Transition Grant Criteria

The Transition Grant funds can partially or fully offset any increased costs from the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate. Returning students enrolled full-time in both on-campus and online courses may be eligible for, and are encouraged to consider, transition grant funds to partially or fully offset any increased costs from the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate. Priority will be given to returning undergraduate students enrolled in online courses that are required for their major, seniors on track to graduate next academic year, students enrolled in an online course as an accommodations recommended by the Disability Resource Center, and students with the highest unmet financial need. 

Students meeting the criteria outlined below should expect a Transition Grant to be automatically included on their estimated student account statement. Decisions related to the distribution of Transition Grants will be made on a per-student, per-semester basis. Grant amounts may be adjusted to reflect changes in online course enrollment. 

 

Academic Year 2019-2020 Undergraduate Online Learning Transition Grant Criteria 

A.   If you meet one of the following criteria, you may be eligible to receive a per-semester, per-student grant covering the full increase in cost associated with the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate: 

  • You have a high unmet financial need and have completed and submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  
  • If you have not completed and submitted the FAFSA, please do so as soon as possible. 
  • You are enrolled in an online course(s) as an accommodation by the UK Disability Resource Center (DRC). 
  • To confirm your eligibility for online courses as an accommodation, please contact your Disability Resource Center Consultant.  
     

B.   If you meet one of the following criteria, you may be eligible to receive a per-semester, per-student grant covering half of the increase in cost associated with the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate: 

  • You have a high unmet financial need and have completed and submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  
  • If you have not completed and submitted the FAFSA, please do so as soon as possible. 
  • You are classified as a senior with an anticipated graduation in December 2019 or May 2020. 
  • You are enrolled in an online course required to graduate in order to accommodate a work schedule or required internship. 
  • You are enrolled in an online course that is required for your degree program and no on-campus course is available or your schedule does not accommodate an on-campus course. 
     

C.  Every effort will be made to apply an automatic Transition Grant to your student account statement by Friday, December 20, 2019. If you have not been notified that you received a Transition Grant by Friday, December 20, 2019, you may file an appeal for a Transition Grant. Please complete the Transition Grant Appeal Form to request a waiver for consideration of individual circumstances that may fall outside the criteria stated above. 
 

Please contact your academic advisor with any questions about changing a fully online course to an on-campus course. For additional information about the Transition Grant and questions related to the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate, please contact your financial aid counselor at (859) 257-3172 or use the online chat feature at www.uky.edu/financialaid