Pre-Collegiate School Relations Committee


The Pre-Collegiate School Relations Committee shares their expertise with high school counselors, students, parents, and sometimes teachers about the availability of financial aid and the financial aid application process.

Our major event each year is the High School Counselor Financial Aid Workshop held each fall online and at various locations throughout Wisconsin.  Financial aid administrators from around the state along with personnel from the Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB), the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation pool their expertise and resources to make these workshops informative, engaging, and useful. The program is designed to assist those responsible for counseling Wisconsin high school students about post-secondary financial planning, including the financial aid application process, types of aid, and any changes for the upcoming academic year.

2016 High School Counselor Workshops

Dates: September 12, 2016 - October 6, 2016

Locations: Click here for more information (PDF)

Registration: Click here to register



Review or download the 2016 Workshop Presentation or other workshop materials including:

Hot Topic Handouts:

Dependency Rules

Whose My Parent?

When to Contact the Financial Aid Office


WASFAA Handouts:

Before applying for a Private Loan

Comparing Aid Offers

Cost of Attendance

Helpful Info on the Web


HEAB Handouts:

WI School Code Chart

Program Details

WI Covenant Steps


DPI/WEOP Handouts:

Program Details


Federal Student Aid Handouts:

Comparing Colleges

Dependency Determination

Determing Parent for FAFSA

Federal Loan Programs

If you have questions or need assistance please contact one of the Committee Chairs:

Heather Wilde at  OR Jennifer Weber at


Want to join our Committee?

If you're interested in becoming a member, please feel free to contact one of the current co-chairs; Heather Wilde (Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation) at or Jennifer Weber (UW-Lacrosse) at  Our committee typically meets at WASFAA conferences in the Fall and Spring, via conference calls or in-person when possible, a few times throughout the year.

Current Members

Donna Dahlvang (UW-Superior), Alisha Dean (UW Colleges), Megan DeRusha (UW-Stout), Vicki Gack (Beloit College), Sharon Hunter (DPI/WEOP), Sherrie Nelson (HEAB), Mike Prasher (DPI/WEOP), John Reinemann (HEAB), Lynne Siewert (UW-Madison), Julie Waldvogel-Leitner(Moraine Park Technical College), Jennifer Weber (UW-La Crosse), Heather Wilde (Great Lakes), and Margaret Zitzer (Marquette).