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.

  • - 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.
  • 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 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.

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  • FAFSA4Caster - Use to forecast an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid.
  • The Financial Aid Information Page - This is an exhaustive compilation of World Wide Web resources of interest to financial aid applicants.
  • Federal Loan Consolidation - Learn if Loan Consolidation is a viable option for you.
  • 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
  • Gilman International Scholarship Program - Aid to undergraduates who wish to study abroad.
  • Great Lakes - 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.
  • - 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.