Navy Tuition Assistance
Tuition Assistance (TA) is the Navy's educational financial assistance program. It provides active duty personnel funding for tuition costs for courses taken in an off-duty status at a college, university or vocational/technical institution, whose regional or national accreditation is recognized by the Department of Education.
Navy TA pays for both classroom and independent study/distance learning courses, regardless of course length.The credit earned must show on the institution's transcript.
All Navy Tuition Assistance pays up-front the tuition and fees charged by educational institutions for course enrollments. Navy TA pays 100% of tuition costs up to a fiscal year credit limit of 16 semester hours.(Waiver requests cannot exceed the FY $4500 DoD program limit.) Payment for tuition and fees will not exceed $250.00 per semester hour.
Federal Financial Aid
UIU also offers Federal Financial Aid packages to individuals who meet federal guidelines. To determine your eligibility for Financial Aid funding, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which can be obtained through your program office or completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Examples of Financial Aid include:
- Federal Pell Grant - Monies awarded to students who demonstrate significant financial need. The Pell Grant is gift aid that does not require repayment.
- Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans - The subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans are low-interest loans and require repayment beginning six months after falling below half-time status.
Veterans Educational Benefits
Upper Iowa University Programs are approved to certify qualifying learners to receive veterans' benefits. For additional information on applying for veterans' benefits, changing your place of training or how courses are certified, contact the Veterans' Administration certifying official at your program office. It is extremely important that you indicate on your registration for each class that you want the course certified for veterans' benefits.
Upper Iowa University will also notify the Veterans Administration of any change in status including administrative withdrawal or withdrawal from a course. With a change in status, the learner may be required to refund benefits. Student reimbursement will be calculated by the VA and is determined separately from any eligible refund under Upper Iowa University's policy.
Information for Veterans education benefits can be found at: http://gibill.va.gov/.
Scholarships are financial awards that are given to selected individuals based on specific selection criteria. They do not have to be repaid by the student. You can search for free scholarships at http://www.scholarships.com/or www.fastweb.com.