Are You Eligible for Financial Aid?

97% of Our Students Take Advantage of Financial Aid

All accepted full time students, regardless of need, are considered for Academic Based Scholarships, which are awarded at the time of acceptance to the University. For 2023-2024 these awards range from $1,000 to $30,000.

How Financial Aid is Determined

In addition to Academic Scholarships, students may apply for need-based aid in the form of Employment, Grants and Loans. The financial need of each student is used to determine aid eligibility. Need is calculated by subtracting the Student Aid Index (SAI) (formerly EFC), 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 produce an aid package that may include a combination of grants, loans, and employment. Incoming students are notified of their aid eligibility through a financial aid offer which is sent to their home. This correspondence details the funds and amounts that the student has been offered.

Financial Aid Offer Information

New students begin receiving offers of financial aid in early January upon completion of the FAFSA and acceptance into the university.  In the mean time, our University of New Haven net price calculator can provide you with an estimated package.

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

Applying for Financial Aid

Students interested in applying for financial aid are encouraged to do so as early as possible to ensure full consideration for available funds.

Contact our office with any questions

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