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General Information

Financial assistance is available to degree-seeking* undergraduate and graduate students enrolling in either the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) or the UIW Virtual University (VU) through the UIW Extended Academic Programs Division.

For details on how to apply, read about the UIW Application Process.

*Traditional financial assistance is not available to students enrolling in Professional Development Programs through the UIW School of Extended Studies.  Students enrolling in these programs who are interested in private financing options (private loans) should contact speedy@careereducationservices.com.

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Students Enrolling in Undergraduate Programs

Programs for undergraduate students in the ADCaP and Virtual programs include:

  • Pell Grants - must meet federal eligibility requirements (based on financial need)
  • Student Loans – must be enrolled at least half-time (at least 6 undergraduate credit hours in any semester, including summer; undergraduate students enrolled in terms of eight weeks or less will not receive disbursements from federal loans until they attend half-time for the overall semester - for example, students taking 3 undergraduate hours in Term 1 and 3 undergraduate hours in Term 2 would not receive funds until term 2 begins)*
  • Endowed Scholarships:  Students must apply for endowed scholarships, have a GPA of 3.6 at time of application, be enrolled full-time (12 undergraduate credit hours), and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 if awarded a scholarship and
  • Outside Scholarships – must meet the requirements set by the individual sponsors of the outside
  • Scholarship programs.

*Undergraduate students must enroll in at least 6 hours at the undergraduate level in order to receive financial aid other than the Pell Grant. 

Important Notes for Undergraduate Students:

  • Undergraduate students in the ADCaP and Virtual programs are not eligible for UIW Academic Scholarships, grants (including federal, state and institutional grants) or workstudy. 
  • All financial aid disbursed by UIW will be used for educational purposes only, within the defined cost of attendance for the period of enrollment.
  • Undergraduate student loans are certified in 8 week term periods.  Students enrolled in these programs who will not enroll in the second Fall or Spring terms may request that the OFA review their eligibility to accelerate their second disbursement (as long as minimum enrollment requirements are met).
  • Undergraduate students must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in order to maintain eligibility for federal financial aid.  Undergraduate students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and successfully complete 75% of all attempted coursework, including all coursework taken at UIW and transferred from another college.
  • Undergraduate students who have received aid (including federal loans) and withdraw (or have registration cancelled) may be subject to returning a portion of those funds to their source.  Students withdrawing or dropping courses prior to loan proceeds posting to their account may not be eligible for those funds.
  • Dropping individual courses may affect aid eligibility.  Please contact our office prior to dropping courses to verify how the change may impact your aid.
  • Financial assistance awards may be adjusted if any reported FAFSA information changes, or if the student receives outside assistance (i.e. Resident Assistant, Graduate Assistant, discounts, outside scholarships, waivers, employer paid tuition, outside scholarships, etc.).  Students must notify our office of any outside resources not awarded through our office.

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Students Enrolling in Graduate Programs

Programs for master's students in the ADCaP and Virtual programs include:

  • Student Loans (Direct Unsubsidized Loans and/or private loans) - must be enrolled at least half-time (at least 4 graduate credit hours in any semester, including summer; graduate students enrolled in terms of eight weeks or less will not receive disbursements from federal loans until they attend half-time for the overall semester - for example, students taking 3 graduate hours in Term 1 and 3 graduate hours in Term 2 would not receive funds until term 2 begins)*
  • Grad PLUS Loan - must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen and enrolled in an eligible post secondary program at least half time
  • Endowed Scholarships:  Students must apply for endowed scholarships, have a GPA of 3.6 at time of application, be enrolled full-time (9 graduate credit hours), and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 if awarded a scholarship and
  • Outside Scholarships – must meet the requirements set by the individual sponsors of the outside
  • scholarship programs.

*Graduate students enrolled in a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses must enroll in at least 4 hours at the graduate level in order to receive financial aid.  Students taking undergraduate coursework required as a pre-requisite for graduate school may receive fderal loans under their undergraduate limits, provided undergraduate aggregate limits have not been exceeded.

Important Notes for Graduate Students:

  • Graduate students in the ADCaP and Virtual programs are not eligible for UIW Academic Scholarships, grants (including federal, state and institutional grants) or workstudy. 
  • All financial aid disbursed by UIW will be used for educational purposes only, within the defined cost of attendance for the period of enrollment.
  • Graduate student loans are certified in 8 week term periods.  Students enrolled in these programs who will not enroll in the second Fall or Spring terms may request that the OFA review their eligibility to accelerate their second disbursement (as long as minimum enrollment requirements are met).
  • Graduate students must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in order to maintain eligibility for federal financial aid.  Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and successfully complete 75% of all attempted coursework, including all coursework taken at UIW and transferred from another college.
  • Graduate students who have received aid (including federal loans) and withdraw (or have registration cancelled) may be subject to returning a portion of those funds to their source.  Students withdrawing or dropping courses prior to loan proceeds posting to their account may not be eligible for those funds.
  • Dropping individual courses may affect aid eligibility.  Please contact our office prior to dropping courses to verify how the change may impact your aid.
  • Financial assistance awards may be adjusted if any reported FAFSA information changes, or if the student receives outside assistance (i.e. Resident Assistant, Graduate Assistant, discounts, outside scholarships, waivers, employer paid tuition, outside scholarships, etc.).  Students must notify our office of any outside resources not awarded through our office.

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Please notify the UIW Office of Financial Assistance if you decide to add, drop, or change courses to ensure that your courses are paid for with your financial aid!

Last update 02/07/2012


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