• Please remember that enrolling in courses is not enough to secure your financial aid. You must also attend the courses in which you enroll. The Office of Financial Assistance is required to verify that students who receive a non-passing grade (any grade other than A, B, C, D, CR, DFR or I) in any class actually began attending the class. For example, if you receive an F or an NC in a course, or no grade is reported, we will follow up to determine whether or not you attended the class. Failure to attend can be expensive: your aid could be reduced retro­actively and you could be required to repay aid you have received. If you have any questions about your enrollment and eligibility for financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Assistance.
  • You financial aid offer is usually based on full-time enrollment in 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduates or 9 credit hours for graduate students. If you enroll for less credit hours, your financial aid will be adjusted/reduced or cancelled accordingly.
  • You must only be enrolled in classes required to complete degree requirements in your specified program of study as specified in the UIS Catalog. You should refer to your Degree Audits Report (DARS) to determine that the coursework you are enrolled in is required to meet graduation requirements in your program.
  • Classes taken for audit are not eligible for financial assistance and do not count toward enrollment for purposes of financial assistance. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the UIS Office of Financial Assistance if he/she enrolls in a class for an audit grade.
  • If requested, you must provide documents to verify the accuracy of information reported on the FAFSA before financial aid can be offered or disbursed.
  • All financial assistance offered in your Financial Aid Offer Notification are contingent upon continued funding from federal, state, and institutional sources. If funding for any of your aid is reduced, suspended, or eliminated, the affected aid will be reduced or rescinded accordingly. If the aid was disbursed to your account, the amount of the reduction or rescission will be charged back to your account no later than the end of the term for which the aid was made, and you will be responsible for paying the account balance in accordance with University payment policies.