WAUKESHA – More than 70 students from area high schools attended the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha’s College Goal Wisconsin 2014 event Saturday, and one attendee even came away with a $1,000 scholarship.
Wauwatosa West High School’s Tiffany Paczesny won one of 22 $1,000 scholarships given away statewide during the ninth annual event.
College Goal Wisconsin provides free assistance to Wisconsin’s college-bound students who need help completing the completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal Government requires a FAFSA from all students seeking financial aid, including grants and loans, to attend and pay for college.
College Goal Wisconsin is sponsored by the Wisconsin Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA) and is designed to address the needs of low-income and first-generation college students who are completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Completing the FAFSA is the first step for students to overcome their financial burdens and pursue their goals of higher education.
UW–Waukesha has the largest enrollment among the 13 UW Colleges campuses. These freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online comprise the UW Colleges. They offer an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs.
In addition, UW-Waukesha offers several collaborative bachelor’s degrees through UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh. Starting this fall, UW-Waukesha is offering the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree completion program, a bachelor’s degree that can be earned at UW-Waukesha in collaboration with UW-Parkside. The degree is conferred by UW Colleges. Classes are taught by faculty from both UW-Waukesha and UW-Parkside.