Office of Financial Assistance
4301 Broadway, Box 308
San Antonio, TX 78209
The Great Scholarship Search (Online Workshop)
Midas-izing Your Scholarship Application (Online Workshop)
The Office of Financial Assistance offers a comprehensive resource center for students to research alternative financial aid opportunities. The resource center is equipped with computer hardware and software that allows students to transmit their FAFSA via the Internet, look for scholarships via the Internet or research specific loan information.
We also offer online workshops to help you refine your scholarship search and prepare for the application process. (See our online workshop listings for more information.)
Grants are a type of "gift-aid." These are financial aid funds awarded to you because UIW determined you met specific eligibility requirements. These funds do not have to be repaid and the amount you receive is based on a combination of your financial need, cost of attendance, and enrollment status. Grant funding is limited, and we encourage you to complete and submit your FAFSA and UIW Student Information Form (SIF) as early as possible each year in order to apply for these funds.
The following grants are accepted by UIW for undergraduate students:
Students seeking a second Bachelor’s degree and graduate students are not eligible for Federal grants but may be eligible for State grants if they demonstrate need and meet specific requirements.
ADCaP and UIW Online students may be eligible for Pell grants, but not state grants due to their reduced tuition. With the exception of the Federal Pell Grant, students must be registered full-time to receive grant assistance.
UIW is committed to rewarding the academic accomplishments of first-time freshmen and transfer students. Academic scholarships and grants are merit-based forms of financial aid. You must meet the criteria indicated below to be eligible for an academic scholarship or grant at UIW. Your transcripts and ACT and/or SAT scores will be evaluated to determine eligibility. No additional scholarship application is needed. As these scholarships and grants are merit-based, financial need is not a criterion.
The University of the Incarnate Word recognizes the academic achievement of freshman and transfer applicants by offering merit-based aid. Academic transcripts and ACT and/or SAT scores are evaluated during the admissions process, at which time eligibility for merit aid is determined.
Academic scholarship funds for incoming freshmen and transfer students are awarded to you by the UIW Admissions Office at the time of your acceptance and may be used to offset the costs of tuition only. Current policy states you must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (gpa) in order to renew these funds each year. The university will maintain the renewal for all students meeting the 3.0 gpa requirement; and in addition, renewals will also be open to students that complete 75% of all coursework attempted with a 2.0 cumulative gpa.
The expansion in the renewal requirement ensures that students will not drop courses in order to maintain the 3.0 gpa, and will encourage students to take and complete the most challenging coursework they can. It is a priority that students be making academic progress towards graduation, and not making scheduling or enrollment decisions around considerations towards renewing their Academic Scholarship or Award. Renewal requirements for state grants and federal grants have not been altered. For more information, check out the UIW scholarship estimator at www.uiw.edu/admissions/scholestimators.html.
Upgrade Your Aid Scholarship - The UIW Upgrade Your Aid program is available to main campus, undergraduate students who have at least a 3.2 GPA and were enrolled full time (12 hours fall/12 hours spring) in the prior year. The value of the Upgrade Your Aid Scholarship is $1,000 per year; and will be awarded automatically to students who meet the GPA/enrollment qualifications at the end of the spring term.
For first-time freshman and transfer students who are nominated by a graduate of UIW. The MARS is awarded for $1,000 for first-year only. Interested alumni should complete the nomination form and forward it to the Alumni Office. The deadline for nominations is February 1 of each year.
Each Phi Theta Kappa member from an accredited 2-year institution will be awarded a $2000 per year scholarship. Recipients must be a current member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.45 or higher. Students currently enrolled in dual credit programs are not eligible for the scholarship.
For further information, contact the Office of Admissions at 210-829-6005.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, UIW offers athletic scholarships in a number of men's and women's sports. UIW adheres to NCAA eligibility guidelines and scholarship offers are given at the discretion of the head coach. If you are interested in the UIW athletic program, contact the Athletic Office at (210) 829-2722.[To Top]
UIW has a long tradition in the performing arts and recognizes students with extraordinary talents in the areas of art, dance, music, and theatre. Scholarships of varying amounts are available on a limited basis. Students must contact the designated department for information on audition dates.
|Fine Arts||Mr. Miguel Cortinas||(210) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Theatre||Dr. Robert Ball||(210) email@example.com|
|Music||Mr. William Gokelman||(210) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marching Band||Mr. William Gokelman||(210) email@example.com|
The UIW Nursing Department tracks a variety of nursing scholarships. Information on these programs is posted on the Nursing Scholarships website hosted by that department.
The Baptist Health Foundation has partnered with the School of Nursing at UIW to provide scholarships for financially needy students in both the Master's and DNP nursing programs who have demonstrated academic promise and are interested in pursuing a teaching career in nursing. The 2014-15 application is not yet available.
Last update 04/24/2014.