by Amanda Astle, Admissions Counselor
Among the factors that families consider when determining their college of choice, tuition is probably the most difficult to face. But not to fear… UNH is here to help! Here are some of the many ways your student may receive assistance:
Students, did you work hard in high school? Your hard work will now pay off! Based on his or her academic performance, a student can receive more than $20,000 in merit-based scholarships. How does one apply? Simply submit your application materials, and we’ll take care of the rest!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) offers several need-based federal grants and loans. Just be sure to submit your application by March 1st. For those families who do not want to wait until March 1st, the CSS profile is available now through the College Board website.
Students who are eligible for the Federal Work-Study program can work in a number of positions on campus in Residential Life, Athletics, Campus Police, and administrative offices. Students may work up to a maximum of twenty hours per week at $8.25 per hour. Individual offices and departments on campus may also offer student employment, separate from the Federal Work-Study program.
In addition to all of these ways for students to receive financial assistance, there are still many outside resources available for families to take advantage of. Scholarship searches are abundant. Internet websites such as Fastweb, College Answer, and FinAid all offer free scholarship searches.
Students, now that you have applied to the University of New Haven and received your financial aid packet, remain in good academic standing through your senior year and file your FAFSA. You’ll be on the road to having that degree in your hands in no time!