Submit Documents

For detailed instructions on how to submit your documents via Secure File Upload, please view the information on this page available in the dropdown menus below.

Please Note: The best method to ensure your documents are processed swiftly is to submit scanned copies. For directions on best practices for scanning documents using mobile devices (Android and Apple iPhone or iPad) please view the following.

Secure File Upload

Best Practices for Scanning Documents for Submission

Document imaging systems are designed with an emphasis on storage and efficiency.  Formats are often less pixel dense to capture needed information in a clear and space efficient manner.  With the advent of modern cameras and cameras on phones picture quality and pixel density are far beyond what document imaging systems were originally designed for.  As consequence, document imaging systems often struggle when attempting to convert high quality images to document grade.  The result are often blurry or unreadable conversions.  Below, our office has outlined some general information to help prepare document scans for submission to the Secure File Upload page.

General Tips for Take Photos of Documents for Submission:

  • Utilize natural light. Place documents on a table near a window if possible.
  • Hold the phone square to the document, avoid angles.

Recommendations for Document Preparation by Phone Type:

Android Recommendations:

  1. Open the Google Drive Application
  2. Tap the plus symbol at the lower right corner of your screen.
  3. Select Scan and your camera application will launch.
  4. Capture a picture of your document(s).
  5. After the picture is taken you will be presented with the options to Change the Color of the image, Rotate the image, and to Crop the image.
    1. Color - for image conversion clarity it recommended you select the “Black & white” option.
    2. Rotation – this allows you to rotate the image in 90 degree increments.
    3. Cropping - this allows you to cut out unneeded items such as the background of the image outside the edges of the document.
  6. After completing your edits of the document, you will now save the document to your Google Drive by pressing the "Next" button .
  7. Proceed to the Secure Document Upload and upload your document. 

iOS - iPhone/Ipad Recommendations:

  1. Open the Notes application on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Tap the pencil on paper icon in the bottom right corner to create a new note.
  3. Click on the camera icon  on the notes menu.
  4. Select Scan Documents  from the menu.
  5. Place your document on a flat, solid colored surface and center it on your iPhone or iPad screen using your front facing camera
  6. Once the document is aligned, it will be scanned automatically
  7. Save the document to your files 
  8. Proceed to Secure Document Upload and upload your document from your iPhone or iPad files folder

Office of Student Financial Aid Services Secure File Upload Instructions

Communications via email are not secure and we ask you to refrain from emailing documents containing sensitive information to our office.  For the safety of your information, UConn has established a secure system to allow you to upload your sensitive documents to us. 

If you prefer, you can choose to submit documents by other methods as outlined on the Guidelines for Submitting Documents page, but the secure upload system will deliver your documents to our office more quickly and allow for the processing of your financial aid more quickly.

Preparing Your Document

  • Ensure that the file you want to upload is in an acceptable format (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt, .jpg, .jpeg, .png).

    list of acceptable formats of documents that may be uploaded.

  • Signatures for a student's spouse or parent must be handwritten. Typed/digital/electronic signatures for parents and/or spouses are not accepted.
  • Any passwords or encryption should be removed.
  • File names should not contain any special characters (for example: / , + & ! ' *).
  • The maximum size of the file that can be uploaded is 8MB.  Files larger than 8 MB will need to be broken into smaller files for upload.

Submitting Your Document

When you access one of the above links, you are brought to the associated secure file upload form (as shown on the image below). All fields on the form are required.

Upload page

  • PeopleSoft Student Administration System 7-digit ID:  This field is required in order to identify the student to whom the document belongs.  It is automatically filled in if you login with your NetID.
  • File to Attach: Click on the Choose File button and browse to the document you would like to upload.  Click on that file and then choose 'Open'.  You will be returned to the above screen and your file name will appear beside the Choose File button.

(Please Note: You may only submit one document at time.  If you have multiple documents to submit, you can start the process again, after you have finished with this document, by returning to this page.)

Click the blue Submit button.  You should see a screen that says:

Image displays the text when a file upload is completed successfully on the secure upload site. The Text reads "File uploaded successfully. Please allow several business days for the document(s) to be process."

The above message confirms that document has been submitted.

Document Upload FAQs

  • Can I upload all of my required documents in one file?
    No, it is not recommended. To prevent delays in processing, we recommend that you create one file for each required document. For example, if we are requesting Verification of Student and Parent Tax information, submitting all of these documents as one file may cause delays. The proper way to address this is to have one .doc, .docx, .jpeg, .jpg, .pdf, .png,  or .txt file for the parent tax documents and another separate .doc, .docx, .jpeg, .jpg, .pdf, .png,  or .txt file for the student tax documents.
  • What documents cannot be uploaded?
    At this time, students cannot upload “Original Citizenship Document” or "Statement of Identity and Educational Purpose".   If these documents are requested, students must visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services in Storrs or Student Services at a regional campus with the required documentation.

Guidelines for Other Methods of Submitting Documents

Wilbur Cross Student Services Center First Floor - West Entrance

  • Verify all documents are clear and legible.
  • Verify that the student's name and Student ID appear on each piece of paper submitted.
  • Submit all documents without staples, paperclips, etc.

Standard Mail

  • Verify all documents are clear and legible.
  • Verify that the student's name and Student ID appear on each piece of paper submitted.
  • Submit all documents without staples, paperclips, etc.
  • Mailing Address:

                            Student Financial Aid Services
                            233 Glenbrook Road Unit 4116
                            Storrs, CT 06269-4116

Online Forms

  • A select number of forms are now available for online submission.
  • Log in with your Net ID when prompted to do so.

NOTE: For your protection, please do not email any personally identifiable or sensitive information to our office, as we cannot guarantee the security of any information sent to us via email.