International Student

This part of the process isn’t hard. The most important thing to remember:

Keep an eye on your Rocket email and myUT for communication from the Financial Aid office. We’ll let you know whether you receive any scholarships and each step to complete so that we can deliver your funds promptly.


HOW TO REVIEW AND RECEIVE YOUR SCHOLARSHIPS

How will I know I received a scholarship?

We will send you a letter by mail to notify you of any scholarships you have been awarded. The scholarships also will be posted in myUT.
Go to myUT → Student tab → My Financial Aid → Aid Overview 

How do I receive my scholarships?

Your scholarships are paid ― or disbursed — to your student account at the beginning of each semester. Those funds are automatically applied to your bill and used to pay your tuition and other charges to your account.

TIP: It’s always good form to send a thank you note to a scholarship donor. We’ll email you if you received a donor scholarship and remind you to fill out an online Thank You Form. You submit the form. We make sure your thank you note gets to the donor.


HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR SCHOLARSHIPS

Review the terms and conditions for all the scholarships you receive. 

Every scholarship comes with requirements — called terms and conditions — that you need to fulfill to keep the scholarship. This is called “maintaining eligibility.”

Terms and conditions vary from scholarship to scholarship. Be sure to go over the eligibility guidelines for each scholarship you receive.
Go to myUT → Student tab → My Financial Aid → Aid Overview 

If you don’t fulfill your responsibilities as listed in the terms and conditions, you may lose all or a portion of your scholarships. Most scholarships have an appeal process if that happens.

Two of the most important eligibility requirements are:

Enrollment requirements

Your scholarships are generally based on full-time enrollment. Your scholarships may be reduced if you:

  • Drop classes
  • Withdraw from classes
  • Don’t actively begin attending or participate in all of your registered classes

Bottom line: Before you take any action that affects enrollment, know how it will affect your eligibility for scholarships.

Academic requirements

Many scholarships require you to meet minimum academic standards. We call this “satisfactory academic progress” or SAP. If you have a tough semester and don’t meet the requirements, you can appeal the loss of your scholarships.

To see your academic progress status:
Go to myUT → Student Tab → My Financial Aid → Check Eligibility Status → Academic Progress → Aid Year


NEED SOME EXTRA FINANCIAL HELP?

Sometimes financial circumstances change mid-year. You may lose a job or have an unexpected emergency. Or we could be in the middle of a pandemic that upends everything!

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Apply for emergency funds. All you need to do is fill out a Rocket Aid application. The UToledo team will work with you to identify options to assist you. This includes funding available through federal relief programs and donors.

  • The Rocket to Rocket Fund awards up to $500 of emergency assistance to those who qualify.
  • Rocket Aid is an emergency financial assistance fund available to those experiencing financial hardship.

HOW TO GIVE OTHERS ACCESS TO YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION

A federal law — the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or FERPA— prohibits us from releasing sensitive information about you to a third party without written consent. That includes financial information.

If you want to authorize us to speak with a parent or someone else about your financial aid, go to myUT:
Go to myUT → Student Tab → My Accounts → FERPA Consent

Learn more about FERPA

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MORE INFORMATION ON MAINTAINING AID

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.

No need to wait in line. Register through Rocket Q ahead of time or when you arrive. You'll receive wait-time updates and be notified when it's your turn.

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

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Last Updated: 10/22/21