Establishing Financial Aid Eligibility
Students must first be admitted to the University of Evansville through either the Office of Admission (freshman, transfers, re-entry students), the Center for Adult Education (Global Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Public Service Administration, or individualized studies), or through an academic department (RN to BSN, graduate programs for DPT transfer students, HSA, PTA, MSCSE, MSAT, PA, or Transition to Teaching) before any type of financial aid can be offered or processed. International students must apply through the UE Office of International Admission and are eligible only for UE scholarships and UE work-study.
In order to be eligible for federal and state financial aid, a student must:
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Be a US citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Have a valid Social Security Number (SSN)
- Comply with Selective Service registration, if male
- Not be in default on any federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal student grant
Continuing eligibility for federal and state financial aid requires that students continue to file the FAFSA annually, maintain satisfactory academic progress, not be convicted under federal or state law of the sale or possession of drugs while receiving federal student aid, and continue to be a degree-seeking student enrolled in appropriate aid-eligible credits.
UE Merit-based Scholarships
Freshmen and transfer students: Students entering traditional undergraduate degree programs may be considered for and awarded University of Evansville merit-based scholarships. Merit-based scholarships are awarded only at the time of acceptance to UE (see exceptions under Other Awards). The types of scholarships offered, standards for selection, amounts, and renewal criteria may change with each new academic year. Awards are renewable for up to three years as long as the student continues to meet renewal criteria as noted in the Financial Aid Award Guide. With the exception of students admitted to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, no UE scholarships are offered to students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree.
All other students: Neither University of Evansville merit-based scholarships nor UE need-based grants are available for students in programs administered by the Center for Adult Education, graduate students, RN to BSN, or Transition to Teaching; however, need-based aid from federal and state of Indiana sources may be available.
Need-based Financial Aid
The University of Evansville assesses eligibility for all forms of need-based financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is not necessary to file the FAFSA to apply for or to renew a UE merit-based scholarship. However, all other forms of financial aid require that the FAFSA be filed annually to establish and renew eligibility. Need-based aid may come from federal, state, and University sources, and may include grants (gift-assistance that is not repaid), student loans (repaid by the student after college), and federal work-study (a job on campus). We encourage all UE students to file the FAFSA annually between October 1 and March 10 to ensure maximum consideration for all forms of need-based aid for the next academic year. Indiana residents must file the FAFSA by March 10 each year to apply for grants funded by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE).