Your education is within reach, and we're here to help

At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, we are here to assist you on your journey as you apply for financial aid, explore your options, and make a plan to finance your education. It is important to us that you have the information you need along the way and understand how to use financial literacy resources. 

Whether you are applying to the UW-Platteville campus or the branch campuses at Richland and Baraboo Sauk County, follow these instructions to start your financial aid process.

Financial Aid Eligibility

To be considered for federal and state financial aid, you must meet the following guidelines:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Have earned a high school diploma, GED or HSED certificate
  • Have been admitted to UW-Platteville as a degree-seeking student
  • Demonstrate financial need (except for Federal Unsubsidized Direct, Parent PLUS, or Alternative loans)
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Have registered with Selective Service (if required)
  • Be current (not in default) on any educational loans, and not owe a repayment on any federal grant
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress once in school in accordance with federal regulations
  • Enroll in at least six credits per semester for undergraduate students, and five credits for graduate students