Prospective Students

We understand that the Financial Aid process can be confusing. Here are steps for the process and answers to many common questions.

What is financial aid & who provides the money?

  1. Scholarships, Grants, Loans, Employment
  2. Federal, State, Institutional, Private

How to apply for financial aid.

  1. Federal Financial Aid - FAFSA
  2. Merit/Academic Financial Aid

The Results of the FAFSA

  1. What is the SAI?
  2. What does it mean?

How the school determines the amount of financial aid.

  1. What is the Cost of Education?
  2. What is Financial Need & How is it Determined?

The Financial Aid Award Offer

  1. What is a financial aid award offer?
  2. Why did I not receive Federal Work Study, SEOG, etc.?

I have the Financial Aid Award Offer - What do I do next?

  1. What does it cost to attend the University of New Haven?
  2. What about Books?
  3. How much will I owe after I subtract the financial aid?

I want to Accept my Award Offer & Attend the University of New Haven.

  1. Sign & send paperwork to the University of New Haven's Financial Aid Office
  2. Complete Entrance Counseling for Federal Loans
  3. Complete Master Promissory Note for Federal Loans

My family has Special Circumstances.

  1. Who do I tell?
  2. What forms must be completed?

How do I look for more Scholarship money?

  1. What are Private Scholarships?
  2. How do I search for Private Scholarships?
  3. What about Scholarship Scams?
  4. What do I do if I know I am receiving a Private Scholarship?

How can I Estimate My Financial Aid?

  1. Net Price Calculator - Main Campus