A number of pennies - token coins perhaps left with a passing wish - rest at the feet of the Abraham Lincoln statue atop Bascom Hill.

A number of pennies — token coins perhaps left with a passing wish — rest at the feet of the Abraham Lincoln statue atop Bascom Hill

Financial Resources

The Graduate School’s Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources (OFFR) can help you get a clearer picture of the funding landscape at UW-Madison. Keep in mind that most funding comes from the individual program or department; so be sure to connect with your program’s graduate coordinator or your faculty advisor for more information.  OFFR also hosts workshops for graduate students on finding funding, grant writing, financial education, and more.

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) assists students whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the expenses at UW-Madison. The office also provides counseling to help students manage their money effectively, information on other potential sources of financial assistance (such as employment), debt management counseling, and small short-term loans for emergency situations.

The UWell section on Financial Wellness connects financial fitness to your overall well-being, and includes many local and national resources for effective financial management.

The Center for Financial Security is a research center housed within the School of Human Ecology. The Center offers helpful events and webinars and financial tools.                 

Additional external resources worth noting are: