900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141
Office of Financial Aid, UW-Parkside
PO Box 2000
Kenosha, WI. 53141-2000
Phone: (262) 595-2574
Fax: (262) 595-2216
The primary responsibility to pay college expenses rests with students and their families. The UW-Parkside Student Financial Aid office determines a student's eligibility for financial aid based on information submitted to our office through the use of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This analysis of a family's financial strength, a process called "need analysis," includes consideration of family income and assets, number of children in college and, if appropriate, special circumstances.
UW-Parkside financial aid applies to the difference between your UW-Parkside costs and what the need analysis determines you and your family can pay toward those costs. Financial aid is meant to supplement a family's own resources; it is not intended to fund a student's entire cost of education.
NOTE: Please notify our office if you have received funds from outside agencies. Notification of students receiving funds from outside agencies, tuition reimbursement, or outside scholarships may reduce the amount of aid the student has been awarded for the academic award year. If the student has already received financial aid funds, a repayment may be required from the student back to the school.
According to federal legislation, effective July 1, 2011, repeated courses may only count towards financial aid eligibility if:
a) the course was previously failed or
b) the course was previously passed only once
This means a student who fails a class may repeat a class and have it count as credit toward their
enrollment status for financial aid purposes, but a student who has already passed a class may only repeat the class once (e.g., to receive a better grade) and have these credits count toward financial
The Financial Aid Office does not determine if you may repeat a class, only whether you may be eligible
for financial aid for a repeat class. For more information on the university policy regarding repeated coursework, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 262-595-2574.
U.S. Department of Education References
UW-Parkside Registration Policies for Retaken and Repeatable Courses
The UW-Parkside Academic Catalog documents UW-Parkside's Registration policies for Retaken and Repeatable Courses. Please keep in mind that fedederal financial aid regulations guide the number of times a student can receive federal student aid for the same class being taken.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
In return for accepting public funds from supporting federal and state financial aid programs, students are expected to maintain satisfactory progress toward obtaining an undergraduate degree. Students failing to maintain adequate progress, as set forth in the following standards, will have their financial aid eligibility revoked. Click to view the complete Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
To print the applicable Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form, click the link below. In order to view and print this form you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader.
In order to be eligible for most financial aid, you must be registered at least half-time (6 credits undergraduate, 4 credits graduate) each semester. Your initial financial aid award will be based on the assumption that you will register full-time. The initial aid offer may have to be reduced if you register for less than full-time. If you are eligible for a Pell Grant, you may be eligible for a small portion of that grant even if you enroll less than half-time.
Financial Aid Disbursements and Credit Level
Your enrollment level at the end of the 100% refund period will be used to determine aid award levels if a financial aid application is on file at that time.
Policy on Return of Federal Financial Aid Funds
Students who receive Financial Aid should be aware that in some cases, they may have their Financial Aid adjusted due to credit drops and withdraws. These adjustments could affect the overall refund a student will receive and may cause the student to owe a university bill.
When a Student Drops Credits
When a student drops or adds credits during the 100% tuition adjustment period for that course, their Financial Aid award may have to be adjusted. The Federal Pell Grant will be adjusted based on the number of credits the student is taking. After the 100% adjustment period, there will be no aid adjustments for a drop or add unless the course has not started yet.
When a Student Withdraws
Federal law specifies how a school determines the amount of federal financial aid students have earned and how much must be repaid to the federal aid programs when the student withdraws from school during the semester. The amount of aid earned will be calculated based on the percentage of the term the student attended. The percentage earned equals the number of calendar days completed before withdrawal divided by the total number of calendar days in the semester. When a student has received federal financial aid in excess of the percentage earned, the funds must be returned. The student may be responsible for repayment of unearned financial aid, in addition to any fees owed to the University. Amounts to be repaid will be added to the student's University bill. Payments for any amounts due are to be made to the Cashiers Office. Loans are to be repaid to the lender per the terms of the loan agreement. Lender information can be found by logging on to the National Student Loan Database System at www.nslds.ed.gov.
Financial Programs available at UW-Parkside
Financial aid at UW-Parkside consists of scholarships, grants, loans, and work opportunities. The funds for these financial aid programs come from UW-Parkside, the Federal government, the State of Wisconsin, and private lenders. Institutional, federal, and state rules and regulations govern financial aid programs. A UW-Parkside financial aid award is generally a combination of various types and sources of aid. See Types of Aid for more information.
Grants at UW-Parkside are a need-based form of financial aid. Grants do not have to be paid back. Students must apply for grant funding each year with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). UW-Parkside participates in the following grant programs: Federal Pell Grant, the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, The State of Wisconsin Higher Education Grant, the Talent Incentive Program Grant, and the Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar program. For more information on Grants, click here.
For information and help regarding UW-Parkside scholarships, contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid at: email@example.com or call 262-595-2428 directly. Through gifts from private donors, UW-Parkside offers more than 100 scholarships for entering freshmen, transfers and continuing students. Scholarships range from $500 to full tuition with the average award being $1,200. An online application is available beginning late November each year. The university requires that applicants submit one online application by the annual deadline: Feb. 1. Applicants will be considered for all UW-Parkside scholarships for which they meet eligibility. All awards are made by April 1st. The Music, Art and Theatre Arts departments require audition and/or portfolio review. Contact those departments directly for more information.
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based form of financial aid. Students are paid from a mix of federal and UW-Parkside funds. A work-study award is the amount a student could potentially earn if employed on campus. Students locate on- or off-campus employment with the help of the UW-Parkside Career Services Office. Students are paid biweekly.
The Career Services Office, Wyllie Hall, room D173, also lists on- or off- campus jobs available to students whether they have Federal Work-Study eligibility or not.
Loans are monies that must be paid back. The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program is the primary source of loan funds to students at UW-Parkside. Families also utilize the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), a federal loan applied for by parents of an eligible student. For more information about Student Loans click here.