Scholarship Policy

The purpose of this site is to provide information and helpful hints for a more streamlined processing of scholarships, awards, prizes and fellowships at the University of Connecticut and online access to commonly used forms.

Scholarship & Fellowship Administration

The University of Connecticut awards Federal Title IV aid which is governed by the Department of Education. As a result of the regulations set forth, any funding a student receives by virtue of being a student, must be reported to the Office of Student Financial Aid Services and counted as a financial resource.

The following types of funding (hereafter referred to as “scholarships”) fall under this regulatory policy:

  • scholarships
  • awards
  • prizes
  • fellowships

When a student receives financial aid from Federal, State, and/or Institutional sources as well as a scholarship, the total amount of funding provided from all sources cannot exceed his/her financial need.

Cost of attendance – student’s expected family contribution (as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA) = financial need

If all aid awarded to a student exceeds their financial need, the aid awarded must be adjusted. The order in which aid is reduced, per University policy, is as follows:

  • Loans
  • Federal Work-Study
  • University awarded grants

President’s Challenge Scholarships – Departments preparing to award President’s Challenge Scholarships should contact Kimberly Duby prior to the selection of award recipients. The President’s Challenge program has changed, therefore, it is important that all President’s Challenge scholarships are awarded under the new program guidelines.

Click here for Scholarship/Fellowship Setup

Click here for Scholarship Disbursement Requests