• ELIGIBILITY

    • have financial need
    • have a high school diploma or GED
    • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree
    • be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
    • have a valid Social Security Number
    • make satisfactory academic progress
    • sign a statement on the FAFSA certifying that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes
    • sign a statement on the FAFSA certifying that you are not in default on a federal student loan and that you do not owe money back on a federal student grant
    • register with the Selective Service, if required

    OFFICIAL WITHDRAWALS: Recipients of Title IV Federal Financial aid are required to have their funds prorated based on the number of days of enrollment. This proration is effective through 60% of the semester and are calculated in accordance with the Federal Return of Title IV Funds regulations. All Title IV repayments are charged to the student’s account and are the responsibility of the student.

    UNOFFICIAL WITHDRAWALS: An unofficial withdrawal is a student that does not successfully complete any courses (receives all “F”, “I” or “X” grades) and did not complete any coursework or participate academically through the 60% point of the semester but did not officially withdraw from the University. An unofficial withdrawal will be calculated according to Federal Return of Title IV Funds requirements and the student will be required to repay a portion of the financial aid received for the term. All Title IV repayments are charged to the student’s account and are the responsibility of the student.

    NO SHOWS: Students who never attend or participate academically in any of their classes are required to repay 100% of the financial aid received for the semester.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students who stop attending all of their classes are required to officially withdraw from the University by contacting the Registrar’s Office.

    DROPS AND ADDS: Financial aid eligibility is verified when funds are posted to the student’s UWA account. Adjustments based on enrollment status (drops or adds) are made through the last day to add courses each term.


    Undergraduates:
    12> credit hours = full time (full Pell Award)
    9 - 11 credit hours = 3/4 time (3/4 Pell Award)
    6 - 8 credit hours = 1/2 time (1/2 Pell Award)
    5< credit hours = less than 1/2 time (Pell depends on EFC)

    Graduates:
    6> credit hours = full time
    3 credit hours = half time

    Minimum Requirements:
    Loans = half time
    Scholarships = full time

    Graduate students taking undergraduate classes must enroll in at least 6 undergraduate credit hours to be half-time.

    Will your grades prevent you from receiving financial aid? 

    SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY