Additional Links to non UWM Resources

The following is a list of financial-aid related links that may be of interest to our readers. These sites are not UWM official pages.

  • 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Web site - The 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Web site offers general information for managing personal finances and does not recommend specific financial actions. For financial advice tailored to your situation, please contact an expert such as a CPA or a personal financial advisor.
  • Access Ready - A free service provided by PNC to help students and families understand the long-term impact the choices they make about paying for college have on their future.  This tool is structured to educate on the borrowing process, building a financial plan and gauging projected student loan debt against potential earnings after graduation.
  • Air Force ROTC - Air Force ROTC national web site.
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Army ROTC - Army ROTC national web site.
  • Cash Course - Tools for managing your money!
  • - College Affordability and Transparency Center.
  • CollegeNet - This is a website where students can research forms of financial aid from scholarships and grants to loans. Students can also research different schools, programs and other education related topics.
  • - Practical advice and resources to help you with FAFSA completion and paying for college.  Visit regularly for updated information on completing the FAFSA and other paying for college topics.
  • College Board - Offers an overview of financial-aid-options as well as a scholarship search tool that scours more than 2,200 programs involving financial aid, scholarships, and internships.
  • College Reality Check - Compare net price, graduation rates, and debt repayment & earnings among colleges.
  • Compass Guide - In addition to general information on career, college and apprenticeship choices, this website has Milwaukee's first searchable database of local scholarship information.
  • Debt Resolution - The centralized web portal for information and activities related to defaulted education debt for the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Department of Education Home Page - Get the latest information from the Department of Education.
  • Direct Loan Consolidation - Learn if Loan Consolidation is a viable option for you.
  • Direct Loan Web Site - Get the latest information on direct loans.
  • EDVEST Wisconsin - Wisconsin's educational investment program.
  • FAFSA On The Web - Online form to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid over the Internet.

    Link to FAFSA on the Web at

  • FAFSA4caster - Use to forecast an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid.

    Link to FAFSA4caster on the Web at

  • The Financial Aid Information Page - This is an exhaustive compilation of World Wide Web resources of interest to financial aid applicants.
  • Feed the Pig - a program from the AICPA that has many helpful articles and tips about spending, saving and managing money habits.

  • Financial Aid Wisdom - Practical Tips about Paying for College
  • - Easy to understand financial aid definitions as well as tips on searching and applying for scholarships.
  • Gilman International Scholarship Program - Aid to undergraduates who wish to study abroad.
  • Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation -Guarantor and Federal loan servicer for Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL) as well as Federal Direct Loans. Many student loan borrowers from Wisconsin will have their loans serviced by Great Lakes.
  • International Scholarships - A resource for international students.
  • Kiplinger - Kiplinger's information on paying for college.
  • KnowHow2Go - Resource for career, college, and financial aid for middle school through senior year in high school.
  • Mapping Your Future - Resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information.
  • My College Money Plan - Learn how to plan for the costs of higher education and gain money management skills that last a lifetime.
  • - The U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
  • NASFAA Resources for Students, Parents, and Counselors - Financial Aid resource developed by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
  • NASFAA Videos - A collection of videos that contain objective, reliable information about federal student aid, the GI Bill, armed forces scholarships, income tax, and more.
  • National Student Loan Data System - This is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. This site displays information on loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, etc.
  • Office of Student Financial Aid Ombudsman - This department works with student loan borrowers to informally resolve loan disputes and problems.
  • Request a PIN - If you haven't been given a PIN (Personal Identification Number) from the Department of Education yet, you may request one here. This can be used to access personal information and to file a renewal FAFSA.

    Link to PIN Web site at

  • - The internet guide to 529 plans.
  • State Grants for foster children - Contact information for students that are or were in foster care regarding eligibility requirements to receive funding of up to $5,000 per year.
  • - Allows users to find federal student aid information, apply for federal aid and repay student loans.  The site is designed to be fully accessible on tablets and smartphones. 
  • Student Basics for Financial Literacy-informational guide about scholarships, loans and planning for the future.
  • Student Debt Repayment Assistant -- Online tool offered by the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that can help you evaluate possible student loan repayment options.
  • StudentJobs-federal - Designed entirely for students, whether you are in high school, college, or graduate school, this site is for you. You have 24/7 access to internships, co-ops, summer employment, volunteer opportunities, and permanent part-time or full-time positions.
  • UW HELP Online - This website provides helpful information about paying for college.
  • U Hafta Fafsa - - Everything you wanted to know about the FAFSA.