Fall Open House Resource Documents
- The Presentation from the Fall 2016 Open House can be found here.
- Resources – UConn Websites and Phone Numbers
- Navigating the Student Employment Website
- Student Employment Frequently Asked Questions
Search for Scholarships
- Start your scholarship search as soon as possible. Do not wait until you apply for admission or are admitted.
Apply for Admission to UConn
- UConn has a need-blind admission policy. The financial aid application is independent from the admission application process. Please complete the financial aid and admission application processes separately.
- Apply by December 1 for full review for merit-based scholarships and invitations to special programs. Additional information is available at admissions.uconn.edu/content/scholarships.
Prepare to Apply for Financial Aid
- Begin collecting the documents needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including income tax returns and W-2 forms (and other records of income). A full list of what you need is available at fafsa.ed.gov. For Spanish- speaking families, access the site and select Español.
- Students, as well as parents of dependent students, must have a FSA user ID in order to sign the FAFSA electronically. Go to fsaid.ed.gov to apply for a FSA user ID for you and/or your parent.
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a required document used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal, state, and University aid, such as Pell grants, Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Work- Study, etc. The FAFSA is the only financial aid application required by UConn.
October 2016 – February 2017
- Students entering in the upcoming academic year should complete the FAFSA on the web at fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible after October 1.
- Review and correct, if necessary, the Student Aid Report (SAR), which contains the results from your FAFSA.
- To be eligible for federal, state, and institutional need-based aid, you must meet certain eligibility requirements. Details are available at http://financialaid.uconn.edu/terms-and-conditions.
- Access the Student Administration System (SA System) to review your financial aid, accept your awards, and complete all steps on the Financial Aid Action page. Be sure to print a copy of the page for your records.
- Pay the $300 admissions deposit via the SA System by May 1.
Types of Financial Aid
Merit-based aid is awarded to students with a record of high academic achievement and leadership. Merit-based aid is also awarded to students with exceptional talents, such as music or athletics.
Need-based aid is awarded to students based on financial need, as determined utilizing the formula (see right-hand column).
Gift aid includes grants and scholarships. These funds do not require repayment.
Self-help aid includes loans and work-study. These types of aid require students to repay the money with interest or to work part-time.