We Make Earning Your Degree Affordable
We want to make your education as affordable as possible
That’s why Union Institute & University takes pride in minimizing increases in tuition and fees. For many years, our tuition increases have been below the national average. As a distance education student at Union Institute & University, you don’t have to finance your education alone. Every year, we contribute over $2 million to institutional scholarships across all programs to make continuing your education affordable and attainable. Check out our financial aid resources below, or contact our Financial Aid Office for more information about your financing options.
Financial Aid Staff
- Jean Pohlman: Director of Financial Aid
- Carol Reed: Senior Financial Aid Counselor
- Bonnie Estrada: Financial Aid Counselor
- Rebecca Carr: Financial Aid Counselor
- Jacqueline Adams: Administrative Assistant
The FAFSA is used to help colleges determine student grants, work study, and loan amounts. The FAFSA opens every January 1st, so be sure to start applying for financial aid as soon as the FAFSA is available each year. Union’s FAFSA school code is: 010923
Learn more about the two types of student loans below. Federal Parent Plus Loans are available for dependent undergraduate students.
Graduate PLUS Loans are available for Masters and Doctoral students.
- Direct Loans: Federal Direct Loans are for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students enrolled at least half time. There are 2 types of Federal Direct Loans: subsidized and unsubsidized. To learn more, visit the US Department of Education’s Direct Loan Program website.
- PLUS Loans: Federal PLUS Loans are divided into two types. Parent PLUS Loans for parents of dependent undergraduate students and Graduate PLUS Loans. These are for students or families who need assistance beyond the amount provides by grants and basic Direct Loans. All PLUS Loans require a federal credit check to determine if the parents or graduate student is credit worthy for the loan. Visit the Federal Student Aid website to learn more.
Federal Work Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help cover education expenses. Your financial need is determined by the results of your annual FAFSA and can be at any of our academic centers. Typically FWS recipients work in clerical and administrative positions. A student may also serve as a research assistant to a professor or instructor as long as the work is in line with the professor’s official duties and is considered work for the university.
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