
100%
    Week 3 
50%
   
Week 4
50%
   
After Week 4
0%

* The percentages reflect the percent of Financial Aid that must be returned by the University.
** The percentages reflect the percent the tuition cost will be reduced as a result of the withdrawal.

These schedules do not match; therefore, the student will owe the University the difference between the Refund percentage (**) and the Return percentage (*).

Example:
A student is enrolled in 12 credits. The fees are $1731.35. The financial aid disbursed to pay these fees was $2667.50 in a Stafford Loan. The student withdraws from the credits at the end of the third week, Sept. 24. He has attended 21 days or 18 percent of the semester (21 days attended/115 days in semester) and therefore has earned 18 percent of the aid disbursed to him (.18*$2667.50=$480.15). The total amount of aid to be returned is the amount disbursed less the amount earned, $2187.35 ($2667.50-$480.15=$2187.35). The University must calculate the portion of the total unearned aid that it must return from the students account. Since the student has earned 18 percent, then 82 percent is unearned. 82 percent of the University’s fees are therefore unearned and $1419.71 ($1731.35*.82=$1419.71). The University’s refund policy states that through week three, the University will refund 50 percent of the tuition fees, which in this case is $865.00. The University is required to refund $1419.71 to the loan but the student’s account only has $865.00 in available credit. When the University returns the $1419.71, the student will owe the University $554.71. Refunds of campus housing and meal charges are made on a prorated basis computed weekly. Students must check out of the residence halls according to procedures available at the main desk in each hall. The check out date will be used to determine charges and refunds for housing.

Students enrolled at more than one University of Wisconsin System institution may combine units (crs.) taken in order to determine their full time status and fee assessment. Present evidence of fees paid and units (crs.) being taken with a request for reimbursement of fees paid in excess of full-time to the Student Accounts Office, Dempsey Hall 236. Call (920) 424-1332 for information.

Appeals

Appeals for exception to any of the fee payment policies and procedures must be made in writing to the Student Accounts Office, Dempsey Hall 236.

Administrative Charges

(Subject to change without notice)

Board of Regents fee policy requires prompt payment of all University fees. A required administrative fee may be assessed in the following circumstances:

When payment is made after the published due date, a $75.00 charge will be assessed.

Courses may be withdrawn if fees are still outstanding after the published due date of the term. Withdrawal refers only to your registration. The amount unpaid may still be due.

Cash Handling Procedures Related to University Transactions

Normally payments of fees, room, board, special course charges and other miscellaneous costs are made to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and presented to the Cashier's Office located in Dempsey Hall 236.

Any questions regarding fees and fee payment should be directed to Student Accounts (920) 424-1332.

Financial Aid

Financial aid at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is awarded primarily on the basis of financial need. Need is defined as the difference between anticipated educational costs and the contribution expected from the students and their families. Parents are expected to contribute from available income and assets; students from savings and earnings. Expected parent and student contributions are computed according to the Federal Need Analysis Methodology. By completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), students and their families provide the Financial Aid Office with information necessary to evaluate the student's financial need. The University attempts to meet that need from available funds.

Applying for Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to apply financial aid at www.fafsa.gov.

UW Oshkosh has a priority filing date of December 15th.  Applications received at the national processing center by that date will receive priority processing and if eligible, the applicant can expect to receive awards from aid sources that are limited. Please note that the applicant may be required to turn in additional information to the Financial Aid Office before their application can be processed.  Applications received after the priority date will be processed in the order received and awards will be based on availability of funds.
Students must also have applied for and be admitted before an award notification will be made.

Notification

Applications are processed and notification is sent as soon as possible after federal, state and local awarding formulas are determined.

The Aid Package

Financial aid applicants are evaluated for all the types of aid administered by the Financial Aid Office. It is not necessary to apply separately for each type of assistance.  Financial aid offered to students may be in the form of grants (gifts), long-term loans and part-time employment. The typical award is made up of one or more of the following federal or state programs.

