Financial Aid Eligibility
To be eligible for Financial Aid you must:
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
If you receive Title IV Federal Financial aid, you are required to have your funds prorated based on the number of days your are enrolled. This proration is effective through 60% of the semester and is calculated to comply with Federal Return of Title IV Funds regulations. All Title IV repayments are your responsibility and are charged to the your account.
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 your responsibility and are charged to the your account.
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
We verify your financial aid eligibility when funds are posted to the your UWA account. Adjustments based on enrollment status (drops or adds) are made through the last day to add courses each term.
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)
6> credit hours = full time
3 credit hours = half time
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