General Eligibility Requirements
If you’re interested in receiving financial aid you must:
- Be currently enrolled in an academic program leading to a degree or diploma
- Have a certification of high school diploma or equivalent
- Not be in default on a student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant received at another institution
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as outlined in the school’s catalog
- Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
Eligibility is determined through a formula filled in with the information you provide in your FAFSA. The amount of federal financial aid offered will vary based on your financial need.
Financial Aid Programs
Please visit the Federal Student Aid Resource page published by the U.S. Department of Education, upon enrollment. On this page you’ll learn more about the different financial aid programs available to you. We are designated as an eligible institution by the U.S. Department of Education -- which means we are eligible to participate in the following programs:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal SEOG
- Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans
- Federal Student PLUS Loans
- Alternative Loans
- Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)
- Veterans Administration Benefits
- Financial Aid Available to Those Who Qualify
- Grants, Scholarships, and Student Loans Available
- 1-on-1 Support From Your Student Finance Team
Federal Loan Repayment Options
You have options with federal loan repayment plans to make the process less daunting, and you can change your repayment plan at any time! If you need help or have more questions, your loan servicer will be your go-to person to make sure you’re pursuing the right path for your success. Depending on which plan you pick, your payments and length of the payment period will vary.
Here are the different repayment plan options available to you:
- Standard Repayment Plan
- Graduated Repayment Plan
- Extended Repayment Plan
- Alternative Repayment Plans (Direct Loan Only)
- Income-Based Repayment (IBR)
- Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) (Direct Loan Only)
- Income-Sensitive Repayment (FFEL Only)
Applying for Financial Aid
To receive financial aid, you must be enrolled at UEI and signed up for classes.
Once you’re ready it’s a simple process to apply for aid. The forms you must fill out are:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- A list of schools (beyond high school) previously attended
- Completed loan applications or a Federal PIN number
- Personal references with a valid address and phone number
Once you turn in the above, the Financial Aid Office will start working with you and let you know if they need anything else!
Start Building Your Future Today
Campus tours are available Monday through Friday and walk-ins are encouraged; feel free to stop by a campus today, you’ll even get the chance to sit in during one of our live classes! To see if you qualify for any of our financial assistance options talk to one of our partner agencies, or your employer today. To learn more about UEI and our admissions process, head over to our admissions page or give us a call at any of our conveniently located trade school campuses.
UEI College takes pride in preparing students for the next step in their future careers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid
The UEI Finance Team is available to help all students learn about financial options available so tuition costs may not bar them from educational opportunities that may provide a better future. Through one-on-one finance support, most UEI students qualify for some type financial assistance including federal grants, federal student loans, state-specific grants and loans, alternative loans, Federal Work-Study (FWS) programs, and veteran administration benefits. Our faculty also ensures students stay abreast of scholarship opportunities available through UEI as well as outside organizations.