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 2012-2013 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. In addition to the requirements below, students applying for Early Action I or II who would like to receive an estimated financial aid award prior to March 1, 2012 have the option to complete the CSS Profile Form by February 1, 2012 at https://profileonline.collegeboard.com. Our CSS Profile Code number is 3663.
1. Complete the 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- The 2012-2013 FAFSA is available beginning January 1, 2012.
- The FAFSA is required of all applicants for financial aid.
- List the UNH school code 001397 on the FAFSA.
- Priority Date: March 1, 2012
- *Use the IRS Data Retrieval process to complete the income information sections.
*Note: Families may estimate the income information on the FAFSA to meet Priority Dates. Corrections should be made to the FAFSA once you have filed your 2011 federal tax return and at that time the IRS Data Retrieval process may be used.
2. Review your Student Aid Report (SAR)
- Your SAR summarizes the information you provided on the FAFSA.
- It indicates if there are any errors or issues you must resolve.
3. Make Corrections to your 2012-2013 FAFSA
- If you used estimated income information to complete your initial FAFSA, go back to www.fafsa.gov AFTER you file your tax return to make corrections using actual data.
- Use the IRS Data Retrieval process to correct the income information sections.
For those submitting their 2011 federal tax return to the IRS ELECTRONICALLY, wait approximately 2 weeks before attempting to use the IRS Data Retrieval process
For those submitting a 2011 paper tax return to the IRS, wait approximately 8 weeks before attempting to use the IRS Data Retrieval process
- Must provide to the Financial Aid Office additional documentation that will be requested with your Preliminary Award. Additional Documentation Due: May 1, 2012.
- First time UNH financial aid applicants MUST provide a copy of the student and parent 2011 IRS TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT(s), for those individuals who are filing a 2011 federal tax return with the IRS. A TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT is available from the IRS (copies of tax returns are NOT acceptable).
- Must submit to the Financial Aid Office a 2012-2013 Verification Worksheet.
Students who would like a Final Award prior to May 1, 2012, MUST provide copies of required tax transcripts, completed 2012-2013 Verification Worksheet, and all other requested documentation to the UNH Financial Aid Office by April 1, 2012.
NOTE: Once you have completed your financial aid application and it is reviewed, additional forms and documents may be requested. If you receive financial assistance or scholarships (excluding student loans) from an outside source for the 2012-2013 academic year, you must notify the Financial Aid Office. Financial Aid applications must be completed and loan applications certified prior to the last day of the term for which you are seeking aid.