I’m trying to complete the FASFA but am running into issues. Why can’t I get in?
The 2024-25 FASFA form has been significantly redesigned. That process caused a delay to the release of the FASFA and now the U.S. Department of Education occasionally needs to pause it to perform maintenance and make technical updates to improve the experience as they work out pinch points.
When can I expect my financial aid award?
The U.S. Department of Education recently notified campuses that they will not receive student information from submitted FASFA forms until mid-March. Once we receive student information, it can take several weeks to process and prepare financial aid awards. We will make every effort to get your financial aid package to you as soon as we can – we hope to have packages ready by late April/early May for first-year students and in June for transfer students.
How will I receive my financial aid award?
To receive your award, you must ensure that you have completed the 2024-25 FASFA and have responded to requests for additional information (such as your SSN or verification process). If we have all the needed pieces, you will receive an email and printed award letter in the mail.
When is the deadline to apply for Financial Aid?
We recommend applying before the start of the term so that you have the information you need to make informed financial decisions and so that your aid can be applied prior to the tuition due date. So, rest assured, even with the delays in processing, you do have plenty of time to apply for and receive aid.
How do I check the status of my FAFSA form?
To check the status of your 2024–25 FASFA form, log in to StudentAid.gov. You can find your application status in the Status Center under “My Activity,” which displays after you log in.
Can my parent and I share the same account username and password (FSA ID)?
Beginning with the 2024–25 FAFSA form, all contributors must create their own FSA ID to access and complete their portion of the FAFSA form. Starting December 2023, contributors without an SSN can create an FSA ID.
I applied for Stout University Foundation Scholarships, when will I be notified?
Non-need-based scholarships are in the process of being awarded, but need-based scholarships will be awarded after the FAFSA has been received and processed.
How can I estimate my Financial Aid?
StudentAid.gov has an estimator you can use to see how much federal student aid you may be eligible for in the 2024-25 award year. Access the tool at https://studentaid.gov/aid-estimator.
Where can I find additional resources and support for financial planning?
In addition to the Financial Aid Office, UW-Stout has a Financial Wellness & Literacy Center. Our center aims to equip students with essential financial knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about creating a plan to pay for college, budgeting, scholarship searches, food management plans, campus and community resources, and overall financial wellness. Learn more at uwstout.edu/financial-wellness.