UIC Online Students
In order to be eligible to receive financial aid funds, the student must be enrolled in a degree seeking program or an eligible certificate program as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.
To be considered, a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Online Program Intent to Enroll form for the specific academic year must be on file. Some students must submit additional information to the OSFA in order to verify information they reported on the FAFSA. If additional information is required, the OSFA will send an email requesting specific documentation. It is important that you submit any required documentation in a timely manner. You cannot be awarded aid until all required documentation is received and processed. In addition, you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours if undergraduate, 5 hours if graduate) and maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).
Financial Aid Package
After all required documentation is submitted and reviewed by the OSFA, you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your Electronic Award Letter.
If your aid is greater than the charges assessed on your student account, University Student Financial Services & Cashier Operations (USFSCO) will issue you a refund for the surplus. You must enroll in the direct deposit program with USFSCO in order to receive your refund. For more about refunds, direct deposit, and free banking options see USFSCO's information on refunds.
UIC does not have a book voucher program. If you are using financial aid funds to purchase books, you must do so after you have received your refund from USFSCO.
For questions regarding your financial aid, please contact the appropriate contact for Online Programs or by calling (312) 996-3126.
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