Financial Aid at a Glance

We provide virtual counseling and have resources for students to access aid information online through our Contact Us/Virtual Counseling page, which lists FAQs and includes self-service options to complete tasks remotely.

Advisors are available in office, by email at or telephone at (210) 829-6008 during office hours. Zoom appointments are also available by request.

2024 - 2025 FAFSA Update

The 2024 - 2025 FAFSA is open! However, schools will not begin to receive FAFSA data files until March 2024. Therefore, award letters for the 2024 - 2025 school year will not be sent until late April 2024. Prepare to complete your FAFSA by having 2022 tax information available (tax returns and W2s, if applicable) and making sure you have your FSA ID handy. Your parent(s) will also need an FSA ID if you are a dependent student. Keep an eye on your student email for updates!

FAFSA Timeline:

December 2023 - FAFSA opens for submissions

March 2024 (tentative) - Schools will begin receiving FAFSA records; Students can begin submitting corrections, if needed. Schools may begin submitting corrections and completing verification files; Paper FAFSAs will begin to be processed. UIW will contact students regarding any documentation needed in order to clear up problems on their FAFSA. 

Mid-late April 2024 - UIW will begin to send award letters to new students; Returning student awards will follow.

Please note: UIW does not award most aid on a "first-come, first-served" basis. You do not need to rush to complete the FAFSA, but you should still complete it as early as possible to allow the maximum amount of time for planning and budgeting. We recommend completing your FAFSA by April 1, 2024 for Fall 2024 aid.

Need help completing your FAFSA? Come in and see us, or schedule a virtual appointment! We must be able to see your screen in order to efficiently assist you and/or trouble-shoot any problems with completing your FAFSA.

The Office of Financial Assistance will assist you as you progress on your journey to becoming a UIW graduate. Our office is committed to helping you understand the services we provide, the financial options available to pay for school, and the academic requirements that must be met to remain eligible for aid. Our goal is to help you manage any financial barriers that you may encounter and provide resources so your education at UIW is affordable.


Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid (grants, work-study, and loans) to pay for college. You (and your parent, if dependent) will need to create an FSA ID before starting the process. Applications for the following year open Oct. 1.

Explore options available to non-U.S. citizens.

Access your financial assistance information through BannerWeb to view requirements needed to complete your file, verify what you have been awarded, and see when your aid will be disbursed.

View and securely upload forms to the Office of Financial Assistance.

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Quick Facts

  • 99% of UIW first-time freshmen received financial assistance
  • $24,651 average amount of need-based scholarships and grants awarded to full-time, first-time freshmen
  • $212 million in financial aid awarded to UIW students for the 2022 - 2023 school year
Statistics based on 2023 - 2024 annual IPEDS reporting on data from Fall 2022.