Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires disclosure of policies that can affect students in colleges and universities. The following information is disclosed to students at the University of Connecticut in compliance with this federal law. Disclosures on additional topics are available UConn HEOA page.

Net Price Calculator

One of the requirements of HEOA is that schools must make available a Net Price Calculator in order to help students compare the price and net value of various institutions of higher education.

Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs

Financial aid available at UConn includes:

Students must follow these steps to apply for financial aid at UConn:

Financial aid may also be available for students who are participating in a Study Abroad Program.

For students attending UConn for both semesters, financial aid is disbursed electronically into their student account in two equal disbursements – one for the fall term and one for the spring term.  Additional information on what requirements must be met before a student’s financial aid will be disbursed is available Steps to Aid page.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A student who had a drug offense for selling or possessing illegal drugs that led to a conviction under federal or state law, and occurred while the student was enrolled in school and receiving Title IV aid, is not eligible for additional Title IV funds. Title IV funds include Federal Student Loans, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and Federal Work-Study. A borrower’s eligibility is based on the student’s self-certification on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Convictions that are reversed, set aside or removed from the student’s record, or a determination arising from a juvenile court proceeding do not affect eligibility and do not need to be reported by the student. If convicted of an offense involving:

Possession of a Controlled Substance Ineligibility Period
First Offense 1 year
Second Offense 2 years
Third Offense Indefinite
Sale of a Controlled Substance Ineligibility Period
First Offense 2 Years
Second Offense Indefinite

A student whose eligibility has been suspended based on a conviction for possession or sale of a controlled substance may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period if the student satisfactorily completes an acceptable drug rehabilitation program. An acceptable drug rehabilitation program must have TWO unannounced drug tests AND it must either:

  • Be qualified to receive funds from a federal, state or local government agency or program, or from a state or federally licensed insurance company, or
  • Be administered or recognized by a federal, state or local government agency or court, or by a state or federally licensed hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor.

Institutional Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

The complete text of the Financial Aid Code of Conduct can be found in the University Policies e-Library.

Preferred Lender Lists and Arrangements

A list of our suggested lenders for Private Education Loans may be accessed on our website.  Details about how the lenders on the University’s list of suggested lenders were chosen are available Private/Alternative Educational Loans page.