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Financial Aid

Overview

There are several things to consider when a student leaves the institution. Whether you're graduating, transferring to another school, or withdrawing, all may have an effect on your current and future financial aid eligibility. Follow the guidelines below in order to determine what financial aid steps you’ll need to take and other considerations when leaving UW-Green Bay.

If You Are Graduating

As you prepare for graduation, there are some important steps you'll want to review.

  1. Apply for graduation in SIS the semester prior to when you plan to graduate.
  2. Notify the Financial Aid office as soon as you know you are graduating in December, as it may affect your current term eligibility.
  3. Make sure to update the Student Information System with any changes to your contact information before and after graduation.
  4. Complete Exit Counseling for Federal Direct Loans and/or Perkins Loans if you have borrowed from either or both programs.
  5. Review the Repayment/Cancellation of Loans section and Loan Consolidation section to find out more about ways to make repayment easier.

If You Are Transferring

Once you are certain that you will be transferring to another institution, you must:

  1. Notify the UW-Green Bay Student Services Center of your intentions to transfer and request that your future financial aid is cancelled. This will allow your new school to award and disburse financial aid to you.
  2. Cancel your enrollment for any future terms at UW-Green Bay.
  3. Financial Aid does not transfer from one school to another. You will need to update your FAFSA with the new school's information in order for the new school to receive your FAFSA and provide you with an aid award based on their awarding policies and funding limits. To update your FAFSA:
    • Go to www.fafsa.gov and log in
    • Make a Correction
    • Scroll through using next button and add the new school’s code, select the correct housing type
    • Scroll through using the next button, review changes
    • Submit the corrected record
    • Follow up with the new school regarding your financial aid award at that school.
  4. Complete Exit Counseling for Federal Direct Loans and/or Perkins Loans if you have borrowed from either or both programs.

If You Are Withdrawing

Withdrawing means that you are dropping not just one but ALL courses at the University during a given term. If you are considering withdrawing, it is recommended that you meet with a Financial Aid Adviser to review the financial aid implications of withdrawing from the University. Withdrawing can affect current financial aid (aid you've already received), as well as future financial aid eligibility. It is important to be aware of the following information regarding your financial aid, prior to withdrawing:

  1. Review the Return to Title IV policy
  2. Complete Exit Counseling for Federal Direct Loans and/or Perkins Loans if you have borrowed from either or both programs.
  3. Be aware of the University's SAP Policy (Satisfactory Academic Progress), as withdrawing after the add/drop period may have an effect on future aid eligibility.
  4. Review the Repayment/Cancellation of Loans section and Loan Consolidation section to find out more about ways to make repayment easier.