Fall Open House Resource Documents
- The Presentation from the Fall 2017 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/cost-aid/scholarship.
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.gov. For Spanish-speaking families, access the site and select Español.
- Students, as well as parents of dependent students, must have an 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 form used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal, state, and University aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Work-Study, UConn Grants, etc. The FAFSA is the only financial aid application required by UConn.
OCTOBER – FEBRUARY
- Students entering in the upcoming academic year should complete the FAFSA on the web at fafsa.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 financialaid.uconn.edu/terms-and-conditions.
- Access the Student Administration System (SA System) at studentadmin.uconn.edu 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 enrollment fee via UConn’s 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.