Welcome to UConn!
An investment in higher education is an investment in what matters - you and your future. Choosing the University of Connecticut is a smart step toward success: we pride ourselves on being not only among the premier public research universities, but also a best value among public colleges. The College Scorecard has the most reliable data on college costs, graduation and employment. To view UCONN's College Scorecard go to https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?129020-University-of-Connecticut
Applying for Financial Aid
Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each year that they attend and wish to be considered for aid.
- FAFSA application is available on October 1st each year
- UConn School Code: 001417
- On-time Deadline is February 15th
The First Steps in the Financial Aid Process is a useful tool for students and parents. It defines the financial aid process month by month and includes helpful hints.
In some cases, undocumented students may be eligible to receive some form of institutional aid. For more information about aid for undocumented students, navigate to the Undocumented Student section.
After Submitting FAFSA
Once a student has been accepted into UConn and the Office of Student Financial Aid Services (OSFAS) has received their FAFSA data, we will begin creating the student’s financial aid offer for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Beginning in March, students will receive an email communication from our office that will direct them to access the UConn Student Administration System. Here, students can:
- Identify if there is any required documentation needed to finalize their financial aid offer
- View their financial aid offer
- Accept, reduce or decline their Financial Aid Offer (Instructions are available on the Financial Aid Resources page.)
- View their Financial Aid College Financing Plan
The Financial Aid College Financing Plan
- Is designed to help students assess their total cost of attending UConn using a simplified format, listing their financial aid offer and net costs
- Is a tool whereby prospective undergraduate students are provided a clear, direct comparison between participating schools as they make a college choice
Students will be able to access the College Financing Plan in the Student Administration System after they have received their financial aid offer for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Federal Aid Eligibility
Eligibility Requirements and Terms and Conditions
In order to be considered for financial assistance at the University of Connecticut, students must meet certain eligibility requirements. Please see the full list of eligibility requirements and terms and conditions.
Types of Aid
Undergraduate students who apply for financial aid are considered for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans. They (or their parent) may also be eligible to apply for a Federal Direct (Parent) PLUS Loan or Private Education Loan.
Parents of dependent undergraduate students can apply for a Federal Direct (Parent) PLUS Loan.
Students can apply for a Private/Alternative Education Loan in their name. However, dependent students may need to apply with a credit worthy co-signer.
More information is available in the Loans for Undergraduates section.
Undergraduate students who apply for financial aid may be considered for different types of federal and institutional grants.
More information is available in the Grants section of the website.
Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study is awarded to students as part of their financial aid offer. Work-Study is a program that allows students to earn money to help pay for educational expenses.
More information is available in the Other Types of Aid: Federal Work Study section.
Scholarships are merit-based or need-based monetary awards that may range from paying a portion of tuition to fully funding the costs associated with a student’s college education.
More information about scholarships is available in the Other Types of Aid: Scholarships section.
The primary source of information about scholarship programs is the school, college or department in which a student is enrolled or plans to enroll.
More information is available in the Other Types of Aid: Scholarships section.
Filing the FAFSA - Federal Student Aid
Resources - Federal Student Aid
Do You Need Money for College? Federal Student Aid at a Glance - Federal Student Aid
OSFAS Publications - helpful tools to navigate the financial aid process at UConn.
OSFAS Financial Aid Resources - instructions on how to complete various financial aid specific actions in the Student Administration System.
Financing Options for Educational Expenses
Welcome, Huskies! At UConn, we understand that enrolling in college is a considerable financial commitment. The Office of Student Financial Aid Services (OSFAS) is here to assist you by identifying options and providing information to help you determine what works best for you and your family.
Outlined below are additional options that may be available to assist with educational expenses at UConn. Links have been provided for additional information for each option.
To review your current financial aid offer, visit studentadmin.uconn.edu.
UConn fall fee bills will become available in June. Prior to fee bill generation, families of undergraduate students can use our Interactive Financial Aid Worksheet to build an estimated cost of attendance less the financial aid offer. The Interactive Financial Aid Worksheet is available here: https://financialaid.uconn.edu/interactive-financial-aid-worksheet/
This resource provides links to UConn Departments that offer scholarships to current students. There are also links to scholarship resources outside the University that can be explored.
Federal Direct (Parent) Plus Loans
The Federal Direct Loan program is offered through the U.S. Department of Education. This loan is available to parent borrowers of dependent undergraduate students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This type of loan requires an application from the parent borrower as well as a valid credit check. Additional information about the Federal Direct (Parent) Plus loan can be found at the following website.
To apply for the Federal Parent Plus Loan, parents can sign in with their FSA ID at studentaid.gov.
Private/Alternative Education Loans
Private Education Loans are non-federal loans made by private lenders. These types of loans require completion of an application and a valid credit check. Additional information about UConn’s Suggested Lender List for Private/Alternative loans can be found at the following website.
UConn Payment Plan
UConn’s Office of the Bursar offers an optional payment plan for the fall and spring semester. Additional information about the UConn Payment Plan can be found at the following website.