In order to be considered for financial assistance at the University of Connecticut, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must be accepted into a degree-granting program or approved certificate program at the University of Connecticut.
  • If requested, you must provide documents to verify the accuracy of information reported on the FAFSA.
  • If your Student Aid Report (SAR) contains a C Flag, also known as a C Code, it is an indication that an eligibility issue related to students or parents has been identified. Additional information regarding the steps you must take to resolve issue(s) can be found in the specific comments on your SAR. You will not be awarded financial aid until these issues have been resolved.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and if required, provide documentation to verify your status.
  • You must have a valid Social Security Number (unless you’re from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • You must have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • You must not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, loans, or work-study).
  • If you are convicted of possessing or selling drugs after you submit your FAFSA, you must immediately notify the Office of Student Financial Aid Services. You will lose your eligibility and be required to pay back all aid you received after your conviction.
  • You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • Students who have been previously incarcerated or are currently incarcerated or who might be incarcerated during their current term of attendance must identify themselves to the financial aid office to determine their financial aid eligibility.

If you have received a financial aid package, the following terms and conditions apply:

  • If requested, you must provide documents to verify the accuracy of information reported on the FAFSA before your financial aid can be finalized and disbursed.
  • Your financial aid package was awarded based on merit and/or calculated need as determined from the information provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid awards are subject to adjustments or cancellations due to changes in laws, regulations, appropriations, changes in your financial situation, verification, discovery of data errors, changes in your enrollment status or changes in your residency status among others.
  • If you receive any financial assistance from any source that is not included in your list of Financial Aid Awards you must report this assistance via the Student Administration System for evaluation by the Office of Student Financial Aid Services. Your financial aid package is subject to revision based on this information.
  • You must be enrolled full-time to receive most types of financial aid. If you enroll less than full-time, your financial aid awards may be reduced or cancelled.
  • You must be enrolled at least half-time to receive Federal Direct Loan(s).
  • Classes taken for audit are not eligible for financial assistance and do not count toward enrollment for purposes of financial assistance.
  • You must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress to be eligible for most forms of aid.