Other Financing Options

The amount listed as "Other Financing Options" on your financial aid offer is the difference between the Cost of Attendance and the financial aid listed on your offer (e.g., scholarships, grants, loans, work-study). This amount is listed to let you know how much you may need in other funding sources to cover your expenses (the Other Financing Options is not a type of aid you can accept). Please remember that the Cost of Attendance includes estimated expenses, which vary from student to student. 

Consider the options below as potential resources for covering college expenses not covered by your other financial aid:

  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • UNI Payment Plan (through the Office of Business Operations)
  • Military Benefits
  • Savings, graduation money, gifts from relatives
  • Credit-based loans: Loans for which a student or family applies and is approved based on a credit check.
    • Direct PLUS Loan: This is a loan option for parent borrowers through the federal government.
    • Private Education Loan: This is a loan option for students and/or parents through banks or other lending institutions.