Tips for filling out the FAFSA
  • Have your tax information on hand and ready to copy. Roughly 30% of all FAFSA's will be selected by the Department of Education for Verification. Without that documentation, Financial Aid cannot be processed.

  • When initially filling out the FAFSA, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. The IRS DRT is the most convenient way to import your income into your FAFSA. If you are ineligible for the DRT use information that comes from your Tax Returns. If your financial 
    situation has changed, you must work with your Financial Aid Office to change your FAFSA after initial submission.

  • Completely fill out the FAFSA, leaving blanks only slows the process

  • Remember, this is a legal document being submitted to a federal agency: fibbing is a felony

  • The earlier you submit your FAFSA, the more likely that you will be eligible for Wisconsin State Grants

For more information about federal student aid and filling out the FAFSA check out the resources below:




Lac Courte Oreilles

Ojibwe College 

Federal School Code for FAFSA 017199.

Wisconsin State Scholarships & Grants

Wisconsin State Grants are offered on a first-come first-served basis determined by when FAFSA was completed. Therefore, the earlier that you complete your FAFSA, the greater the possibility of obtaining a State Grant.


Other grants are also available through your Financial Aid Office but have specialized criteria and limited budgets.


You can find information on Wisconsin State Student Grants -- including the Wisconsin Indian Grant -- here.

*Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College has elected to not provide Student Loans to its students.