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February 9, 2017

Providing faster financial aid decisions to students and families

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Students and families are receiving financial aid decisions faster thanks to a new paperless electronic application process developed by the Office of Student Financial Aid in partnership with UW Information Technology. The office receives more than 79,000 applications every year for financial aid. During peak submission periods, students and their families may wait up to three months for a decision. The three-year modernization effort underway is speeding up this process.