Office of Student Financial Aid

Engineering Co-Ops and Financial Aid

If you are an engineering student who is registered for a co-op, you are considered a full-time student by the University.

  • You can choose whether to receive federal grants and federal or private loans for the semesters you’re on co-op.
  • You may not use state financial aid or UToledo merit scholarships during a co-op semester.

Fall/Spring Co-op: To use federal loans/grants or private loans

  • You must be registered for the co-op.
  • Complete an Enrollment Certification Form in myUT by the 15th day of the semester (usually the add/drop deadline).
    Go to myUT → Student tab → My Financial Aid → More Financial Aid Options → Enrollment Certification

    We will email you when the form is available and when we’ve added the requirement to complete the form. To find requirements:
    Go to myUT → Student tab → My Financial Aid → Check Eligibility Status

    Enrollment Certification forms are generally available:
    • Fall semester: From the end of July through the end of add/drop period for fall
    • Spring semester: From the first week in December through the end of add/drop period for spring
      Find add/drop deadlines here.

 Follow the same procedure for scholarships you have been awarded specifically to pay the co-op fee.


Summer Co-op: To use federal loans/grants or private loans

  • You must be registered for the co-op.
  • Complete the Summer Aid Application in myUT. This form is available from March through July.
    Go to myUT → Student tab → My Financial Aid → Summer Aid Application

Follow the same procedure for scholarships you have been awarded specifically to pay the co-op fee.


If you receive merit scholarships

These funds cannot be used during your co-op semester. To make sure we shift those funds from your co-op semester to semesters when you’ll be on campus:

  • Send an email to financialaidscholarship@utoledo.edu from your Rocket email account.
  • Let us know that you’ll be on co-op for the semester and want your scholarships and grants shifted to a future semester.
  • If you wish to use your scholarships for summer enrollment, complete a summer aid application. Apps are available in myUT from March through July.
    Go to myUT → Student tab → My Financial Aid → Summer Aid Application

Timeline

  • Allow three working days for your request to be processed.
  • The last day to request to use financial aid during a co-op semester is the 15th day of the term (usually at the end of the add/drop period).
  • Financial aid will not pay to your student account until the first day of the semester.

Satisfactory academic progress

Co-op classes receive grades just like any other class. You must show satisfactory academic progress to receive your financial aid.

If a co-op class is not graded during the regular grading period, you will be cited for a lack of satisfactory academic progress. Further payments of financial aid will not be made until the class is graded and you have met all other satisfactory academic progress criteria.

Review Satisfactory Academic Progress policy

Have Questions?

Ask Rocket Solution Central.

Rocket Solution Central — or RSC — is your one-stop answer shop for financial aid questions.

Call 419.530.8700
Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Visit 1200 Rocket Hall
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Register by texting "University of Toledo" to 419.419.3430 or by entering your information online.

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Last Updated: 6/28/21