Financial Aid & Scholarships
We are not financial aid experts, but we want to pass on some information that may be helpful in your journey toward college.
FAFSA and Other Resources
You must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Financial Aid) form online to be eligible for financial aid and to be able to receive a financial aid package. The FAFSA is free to complete. You may file your FAFSA beginning October 1st using your previous year's tax information. The latest submission date for the FAFSA may vary by institution, so be sure to pay attention to deadlines.
A few out-of-state colleges require the CSS Financial Aid Profile in addition to the FAFSA form, and there is a fee for submission. Check with your college to see if you need this. There is a video below to help you if you need to complete this.
We strongly encourage ALL families to fill out the FAFSA. Use the resources below to help you on your way.
- Federal Student Aid website
- FAFSA Form
- Reporting Parent Information on the FAFSA
- A Simpler FAFSA Application for 2024-2025 - Here's What You Need to Know
- Wyatt (your friendly digital FAFSA advisor)
- College Goal Wisconsin
- FAFSA Assets - How student and parent assets affect your financial aid
- FAFSA Income Limits - How student and parent income affects your financial aid
- FAFSA Questions answered by Stand Out College Prep
- finaid.org - The Go-To Guide for College Financial Aid
- I'd Like More Financial Aid, Please - How to make a financial aid appeal
- It's time to complete the FAFSA! step by step
- UW Help - Preferred Filing Dates
- Wisconsin Tuition Promise
Free Webinar (from ACT)
Demystifying the Financial Aid Appeals Process
"COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways including financial changes. This webinar provides help for families who've experienced economic loss or financial instability. Learn from experts on
- What a financial aid appeal is
- Factors that may qualify students to seek an appeal
- A tool that can help them request the appeal.
Financial Aid for International Students
The following websites will be helpful for our international students hoping to continue studying in the USA.
Financial Aid Help Videos
FAFSA Help Videos
Other Help Videos
One of the best resources for help in paying for college will be found on the website of the actual institution you are attending. Be sure to look at all of their scholarships and be sure to apply for all that you qualify for.
There is also a scholarship list located in Naviance under the Colleges tab. This list is made from information we've found from local scholarship sources and represent scholarships that have been awarded to Xavier students within recent years past.
Other scholarship websites you may want to check out:
This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.