Author: Christopher S Bandish

Toys for Tots


Thank you to everyone in the UConn Health community who donated to our Toys for Tots campaign. We were able to nearly fill six boxes of toys that will be distributed to children in need this holiday season. Thank you again and have a happy holiday!

2024-2025 FAFSA Changes

The 2024-2025 academic year will have a new FAFSA for all students to complete, with some very important changes. The Office of Student Financial Aid Services has created a guide to several of these changes, with links to the Department of Education for further details. I strongly encourage all students to review this information as all students who seek aid of any kind will be subject to these changes. You can find the guide here:

24/25 Financial Aid

There are significant changes to completing the FAFSA for the 24-25 academic year. Medical and Dental students (any graduate and professional students) will not be able to include parental information on the 24-25 FAFSA because the student is classified as an Independent student.


However, all need-based Institutional Aid and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Loan Programs (HRSA) require parental financial information to be taken into consideration before these grants and loans are awarded. Therefore, we will be modifying the Institutional Aid Application for 2024-2025 to include parental financial information. We are in the process of developing it and once completed, we will notify all students via email and post the link our website.


Please note: the overall review process for Institutional Aid has not changed. All interested applicants will still need to submit all required tax documents for yourself, your spouse (if applicable) and parent(s).


The priority filing date for Institutional Aid remains February 15, 2024. You are encouraged to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA as soon as it becomes available in December 2023. Once we are notified that the FAFSA is available, we will send a notice via email informing students. You can also check for updates from the Dept. of Education.


In order to be considered “on-time” for Institutional Aid, you must submit a completed 2024-2025 FAFSA as well as a completed 2024-2025 Institutional Aid application with parent information and all required signatures by the priority filing date of February 15, 2024.


Please let us know if you have any questions,

Debt Management Counseling

In anticipation of graduation, our office is offering 30-minute virtual debt management sessions for all fourth-year students.
We welcome you to take this opportunity to meet with a financial aid counselor to review your current student debt and loan servicer, as well as how to navigate repayment and/or address your questions and concerns as it relates to the financial aid process, as you approach the final term at UConn Health.*
While scheduling a virtual session is not mandatory, completing the form acknowledging the opportunity is. Please complete the form found here,  by Monday, November 6th.
We look forward to meeting with many of you soon.
*We are NOT personal financial advisors and cannot provide advice on investments, stocks, mutual funds etc.

Our New (Temporary) Office

Starting Monday September 18th we will return to the building! However we will be in a temporary office while renovations continue. You will be able to find us in AM-O45A, which is also listed as room C-9. If you’re not sure where this room is, that okay because I didn’t know either. The room is located on the main floor, along the hallway that leads to the cafeteria. If you head from the bookstore, this room is on the left hand side about a third of the way down the hall. We will be in this room Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM. Stop by if you have any questions or just to say hello! But please knock before you walk in.