Annual FAFSA Renewal

Each year, students who wish to be considered for financial aid need to complete a FAFSA application. In order to be considered for most forms of UConn financial assistance, applications must be received by the on-time deadline of February 15 for all continuing students.

Missing the FAFSA Deadline

Failure to complete the FAFSA by this deadline may result in a loss and/or reduction of financial aid. Students who do not meet the February 15 deadline will not be considered for the following types of aid:

  • University Grant
  • Roberta B. Willis Scholarship and Need-Based Grant Awards
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work-Study

On-Time Financial Aid Deadline Appeal

Students who have not met the UConn Financial aid deadline may petition the university for reconsideration of their eligibility for most forms of financial aid by submitting the On-Time Financial Aid Deadline Appeal Form available on the Forms Portal.

Circumstances we will consider:

  • A death or illness in the student’s immediate family
  • An illness and/or injury befalling the student
  • Additional special circumstances considered at the discretion of the Office of Student Financial Aid Services

Circumstances will not consider:

  • Non-UConn publications stating incorrect deadlines
  • Initiating the FAFSA application process late pending receipt of FSA ID
  • Waiting to be admitted to the university
  • Waiting for official tax information

Please be advised that a change of eligibility based on appeal approval does not guarantee additional financial aid. Once your appeal has been processed, you will be notified of the outcome via your university email account.