Basic Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid Awards
Students at UConn Health can apply for the Federal Direct Loan Program, Institutional Aid, and Scholarships. As a first step to be considered for these programs, students must submit the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid “FAFSA”, made available to the public on October 1 every year. To complete FAFSA, go to the Federal Student Aid website. Additionally, students are required to meet a satisfactory academic progress (SAP).
In addition to having a FAFSA submitted, students applying for institutional aid are required to provide parental information on the FAFSA regardless of age, marital status and even if you demonstrate self-sufficiency. The only exception to the rule will be students who have children that they support more than 50%. Students will be required to submit copies of income tax documents including all required schedules for themselves and their parents, as well as W-2 forms. Institutional funds are awarded to students who meet the application deadline and on the basis of financial need. Because of this, it is important that students meet the institution’s application deadline.
The Office Student Financial Aid Services will review all submitted paperwork to assess student’s need based on income tax documents, W-2 Forms, household size, number of students in college and asset information reported on FAFSA. Students will also be asked to complete an Institutional Aid Application to verify information reported on FAFSA. Parent signature is required on the Institutional Aid Application (unless the student has children that they provide more than 50% support for).
To be considered for this award, students must meet the following requirements:
- Must demonstrate financial need
- Submit an application for institutional aid (Institutional Aid Verification Form)
- Submit appropriate tax forms (1040s, W2s)
- Meet institutional deadlines
Institutional aid is awarded for Fall and Spring semesters only to eligible applicants. There are no University Loans or Tuition Remission funds awarded in the summer.
The Tuition Remission program is considered a grant and does not need to be paid back.
The University Loan allows students to have access to funds at a fixed annual rate of 5%, and students will have 10 years to repay this loan. This loan is eligible for deferment while in school and residency.