College Access Resource


The College Access Resource 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.

2017 High School Counselor
Workshop Series

Dates and Locations:

  • 9/11 @ UW-Oshkosh (1:00pm)
  • 9/12 @ UW-Marathon County, Wausau
  • 9/13 @ UW-La Crosse (1:00pm)
  • 9/15 @ UW-Eau Claire
  • 9/18 @ Edgewood College, Middleton
  • 9/19 @ UW-Milwaukee (1:45pm - 3:30pm)
  • 9/20 @ Carthage College (1:30pm)
  • * Cancelled 9/22 @ Beloit College
  • *Cancelled 9/28 @ Waukesha County Technical College (9:00am - 11:00am)

    Online Sessions (Requires Internet and Phone Access):

    • 9/26 from 10:00am - 11:30am
    • 10/4 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    *Many of the dates are the same date and/or location of workshops hosted by UW HELP. The WASFAA workshop will begin after a break following the UW HELP session. You will receive further details from your chosen location as the event approaches.

    Registration link:
    **Please Note: Registration for the workshops IS separate from the UW HELP registration!**

    Handouts & Answer Keys for HS Workshops:

    Am I Dependent or Independent?
    Before Applying for Loans Handout
    College Goal WI Flyer
    Comparing Financial Aid Offers
    Cost of Attendance Handout
    Dependency Rules Handout
    Dependency Rules Answer Key
    DPI WEOP Counselor Handout
    When to Contact the Financial Aid Office Handout
    When to Contact the Financial Aid Office Answer Key
    Which Parent to Use Handout
    Which Parent to Use Answer Key
    Who is My Parent?
    Who's My Parent? Info-graphic



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