Financial Aid

In this video, Heather Miller, Financial Assistance Advisor, describes the services and goals of the UIW Office of Financial Assistance to support students with the financial aspects of a college education.

Financial Aid at a Glance

Update on Office of Financial Assistance and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In support of the efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Office of Financial Assistance is operating remotely at this time. We are providing virtual counseling and promoting resources for students to access aid information online through our Contact Us/Virtual Counseling page, which lists FAQs and includes self-service options to complete tasks remotely.

Advisors are available by email at or telephone at (210) 829-6008 during office hours. Our Virtual Counter is open without an appointment from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Monday - Friday and Zoom counseling is available by request.


Quick Facts

  • 98% of UIW first time freshmen received financial assistance
  • 49% of UIW first time freshmen were eligible for Pell grant
  • $21,610 is the average amount of need-based scholarships and grants awarded to full-time, first-time freshmen
Statistics based on 2019-2020 annual reporting

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid (grants, work-study, and loans) to pay for college. You (and your parent, if dependent) will need to create an FSA ID before starting the process. Applications for the following year open October 1st.

Access your financial assistance information through BannerWeb to view requirements needed to complete your file, verify what you have been awarded, and see when your aid will be disbursed.

View and securely upload forms to the Office of Financial Assistance.

  • 2021-2022 Main Campus Information Sheet (PDF)
    Use this information to learn about applying, eligibility and general costs for the 2021-2022 award year.
  • 2021-2022 Main Campus Estimated Cost Worksheet (PDF)
    Use this worksheet to estimate your costs for the 2021-2022 award year. Remember, your bill is not necessarily the same as the total cost of attendance on your award letter. Your billed (direct) charges will depend upon where you choose to live, your meal plan, etc.

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Other Initiatives

iGrad Sign Up

As a UIW student, you need to activate your iGrad account. iGrad personalizes financial information for your specific situation and needs, based on the questions you answer and the content you access. Included in the iGrad platform is a student loan tracking tool to prepare you for loan payments after graduation, scholarship search engine, budgeting tools, live counselors and a job/internship search module.

Registration is available now by accessing "iGrad" through Cardinal Apps!

TEG Thank You Project

Are you a TEG recipient? Take the opportunity to say "thanks!"