Aid and Award Process

The process of applying for financial aid is an important part of preparing for your education at UIW. Find information on applying for aid, understanding your award letter and exploring next steps to complete your financial aid file.

Apply for Financial Aid

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial assistance (grants, work-study and loans) to pay for college. You (and your parent, if you are a dependent student) will need to create an FSA ID before starting the process. Be sure to include UIW on your FAFSA, using school code 003578 so we receive your application. The FAFSA for the following year opens October 1.

  • Resources for Non-U.S.Citizens
    Explore options available to non-U.S. citizens which are not dependent upon the FAFSA.
  • International Student Emergency Fund
    International students who are experiencing severe economic hardship may apply for the International Student Emergency Fund. Limited funds may be disbursed based on individual circumstance and is subject to funding availability. For more information, students seeking emergency funds may request the International Student Emergency Fund application at
  • Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)
    Students classified as a Texas resident, who are ineligible to apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA, can complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). The TASFA application is used to determine eligibility for state-funded grant aid, which is the Texas Equalization Grant (TEG) up to $3,300 annually.
    Once admitted to UIW, submit your signed TASFA and documents using the secure uploader.
    Documents required to be submitted for the TASFA:
    • Texas Residency Affidavit
      Must be notarized – the state has not authorized any leniency on this notarization. However, some notaries do offer online notarization services. Contact a notary near you to verify options.
    • Signed copy of parents' 2018 tax return (if they filed) for 2020-2021 TASFA
      Signed copy of parents' 2019 tax return (if they filed) for 2021-2022 TASFA
      Note: If parents earned enough to be required to file, but did NOT file, you will not be eligible for TEG.
    • Male students only
      Proof of selective service registration or eligibility for exemption.

Additional Resources

Main Campus Undergraduate

Financial Assistance Guides and Checklists

Cost Information

Understanding Your Awards

Main Campus Graduate

SPS Undergraduate

SPS Graduate

Professional Programs