Office of Financial Assistance
4301 Broadway, Box 308
San Antonio, TX 78209
The UIW Office of Financial Assistance offers a variety of workshops and programs throughout the year designed to assist students in locating additional resources and adapting new financial skills. Because we know your schedule is tight and your free time sparse throughout the day, we've created a series of online workshops on a variety of topics from searching for scholarship funds to budgeting and money management.
You do not need to register for the workshops, nor are you limited to the days/times you can access the courses online. To successfully navigate through the online materials, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 and either Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 or the PowerPoint Viewer 2003. Both the Acrobat Reader and the PowerPoint Viewer are available for download online at no cost.
We encourage you to bookmark this page and visit frequently as new courses and materials will be added throughout the year.
If at any time you have questions regarding the materials, please send us an e-mail.
The Great Scholarship Search (average time-20 minutes): The goal for this course is to provide the student with information that will help in developing a map for a personal scholarship search. In this course you'll learn the finer points of outside scholarships; chart where outside scholarships are likely to be found in your area; visit popular resources for outside funding; and search uncharted territory for new resources.
Midas-izing Your Scholarship Application (average time-20 minutes): The goal for this course is to to provide you with the information you need to develop a solid-gold scholarship application and personal essay. In this course you'll learn how: to identify key components of the scholarship application process, to mine your abilities and achievements, to sift through your experiences and pinpoint “golden nuggets," and refine your personal essay.
All About Work-Study (average time-30 minutes): This course is a requirement for all students planning on contracting for a work-study position. The goal for this course is to help students develop an understanding of how workstudy works. In this course, you'll learn: the eligibility requirements for workstudy, how the workstudy awarding process works, how to apply for workstudy positions, how the hiring process works, what the responsibilities of student workers are, what the supervisor responsibilities are, and the general rules and regulations for work-study. At the end of the course, you must print out a "Certificate of Completion." 1 copy of this form must be provided to the financial aid office; and the student will keep 1 copy to provide to the supervisor of the office/department you contract with.