How to Apply

For Graduate students seeking aid for the 2024-2025 academic year for the Fall 2024, Spring 2025, or Summer 2025 terms, please submit only the following documentation:

About the FAFSA

You must list the University of New Haven as one of the schools entitled to receive this information and list our Title IV school code # which is 001397. As long as you have listed the 001397 University of New Haven code # on your application, we will receive your FAFSA information electronically. If you previously completed the FAFSA and received your FAFSA Submission Summary but did not authorize release to the University of New Haven you should log into your FAFSA and add the 001397 school code.

Students selected for a process called Verification will need to complete a Verification Worksheet and provide copies of the 2022 Tax Return Transcript(s). Students not utilizing or unable to utilize the Direct Data Exchange process on the FAFSA must obtain a copy of the 2022 Tax Return Transcript(s) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To obtain a copy of your 2022 Tax Return Transcript, go to and select "Get Your Tax Record". 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 it’s important that you pay close attention to the information you receive from our office.

FAFSA TIP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS - Based on your status as a "Graduate Student" FAFSA considers you an independent student and does not require you to provide parent information.

The financial need of each student is used to determine aid eligibility. Need is calculated by subtracting the Student Aid Index (SAI), as determined by a federally mandated formula using the financial information supplied on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), from the Cost of Attendance (COA). Based on the student's need, the Financial Aid Office will determine an aid package. Students are notified of their aid eligibility through a financial aid award offer. This correspondence details the funds and amounts that the student has been offered. New students begin receiving award offers in late February upon completion of the FAFSA AND acceptance into the university.

Returning students will be sent an email to their University of New Haven email address in July alerting them that their financial aid award offer is ready. Students should log into the online University of New Haven financial aid system to view and accept their financial aid.

Student's interested in applying for financial aid are encouraged to do so as early as possible to ensure full consideration for available funds. Financial aid applications must be completed three weeks prior to the last day of the term or academic year for which you are seeking aid in order to ensure enough time is available for processing and disbursing of funds. Completing your application too late may result in the inability to process any financial aid for the academic term or year.

As always, our Financial Aid Office is here to assist you in making the right choices in financing the valuable investment of higher education.

NOTE: Once you have completed your financial aid application and it is reviewed, additional forms and documents may be requested. If you will receive financial assistance or scholarships from an outside source (including employer tuition reimbursement) for the term or academic year, you must declare this information to 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.