Accept Awards & Submit Paperwork
Students who are selected for Verification may want the Financial Aid Office to verify their financial aid award before making their decision to attend The University of New Haven. The Financial Aid Office will verify a student's award once all required documentation has been submitted. To receive a verified award by May 1, 2018, students selected for verification should submit the following documents to the Financial Aid Office NO LATER THAN April 1, 2018:
1. Accept/Decline the Financial Aid Awards offered
2. Parent's 2016 IRS Tax Return Transcript* (if FAFSA requires parent information & if the parent filed a 2016 federal tax return and did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA)
3. Student's 2016 IRS Tax Return Transcript* (if student filed a 2016 federal tax return and did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA)
4. Completed & Signed 2018-2019 Verification Worksheet
5. Other documents requested by The University of New Haven, except for Entrance Counseling or Master Promissory Notes for your loans
6. Students and/or Parents who did not file and were not required to file a 2015 federal tax return must obtain a Verification of Nonfiling letter from the IRS.
* To obtain a 2016 IRS Tax Return Transcript, contact the IRS after you have submitted your 2016 federal tax return.
Ways to contact the IRS to obtain a copy of your 2016 Tax Return Transcript are as follows:
- Go to www.irs.gov - under "Tools" select "Get a Tax Transcript"
- Visit a local IRS office in your state
- IRS phone number to speak with a representative 1-800-829-1040
Note: Accepted Financial Aid Awards do NOT commit the student to attending the University of New Haven. If a student decides to not accept their offer of Admission after receiving the verified award, the student should inform the Office of Admissions they are not planning to attend The University of New Haven. The Financial Aid Office will update their records once the information has been received from the Office of Admissions.
Federal Direct Subsidized, Federal Direct Unsubsidized, & Federal Perkins Loans
Students who accept any Federal loan listed on their Financial Aid Award must:
- Complete Entrance Counseling
- Sign a Master Promissory Note
The federal government requires students to complete Entrance Counseling so they will know and understand their rights and responsibilities in borrowing a Federal Student Loan. A Master Promissory Note must be signed by the student as their promise to repay the loan.
- Students who have the Direct Loans on their Financial Aid Award as well as a Federal Perkins Loan, MUST complete TWO types of Entrance Counseling AND sign TWO types of Master Promissory Notes.
- Students who have the Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized Loans on their Financial Aid Award need only complete one Entrance Counseling session and sign only one Master Promissory Note for those two loan programs.