Before anything, it’s important to file for financial aid when heading out to college. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid – or FAFSA – is available every year on October 1 and it’s a good plan to fill it out as soon as possible, since some funding is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You don’t want to lose out! The FAFSA can typically be filled out within half an hour or so.
All U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens qualify for aid, with grants, loans, and work-study available, depending on financial need. Plus, Parkside awards over a quarter million dollars in scholarship money each year to deserving students, with some scholarships based on majors, test scores, leadership and/or community service experience. You need to be admitted to the university by February in order to qualify for these Parkside scholarships, so get those applications in early!
Parkside is one of the most affordable institutions in Wisconsin and offers multiple ways you can finance your education. And our helpful financial aid counselors are here to help answer your questions when it comes to making this important investment in yourself and your future.