Programs Based on Financial Need

Students must meet all of the following eligibility requirements to qualify for federal and state funds:
- demonstrate financial need
- be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
- enroll in a degree or teacher certification program
- not owe a re-payment on a grant
- not be in default status on a loan
- meet academic progress standards
- meet Selective Service requirements 
- have valid Social Security number

Federal Pell Grant

This award will vary depending on enrollment level and one’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  See Financial Aid for more details.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

This grant is awarded to students with Pell Grant eligibility and exceptional need.

Indian Grant

This award for Native American students is funded jointly by the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (or contracting tribes) and the State of Wisconsin. Recipients must be at least one-fourth American Indian as certified by the appropriate Indian agency. Only residents of the State of Wisconsin can qualify for the state portion of this grant. Non-residents may qualify for the federal portion depending upon the disposition of the contracting tribe. Certification forms are available from the Financial Aid Office, tribal offices or the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board.

Wisconsin Higher Education Grant

This state grant is available to Wisconsin residents that qualify according to the formula set by the Higher Education Aids Board (HEAB). Awards ranged from approximately $914 to $2714.

Talent Incentive Program Grant

This state grant is awarded to freshmen students who are Wisconsin residents, meet established criteria and demonstrate exceptional financial need. It may be renewed for four years, based on financial need. Application should be made to a Wisconsin Education Opportunity Center or through nomination by the Financial Aid Office.

Non-Resident Fee Remission

This award is made to out-of-state students with financial need. Maximum value of the award may be up to the dollar difference between resident and non-resident tuition.

Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant

This University of Wisconsin System award is made to students who have reached sophomore standing and are Wisconsin or Minnesota residents who are Black, Hispanic, Native Indian or qualifying Southeast Asian.

Federal Perkins Loan

Awards are need-based. Repayment and accrual of 5 percent annual interest begins nine months after borrowers cease to be at least a half-time student. Repayment period is up to 10 years.

Nursing Student Loan

This need-based loan is available only to students enrolled in the College of Nursing. Repayment and accrual of 5 percent annual interest begins nine months after the borrower ceases to be at least a half-time student in the College of Nursing.

Federal Direct Loan (Stafford Loans)

This loan is available from the US Department of Education. The Financial Aid Office notifies applicants of their eligibility. Annual loan maximums begin at $5,500 for freshmen and increases to $7,500 starting with the junior year. The cumulative loan maximum is $31,000 for dependent students and $57,500 for independent students.

Interest subsidy while the student is enrolled, at least half time, is available on the portion of the loan based on financial need. Loan amounts not based on financial need will have an interest charge while the student is enrolled. Repayment begins after a six-month grace period, which starts when enrollment ceases to be at least half time or the student completes their degree.

Federal Work Study Program

This part-time employment is available to students with financial need. Most jobs are on campus with a few jobs being available at eligible non-profit off-campus agencies. Interested students should contact individual departments or check the job listings on Titan Jobs:  https://uwosh.joinhandshake.com/login 

Some Other Sources of Financial Assistance 

Financial need is not the primary requirement in some of the following forms of financial aid. Awards may be determined by parties other than the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Financial Aid Office.

Federal PLUS Loan

This loan is for parents of dependent students. It is not based on financial need; however, the loan is limited so that the student's other financial aid and this loan together do not exceed the cost of education for the term of the loan. Processing fees are charged. Repayment begins 60 days after the final disbursement. Interest rate is fixed and determined annually by the U.S. Department of Education. The student must apply for financial aid to be considered for the loan.

Short-Term Loan

A limited amount of Short-Term ("Emergency") Loan money is available to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students. The maximum loan is $50 and is to be repaid in one month or less. There is no interest charged. Continued use of the Short-Term Loan Fund by students depends upon prompt repayment of these loans.

