Financial Aid

NetMath Academic Year term (open enrollment, self-paced, 16-week) courses do not count toward the course load for a particular semester and therefore, do not qualify for traditional financial aid. Our 8-week Summer Semester courses will qualify for most types of financial aid.

High school students and members of the military: see information below on this page. 

University of Illinois Students: For financial aid questions, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

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High School Students

The Jerry Uhl Scholarship

The Jerry Uhl Scholarship is funded by an endowment from Professor Jerry Uhl and is administered by the NetMath program of the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics. The scholarship is intended to support high school students taking college-level mathematics courses through NetMath. Recipients will be selected by a committee on the basis of financial need, academic potential, and mathematical interest. Each recipient will receive a tuition waiver for one NetMath course. If the recipient completes their course with a grade of B- or better, the student will a receive tuition credit for another NetMath course to be taken in the following academic year.


Illinois high school students who are motivated to study advanced mathematics and demonstrate financial need are invited to apply. Students must fulfill the academic prerequisites for their chosen NetMath course. We welcome applications from the following:

  • Students who are enrolled at a participating NetMath Partner High School
  • Any currently enrolled Illinois high school student interested in taking a NetMath course

Important Dates

  • Application Submission Deadline for 2021-22 is Monday, July 12th.
  • Award recipients will be notified a few weeks after the application deadline.
  • Award recipients may register in a NetMath course that will start during the Fall 2021 semester.
  • The course tuition waiver award will be provided for the 2021-22 academic year. Upon successful completion of the course, an additional tuition waiver to a second NetMath course will be available for the 2022-23 academic year.

Application Requirements

Each student applicant must complete and submit the Student Application Form. The form requires the following information:

  • Student contact information, including street address and demographic information.
  • Name and contact information for a Parent/Guardian, who will supply the Parent/Guardian Confidential Statement.
    • Note: The Parent/Guardian Confidential Statement will provide the scholarship committee with an insight into the applicant’s financial situation and background. While financial need is not the only factor in making scholarship decisions, more complete information about applicants allows the Jerry Uhl Scholarship funds to be more efficiently distributed.
  • Name and contact information of a High School Teacher, who will supply a recommendation letter in support of the application.
    • Note: The recommendation letter must be typed on school letterhead and signed by the teacher.
  • Name and contact information of the applicant's High School Principal or Guidance Counselor, who will supply a high school transcript and ACT/SAT/AP scores.
    • Note: We require the applicant’s high school transcript and standardized test scores to be submitted by a school official such as the principal or guidance counselor.
  • A Student Essay, which must be uploaded prior to submission of this form.
    • Note: The Student Essay should be a brief essay (typed) of 300 words or less, explaining why the student feels they deserve the scholarship, as well as their future plans for university study. It should be saved as a .pdf file and then uploaded along with the Student Application Form.


If you have any questions, email NetMath

Military Personnel