Frequently asked questions pertaining to registration, billing and financial aid. Please review the FAQ's below for answers to additional questions pertaining to financial aid.
If the FAQ link above does not fully answer your questions pertaining to financial aid, please refer to additional FAQ's below.
A new and exciting Winter semester
For financial aid purposes, the Winter J term is considered a non-standard term. As such, financial aid cannot be awarded for the Winter J term only. However, financial aid eligibility will be based upon the combined Winter J term and Spring term number of registration credits and costs.
The costs of the Winter J term can be combined with the Spring term Cost of Attendance (COA) to reflect some of the additional expenses incurred during the Winter J term. Using these combined costs, as well as the combined registration credits for the Winter J term and the Spring term, Enrollment Services will determine your financial aid eligibility.
Limited need-based University grant money will be available. The primary source of additional financial assistance for the Winter J term will be alternative loans and Parent (PLUS) loans.
Student Eligibility for Winter J term financial aid includes the following:
- Must have a complete and verified (if required) FAFSA on file for the current academic year
- Must be matriculated
- Must be in good academic standing for financial aid and meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements for Spring term: www.uri.edu/es/students/finance/standards.html
Students who wish to be considered for financial aid should fill out our online form and submit it to Enrollment Services:
If your anticipated Spring aid exceeds your current balance for Spring term charges, your Spring financial aid awards can be applied first to the Spring semester, and then to your Winter J term charges. You must contact Enrollment Services if you wish to have your Spring term refund applied to Winter J term charges.
Your enrollment status (Full-time: 12+ credits, Three-quarter time: 9-11 credits, Half-time: 6-8 credits, or Less than half-time: 1-5 credits) will be based on the total of the number of credits for which the student enrolled in the Winter J term and Spring term combined. For example, if you register for 3 credits in the Winter J term and 9 credits in the Spring term, you will be considered full-time for financial aid purposes.
You will be billed separately for the Winter J term. Your bill will not be combined with the Spring bill. However, if you have a credit from the Spring term that you wish to apply to the Winter J term, you must contact Enrollment Services.
Pell grant eligibility will be based on the combined Winter J term and Spring term registration and costs.
Because your loan eligibility is based upon your combined registration of the Winter J term and the Spring term, your loans will be disbursed a week before classes begin for the Spring term provided that all financial aid requirements have been met.
You must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for the Spring term in order to receive financial aid consideration for the Winter J term. Your overall SAP status will be reviewed again at the end of the Spring term.
Attention: Please update your URIEmergencyALERT information here.
Attention: Please be sure your completed FAFSA includes the University of Rhode Island Federal School Code 003414.
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