Financial Aid
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Financial aid awards are based on actual enrollment for the term in which the aid is awarded. 

If the student is not yet enrolled at the time the award is made, the award is based on full time status.  In order for funds to disburse, students must be registered for the same number of credits for which they were awarded aid.  Most financial aid programs require at least half time enrollment.  It is the student's responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office of any changes to enrollment.

Enrollment Definition


Full time: 12+ credits
Three-quarter time: 9 - 11.5 credits
Half time: 6 - 8.5 credits


Full time: 9+ credits
Half time: 4.5 - 8.5 credits

Revising Aid Based on Enrollment

On the 10th class day of the term, students' with financial aid will have their aid revised based on the enrollment which is captured on that day.  This includes any aid which the student has already received.  In these cases, students may be required to repay a portion of their refund. If it is later reported that a student never attended a course for which they received aid, the aid will be revised and the student may owe a balance due to this revision.

If a student has not enrolled as of the 10th day, aid will be cancelled.  If the student is enrolled for less than half time status, aid programs which require half time enrollment will be cancelled.

If a student drops a class** after the 10th day, aid which has disbursed will not be revised; however, aid which has not disbursed may be subject to cancellation.

**Students withdrawing from all classes should review the Withdrawal Policy.  This includes students who have completed a first 8 week class and drop all additional courses.

Enrollment Appeals

Students have the opportunity to appeal their individual situation with the Financial Aid Office. 

  • If a student adds a full term course after the 10th day of the term which increases the enrollment status (for example from three-quarter time to full time), the student must provide a copy of the Late Add Form to the Financial Aid Office. 
  • If the student adds a second 8 week course after the 10th day, the student should email the Financial Aid Office.
  • If a student is not enrolled as of the 10th day of the term, and enrolls after that date, the student must make an appointment with their Financial Aid Administrator to determine the appeal process. 

Visit our Summer and Winterim pages for specific information regarding those terms.


Financial Aid Office
130 Hyer Hall
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

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