Financial Responsibility Frequently Asked Questions
Attending the University of West Florida creates a financial obligation. It is important that students understand and acknowledge the financial responsibilities associated with registering and attending the University.
Students complete the electronic Financial Responsibility Agreement twice each academic year through MyUWF in My Messages. The agreement is available once for the summer/fall semesters and again for the spring semester and must be signed prior to registering.
Students that do not complete the agreement will have a registration hold placed on their account. Students will not be able to register for courses unless this agreement is completed. Once completed, the hold will be removed.
Each semester's registration is considered to be a separate commitment. Students must accept their financial responsibilities for attending the University.
Yes, it is a common practice among higher education institutions across the United States. It is consistent with the national movement to increase financial literacy among college students.
Yes, all students are required to complete the agreement prior to registering each semester.
If students continue to attend after graduation, they are prompted to complete the agreement prior to registering for the next semester.
While payment made by a third party is acceptable, it is the student's responsibility to agree to the terms and conditions of the Financial Responsibility Agreement.
All students must complete the Financial Responsibility Agreement prior to registering each semester.
Certain eligibility is required and must be maintained in order to have tuition and fees covered by other means. Students are ultimately responsible for all tuition and fees. If a student's financial aid amount is reduced or the third-party agency (including the Veterans Administration) has not paid tuition and fees, the student is required to pay their tuition and fees.
The Financial Responsibility hold will automatically be deleted once the agreement is completed. Students are responsible for checking holds in their MyUWF.
If the Financial Responsibility Agreement was completed and the hold is still displayed on the student's account, the student should contact the ITS Help Desk at 850.474.2075. ITS Help Desk hours are 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM (CST) Monday - Thursday and 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST) Friday.