Student Assistant Employment

This is part-time employment for students on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus. No financial need analysis is required. Interested students should contact individual departments or check the job listings on Titan Jobs:  https://uwosh.joinhandshake.com/login

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Students with physical or mental handicaps may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation benefits. Interested persons should contact D.V.R., 201 E. Washington Ave, JEF1 Room A100, P.O. Box 7852, Madison, WI 53707-7852, or the local D.V.R. office. Financial need is considered; awards are made by the respective D.V.R. offices.

High Schools and Other Community Agencies and Organizations

In most communities, financial assistance for college attendance is provided by various educational, industrial, professional and fraternal organizations. Students should check with their school counselors for further information.

International Student Scholarship

A limited number of these awards, up to the amount of non-resident tuition, are available to foreign students who have financial need. Recipients are selected by a University committee. Inquiries for new students should be directed to the Admissions Office; continuing students should contact the advisor to international students.

Minnesota - Wisconsin Reciprocity Program

This arrangement permits an eligible Minnesota resident to attend the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and pay Minnesota resident fees. Interested Minnesota residents should write to Higher Education Coordinating Commission, 400 Capitol Square Bldg., 550 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.

Minority Teacher Forgivable Loan

The Minority Teacher Forgivable Loan is made to minority students who are in their junior or senior year of approved teacher preparation. It is limited to Wisconsin residents. A portion of the loan will be forgiven for each year spent teaching at an eligible high school.

Scholarships

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers non-need based scholarships including the Honors Scholarships and Minority Honor Scholarship. The Financial Aid Office has information on scholarships available to continuing students.
Scholarships are not awarded as part of a financial aid "package," but such awards, if received, are considered a student resource and may affect the types and amounts of aid the student may receive.

Veterans Administration

Many veterans of military service are eligible for monthly benefits to attend college. Additional assistance is provided to disabled veterans. Children of deceased and disabled veterans are also eligible for benefits. Inquiries should be directed to the Regional Office of the Veterans Administration (1-888-GIBILL1) or the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Veterans' Adviser, Dempsey Hall 146D, (920) 424-1804.

Student Budgeting

Financial aid, which students receive from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, will complement the other resources of students in order to meet their total financial need. It will be the responsibility of aid recipients to budget all of those resources with attention to the following considerations:

(1) Payment for tuition, fees, books, room and board should take precedence over other expenditures; (2) earnings from summer and academic term employment should be spread over the entire academic term; (3) expected parental contribution should be discussed with parents in advance of the school year (In some cases, a PLUS loan to replace the parental contribution may be appropriate); (4) changes in a family's financial circumstances should be reported to the Financial Aid Office; (5) the Financial Aid Office should be notified of special educational or emergency expenses of the student; (6) a student living in the residence hall should be aware that his/her budget is based upon the cost of a double room; no additional allowance is made for a student occupying a single room; (7) in choosing off-campus housing, the student should keep in mind financial aid budget limitations; (8) a student should not accept a loan without full consideration of repayment obligations; and (9) the Financial Aid Office can provide financial counseling.

Further Information

It should be noted that because of the number and complexity of financial aid programs, only basic descriptions of the various sources of aid can be provided here. No attempt is made to provide a comprehensive listing of all the considerations in assessing financial need and determining eligibility for funds.

Furthermore, all guidelines for administering financial aid programs are subject to change at any time as the result of legislative action or administrative mandate from the federal and state agencies responsible for the direction of the programs.

The awarding of financial aid to students depends upon each student's eligibility and the availability of funds. If funds are exhausted, eligibility is meaningless. As funds are often insufficient to meet the need, the importance of early application cannot be overemphasized.

Contact: Financial Aid Office, Dempsey Hall 104. 
Phone: (920) 424-3377
E-Mail: fao@uwosh.edu
Web Site: www.uwosh.edu/fin_aid/
Other Resources
www.fafsa.gov
www.studentaid.ed.gov
Net Price Calculator:
www.uwosh.edu/vsacalculator/financial-aid-award-estimator.html

 

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