Financial Information

The University of the Incarnate Word has developed a program of financial assistance that enables you to obtain the small class environment, personalized instruction, and quality academic programs that distinguish us as a private university.

The primary purpose of student financial assistance is to provide resources to students who would otherwise be unable to pursue a post-secondary education. Financial assistance programs are designed to supplement a family’s efforts to meet educational costs. The financial assistance philosophy at UIW is to meet the direct costs or financial need of all eligible students until funds are exhausted.

To be considered for most types of financial assistance at UIW, a student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a University of the Incarnate Word Student Information Form, and other documents as required by the office of Financial Assistance for every year that you want to be considered. A student must also be accepted by UIW and be enrolled in a degree-seeking program. In most cases, only students who are citizens or eligible non-citizens can apply for financial assistance.

Students applying for financial assistance are considered for all programs for which they are eligible, including federal, state and institutional programs. Financial Assistance is awarded on a first come, first serve basis (April 1st priority deadline); therefore, it is important to begin the application process as early as possible. Copies of the FAFSA and the Student Information forms may be obtained at the Office of Financial Assistance, located on the bottom floor of the Administration Building (below the Chapel) on main campus.

Non-degree status: Students with non-degree status are not eligible for financial aid.