Unusual Enrollment History

The U.S. Department of Education has established regulations to prevent fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loan Program by identifying students with “unusual enrollment histories”.  Some students that have unusual enrollment histories may have legitimate reasons for their enrollment at multiple institutions.  However such an enrollment history requires the Financial Aid Office to review your academic record in order to determine your financial aid eligibility. 

The Process:

The U.S. Department of Education will be identifying students who have received a Federal Pell Grant and/or Federal Direct Loans at multiple institutions during the past four academic years.  They will review Federal Aid disbursement information for the past four award years for all individuals who file the FAFSA, and will assign an Unusual Enrollment History flag "UEH flag" to the FAFSA.  If the UEH flag is N, there is no unusual enrollment and no further action needs to be taken.  If the UEH flag of 2 or 3 is indicated on the results of your FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office is required to review your previous enrollment history.  You can review the UEH flag on your Student Aid Report by logging into www.fafsa.gov.

The Financial Aid Office will check your financial aid and enrollment history at the previous institutions you have attended.  You will need to ensure that the University of New Haven has received all official academic transcripts for schools you previously attended.  These records were required at the time of admission. The Financial Aid Office will verify the academic credit that was received at each institution.

  • If academic credit was earned at all of the previous institutions then no further action is necessary unless we have reason to believe the enrollments were just to receive credit balances.

  • If you received the Federal Pell Grant and/or Federal Direct Loans while attending the other institutions and at those institutions, you did not earn credit hours (passing grades of A-D), you must submit a letter explaining why you failed to earn academic credit and provide supporting documentation. You will automatically be denied eligibility if you do not submit acceptable documentation. 

Unusual Enrollment History

The U.S. Department of Education has established new regulations to prevent fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loan Program by identifying students with “unusual enrollment histories”. Some students that have unusual enrollment histories may have legitimate reasons for their enrollment at multiple institutions. However such an enrollment history requires the Financial Aid Office to review your academic record in order to determine your financial aid eligibility. 

The Process:

The U.S. Department of Education will be identifying students who have received a Federal Pell Grant and/or Federal Direct Loans at multiple institutions during the past four academic years. Theywill review Federal Aid disbursement information for the past four award years for all individuals who file the FAFSA, and will assign an Unusual Enrollment History flag "UEH flag" to the FAFSA. If the UEH flag is N, there is no unusual enrollment and no action needs to be taken. If the UEH flag of 2 or 3 is indicated on the results of your FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office is required to review your enrollment history.  You can review the UEH flag on your Student Aid Report by logging into www.fafsa.gov.

The Financial Aid Office will check your financial aid and enrollment history at the previous institutions you have attended. If you received the Federal Pell Grant and/or Federal Direct Loans while attending the other institutions and at those institutions, you did not earn credit hours (passing grades of A-D), you may be determined ineligible for financial aid. 

You will need to ensure that the University of New Haven has received all official transcripts for schools you previously attended. These records were required at the time of admission. The Financial Aid Office will verify the academic credit that was received at each institution. If you failed to receive academic credit at any institution where you received a Federal Pell Grant and/or Federal Direct Loan, your federal financial aid will be denied and you will be notified.

If after reviewing the letter and documentation you are denied financial aid, please follow the steps below for possible reinstatement of eligibility for a future semester.

Regaining  Eligibility
Students who are no longer eligible for Title IV funds aid and would like regain eligibility must do all of the following:

Must successfully complete a minimum of 2 semesters at your own expense without the benefit of federal financial aid at the University of New Haven. Students may not drop or withdraw from any class after the term begins.  

  • Must be meeting University SAP standards at the end of the 2 semesters.

When a student regains eligibility under these provisions, eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant and campus based financial aid, including student employment, begins in the period of enrollment during which the student regained eligibility. Direct Loan eligibility would be retroactive to the beginning of the enrollment period.

Contact Undergraduate Financial Aid

Bergami Hall
Phone: (203) 932-7315
Fax: (203) 931-6050

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.