Financial Aid Checklist

Use this checklist to guide you through the process of applying for financial aid, estimating costs, activating your Ranger Choice Card and more. If you need help through any process, feel free to contact our Financial Aid Office. We are here to help make your journey to UW-Parkside as simple as possible!

For more information about everything here, visit the Financial Aid Office page.


Apply for aid - Visit to apply for financial aid and be sure to add UW-Parkside to list of schools receiving your information by using the following FAFSA School Code: 00501

Check your SOLAR account -  The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid may need additional documents to process your financial aid, you can find that information by signing into SOLAR with your NetID and password.

Accept financial aid awards - In your SOLAR account visit the Campus Finances section of your menu to accept/decline financial aid awards.

Estimate Your Cost - To determine cost of attendance at UW-Parkside you can try our Net Price Calculator or use the FAFSA4Caster from the Federal Student Aid website.

Finding Alternatives - Our Financial Aid Office will gladly help you find other ways to cover tuition/fees if you do not receive enough financial aid.

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