How to Apply for Financial Aid

Review the Financial Aid Checklist to determine what forms and documents are required for the type(s) of aid you are applying for. If you are planning on applying for institutional aid; a completed institutional aid application along with a completed FAFSA with parental information must be submitted on or before February 15, 2022 to be considered on time.

Students are encouraged to submit their documents securely by using the document upload. Alternatively, forms may be faxed to 860-679-1902, mailed or deposited in our secure drop box located outside our office, LM035.

Steps to Securing Aid

Students Applying for Federal Direct Loans

Step 1  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students applying ONLY for Federal Direct and/or Federal Graduate PLUS Loans only need to submit a 2022-2023 FAFSA. You can complete this form at www.studentaid.gov. Remember to use the appropriate school code: University of Connecticut - All Campuses 001417

Step 2  Review Financial Aid Offers in the Student Administration System.

Students will be notified via email once their financial aid offerings are available for review in the Student Administration System. Students can view, acknowledge and accept their financial aid offerings directly in the portal. Next steps will be listed in the Action Items tile, under "To – Do List" tab.

Students Applying for Institutional Aid

Step 1  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students applying ONLY for Federal Direct and/or Federal Graduate PLUS Loans only need to submit a 2022-2023 FAFSA. You can complete this form at www.studentaid.gov. Remember to use the appropriate school code: University of Connecticut - All Campuses 001417

Step 2   Complete the Institutional Aid Application. (COMING SOON!)

Please complete the Institutional Aid Application. (COMING SOON!)  Type your name at the bottom and submit. Print the signature page and have a parent sign, then submit to the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.

Step 3  Submit your (student) signed 2020 Federal Tax Return OR Student Non-Tax Filer Statement.

Submission of either your 2020 Federal Tax Return including all schedules and attachments or a Student Non-Tax Filer Statement if you did not and will not file a 2020 Federal Tax Return. If married, you must also include your spouse's 2020 Federal Tax Return if you did not file jointly.

Step 4  Submit Student 2020 W-2 Statements and if married a copy of your spouse's 2020 W2 Statement.

Step 5  Submit Parents signed 2020 Federal Tax Return or Parent Non-Tax Filer Statement.

Submission of either Parent's 2020 Federal Tax Return including all schedules or attachments or a Parent Non-Tax Filer Statement if they did not file in 2020.

Step 6  Submit Parent(s) 2020 W2 Statements.