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    The University of the Arts
   
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalogue

Eligibility for Aid


Financial  
Bachelor’s Degree Holders     Continuing Studies Students     Graduate Students     International Students     Part-time Students     Transfer Students     Undergraduate Students
 


 

Bachelor’s Degree Holders

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and who enroll as undergraduates are eligible to apply for Direct Loans, unless they have previously borrowed the undergraduate maximum under the Direct Loan Program. In some cases these students may also be eligible for University aid. Students are not eligible to receive Pell Grants, PHEAA Grants, FSEOG, or Perkins Loans.

Continuing Studies Students

Students who enroll through the Continuing Education program are eligible for a very limited selection of loan programs. Continuing Education students are not eligible for any other type of financial aid. Contact the Continuing Education Office for additional information.

Graduate Students

Graduate students are eligible to apply for Direct and Direct Grad PLUS Loans and should refer to the section on student loans for further information. Graduate students may also be eligible for non-service based scholarships through the department in which they are enrolled. Contact the departmental office for additional information and application instructions.

Graduate students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to continue to receive financial aid as specified in this catalogue.

Students who have attained a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent are not eligible to receive Pell, PHEAA, FSEOG, FWS, Perkins, and most other forms of financial aid including need-based institutional grants.

Graduate students who are in default on a federal student loan are not eligible to receive assistance of any type while enrolled at the University.

To qualify for financial aid a graduate student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, or eligible non-citizen per federal regulations.
  • Be admitted to the University.
  • Have received a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Not have received a master’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Not have received aid for the maximum number of allowable semesters.
  • Not have defaulted on a previous federal loan.
  • Be matriculated in a program that terminates in a degree.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student. A full-time graduate student must be enrolled for at least 9 credits per semester. The University offers some types of financial aid to part-time students. For graduate students, part time is defined as 4.5-8.5 credits. Some forms of aid are offered to less than full-time students as specifically noted under “Part-time Students.”
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the University.
  • Apply for financial aid by the indicated deadline using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the analysis of the (FAFSA).

International Students

Students who are neither U.S. citizens, nor eligible non-citizens (as confirmed by the federal government), are not eligible to receive any form of Federal Title IV financial aid while enrolled at The University of the Arts.

International students will be reviewed for scholarships when offered admission to the University. Those students who demonstrate exceptional academic and artistic ability will be considered for the University’s Scholarship Program.

International students may be eligible to borrow money through a very limited selection of loan programs. International students must have a U.S. citizen serve as the co-signer on the loan. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services for additional information.

Part-time Students

  • Part-time students who are enrolled in degree programs may be eligible for Pell, University, and PHEAA grants, as well as Direct Loans.
  • Part-time students are subject to all requirements governing the financial aid programs, except that they be enrolled on a full-time basis.
  • Part-time students are not eligible for institutional grant aid.
  • Part-time students should follow application procedures as detailed in this catalogue.

Transfer Students

Undergraduate transfer students are eligible for aid and should apply following the same application procedures as other undergraduates (with exceptions listed below).

Transfer students who have borrowed the undergraduate maximum under the Direct Loan Program are not eligible for continued federal assistance while enrolled at the University.

Any transfer student who is in default on a federal loan or otherwise ineligible for federal aid, is ineligible for financial aid of any type while enrolled at the University, with the exception of some merit aid offered to international students.

Transfer students who enroll for the spring semester should be aware that financial aid received for enrollment during the fall semester at another institution is not transferable. Students must reapply for most forms of aid at the University. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services for additional information and instructions.

Undergraduate Students

To qualify for financial aid an undergraduate student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, or eligible non-citizen per federal regulations.
  • Be admitted to the University.
  • Not have received a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent – some forms of aid, however are offered to post-undergraduate students as specifically noted under the section titled “Bachelor’s Degree Holders.”
  • Not have received aid for the maximum number of allowable semesters (eight).
  • Not have defaulted on a previous federal loan.
  • Be matriculated in a program that terminates in a degree or certificate.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student. (A full-time undergraduate student is one who is registered for at least 12 credits per semester. The University offers some types of financial aid to part-time students. For undergraduates, part-time is defined as 6-11.5 credits. Some forms of aid are offered to less than full-time students as specifically noted under “Part-time Students.”)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the University.
  • Apply for financial aid by the indicated deadline using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the analysis of the (FAFSA).