2017-18 Prospective Students

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Prospective Students - How to Apply for Financial Aid

In order to be eligible to receive financial aid at the University of New Haven for the 2017-2018 academic year all applicants must have applied, been officially accepted and matriculated for admission, and be enrolled in a degree program. Students who have an admission/matriculation status of "in process" or are enrolled in personal enrichment programs are not eligible.  In order to be considered for most financial aid programs, students must be enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Refer to the university catalog for detailed information. 

STEP 1: Complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the University of New Haven School code 001397.  All students applying for financial aid MUST complete the FAFSA.

  • The 2017-2018 FAFSA is available beginning October 1, 2016.
  • Priority Date: March 1, 2017
  • *Use the IRS Data Retrieval process to complete the income information sections.

*Note Families should utilize the IRS Data Retrieval process for their 2015 tax information.

STEP 2: Submit any additional paperwork requested by May 1, 2017*

Additional paperwork - The Financial Aid Office will communicate with students via email to request any required additional paperwork.

Students selected for a process called Verification will need to complete a Verification Worksheet AND either use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool process on the 2017-2018 FAFSA OR provide copies of the student's and parent's 2015 Tax Return Transcript(s).  You can obtain a copy of the 2015 Tax Return Transcript(s) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after you have submitted your 2015 federal tax return.  To obtain a copy of your 2015 Tax Return Transcript, go to and under the heading "Tools" select "Get Transcript of Your Tax Records". Students are asked to provide the verification information as soon as possible. Delays in receipt of the verification documentation almost always delays the processing and disbursing of your financial aid. As a result, late fees and holds may be placed on your account so its important that you pay close attention to the information you receive from our office.

* Applications must be received, not postmarked, by the dates above. Applications submitted after these dates will be considered on a rolling basis, depending on the availability of funds.  

STEP 3: If you receive financial assistance or scholarships (excluding student loans) from an outside source for the 2017-2018 academic year, you must notify the Financial Aid Office. 

NOTE:  Financial Aid applications must be completed and loan applications certified prior to the last day of the term for which you are seeking aid.

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