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Tuition Assistance

If you or your household have had a reduction in income due to COVID-19, you may qualify for more federal funding. If you believe you qualify, please fill out the form below and upload the required documents. Once Weber State receives your information, an advisor will reach out to you in about two weeks, given the information you provided is complete. 

If you are required to use parent tax information on FAFSA, use the dependent form. If you are not required to use parent tax information when completing the FAFSA, please complete the independent form.

You might qualify for this federal funding if the following circumstances apply to you.

A loss or reduction of employment.

If your household earned money in 2019 and had a reduction in working hours or has lost employment for at least 10 weeks in 2020 or 2021 that has resulted in a reduction of wages, you might qualify. Loss of overtime compensation will not be considered.

Ten weeks must have passed prior to submission for either circumstance. Anything submitted before 10 weeks will not be processed.

You must provide:

  • Written verification from you or your parents’ former employer(s) indicating start and end dates of employment or reduction of hours, the amount of you or your parent(s) year-to-date gross earnings, severance pay, vacation or retirement payout.
  • A written statement from you or your parent’s current or future employer(s) that indicates their expected gross earnings for the calendar year 2021.
  • Copies of you or your parent’s two most recent pay stubs.
  • Eligibility forms that indicate dates and amount of unemployment benefits.  
  • 2020 Signed Federal IRS Tax Return or Tax Return Transcript.

Separation, divorce or death.

If you have already completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year and since that time you and your spouse or your parents have become separated or divorced, you might qualify. You also might qualify if a parent or spouse has died. 

If you are required to use parent tax information when completing the FAFSA, this applies to your parents. If you are not required to use parent tax information when completing the FAFSA, this applies to you and your spouse.

You must provide copies of all of the following that apply to your circumstance:

  • Legal separation papers or divorce decree.
  • Death certificate.
  • Updated ‘Number of Household Member and Number in College’ verification form.
  • 2019 Signed Federal IRS Tax Return or Tax Return Transcript.
  • 2019 W-2’s.  

A loss of taxed/untaxed income or benefits.

If you or your parent(s) received unemployment compensation, other taxed or untaxed income or a benefit in 2019, and have completely lost that compensation, income or benefit for at least 10 weeks in the calendar year 2020 or 2021, you might qualify.

Ten weeks without compensation must have passed prior to your submission. Anything submitted before 10 weeks will not be accepted.

The untaxed income or benefit must be from a public or private agency, a company or from a person due to court order. Do not include loss of veteran benefits. Income and benefits include: Social Security Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), child support, untaxed retirement or disability benefits, welfare benefits, etc.

You must provide:

  • Contracts, agency notices, or legal papers that indicate the date you or your parents taxed/untaxed income or benefit was terminated.
  • What amount of income came from that source.
  • How that income was used (receipts, invoices, bank statements, etc.).
  • 2020 Signed Federal IRS Tax Return or Tax Return Transcript.

A loss of one-time income.

If you or your parent(s) received a one-time income in 2019 or 2020 that will not occur in 2020 or 2021 (e.g., rollover into a Roth IRA, moving expense allowance, past-year Social Security payments or a divorce settlement) you might qualify. Special circumstance consideration will not be given if this one-time income is a result of an inheritance, job bonus or overtime compensation, gambling winnings, pension, capital gain, insurance settlements or early distributions of retirement accounts.

You must provide:

  • Contracts, agency notices, or legal papers that indicate the date you or your parents taxed/untaxed income or benefit was terminated.
  • What amount of income came from that source.
  • How that income was used.
  • 2020 Signed Federal IRS Tax Return or Tax Return Transcript.

Choose the appropriate form and upload that along with any required documents listed above.

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