Institute of New Writing \ Ashland
Students who are taking INWA courses for credit and would like to apply for financial aid must have these documents in place:
1) a regular 2012 - 2013 FAFSA.
2) a special ‘addendum’ filed exclusively with SOU. It’s on the Financial Aid webpage for financial aid to be expanded into Summer term. Summer financial aid information is available here.
Item 2) is a little bit sticky: At the beginning of the year, when students hear back from FAFSA and learn how much aid they qualify for, the dollar amount they receive is for the whole year (Fall - Summer), but students typically apply these funds to the traditional three term spread (Fall - Spring). Unless a student planned on taking a summer course all along, or did not use their full aid amount, they would not have funds in reserve for summer term.
Thus, provided that these two forms are filed AND a student has money left over, whether or not they receive financial aid would depend on an individual consultation with the Financial Aid Office. The staff at the Financial Aid Office are very accommodating and encouraged potential INWA students to come by.
The Financial Aid Office is located in Britt Hall. They can be reached by phone at 541-552-6600.
It is possible that students could be reimbursed for an INWA course after the fact (Financial Aid sees this as a non-credit course because credits are not transcripted until AFTER the course is completed; as a rule, non-credit courses do not qualify for financial aid). They did NOT encourage INWA students to register, after acceptance into the the INWA program, thinking they would get financial aid (or be reimbursed) without meeting with them first.