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Eligibility for Aid

To be eligible for financial aid, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be United States Citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. (International students are not eligible for aid).
  • Carry at least six credits per semester (or three credits in the summer). Exceptions may be made to the six-credit rule for Pell Grant funding.
  • Demonstrate financial need for most types of aid. There are some exceptions to this rule. See the section types of aid for more details.
  • Not have defaulted on any educational loan or owe a repayment on any previous federal grant provided by any post secondary institution.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the UW Colleges catalog.

Students already having a baccalaureate degree are not eligible for grant funds. However, they may be eligible for loans or the work-study program if enrolled in a second degree.

Apply for Aid

REMINDER: YOU MUST APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID EACH YEAR