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ScholarshipsDepartmental ScholarshipsOutside ScholarshipsState Grants/Scholarships
University Merit Scholarships
University Merit Scholarships Continued
Student EmploymentFederal Work StudyStudent LaborFreshman Job Match
Study AbroadFinancial Aid PackageAcademic ScholarshipsAdditional FundingDeferring the Fee billRefund Checks
SummerSummer Application ProcessSummer Alternative Loan
Dependent StudentsIndependent StudentsAwarding – Freshman/Continuing Students
Foreign Income Earnings
Requesting Duplicate Tax forms
AppealsCOA IncreaseDay 10Dependency Appeal
On-Time AppealSatisfactory Academic Progress
Scholarship Probation/TerminationSpecial Circumstances
BursarAnticipated DeferralsFee Bill Due DatesForm 1098-TLate FeesTitle IV WaiverUConn Payment Plan Option
Bursar Continued - Direct Fees
FAFSA ProcessPin IDFAFSA deadlinesFAFSA process
Grad StudentsFAFSA DeadlinesGrad Enrollment FormAssistantships, Fellowships, Grad TWFederal Loan EligibilityFT/PT Status
Grad Exam Waiver
Graduate School Waiver
Social Work, Law, Medical/Dental
GrantsUniversity Grant AidACG & Smart Grant
Teach GrantClient Service Index Guide
Loan Delivery SystemsNSLDS
Federal Stafford Loans
Master Prom Note
Parent PLUS loanParent PLUS DenialGrad PLUS loan
Carl Perkins loanCDFLTPerkins Prom NoteLoan Consolidation
MiscellaneousBachelor of General Studies
Consortium AgreementsCo-op StudentsStudents with Disabilities
International StudentsMilitary Leave
Non-Degree StudentsResidency StatusSecond Degree Students
Appeal to Increase Cost of Attendance
To be completed by students who want to borrow
additional loan funding. The student is already
receiving some form of grant(s), scholarship(s),
loan(s) and are already at their Cost of Attendance
Student prints form (found on-line), completes and
submits along with the appropriate supporting
This type of appeal if approved increases LOAN
Eligibility. Students are never offered additional
grant money as a result of a COA appeal.
Pursuant to the basic premise of student financial
aid, parents and students have the primary
responsibility to finance educational expenses.
However, in cases of special or unusual
circumstances contributing to an unintentional,
uncontrollable break in the relationship between a
student and his/her parents our office may re-
evaluate a student’s dependency status. In order for
us to evaluate the situation the student must submit
a letter documenting their situation. Independent
status is not determined by: Parent (s) unable or
refusing to contribute to a student’s education.
Student and parent not communicating or getting
along. Or, student choosing to live on their own and
financially supporting themselves. Once we receive
the written request it will be reviewed by a
committee and an email determining the outcome
will be emailed to the student. If approved we will
require additional documentation.
Process for Student who has already been made
Independent – Each Year Going Forward
Student files FAFSA without parent data ( FAFSA
will state Fed Reject Status) Student submits letter
to the FA Office indicating the following:
My family situation has not changed I should
continue being considered an Independent student
for the 12/13 school year.
Day 10 Appeal
If a student finalizes his/her enrollment after Day
10 their aid may be adjusted. A student may submit
an appeal request in writing, indicate current credit
load and state the compelling reason their
enrolment was not finalized by the 10th day of
class (Day 10). Students have 2 weeks after Day
10 email notification to submit an appeal. Funds will
not release if FA Load and FA Term do not match.
Regardless of reason student was not fully
registered by Day 10 they MUST complete
an appeal once enrolled FT to avoid aid from being
Check Communications on FA Status for Appeals, In, Out, Approved, Denied
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Applicants who fail to meet the SAP criteria have the right to submit an SAP Appeal and are set to Not Meet
Status for one of the following reasons:
2. Did not meet academic requirements – see below
3. Student has exceeded number of credits needed for his/her degree program.
Appeal Process for SAP Not Meet Status
Students with special or unusual circumstances such as medical, death of family member or some equivalent
type of circumstance may submit a written appeal with supporting documentation to the SAP Committee. If
approved student will be placed on a Eligibility Plan (Elig Plan). Elig Plan students will be evaluated at
the end of every semester for which they are enrolled, and will remain in this status until the student is
Academic Requirements - Graduate students must maintain a total grade point average of 3.0, Undergraduates
must maintain 1.8 after 2 semesters and 2.0 after 4 semesters. Undergrads can attempt 180 credits to pursue
a bachelor’s degree, graduates can attempt 200 credits before losing aid eligibility.
Special Circumstances –
If a family has a special circumstance we request they submit a letter in writing to our office explaining the
circumstance. If approved by our office we will notify the student via email and send them the SC form and let
them know of the additional documentation required. We currently consider the following special circumstances
that result in reduced family income:
If a parent lost their job after March 1, 2012 or had a reduction in income please let them know that income
change will be reflected on the 2012 tax return. As a result, the reduced income is reflected in the aid package
for the following aid year. Our office would receive these changes on the 2013/2014 school year FAFSA results
and package to the maximum eligibility and funding available at that time.
Presidential, Leadership, & Academic Achievement Scholarships
Scholarship Probation - student will continue to receive their scholarship but will be notified that they are on
probation giving them one academic year to bring their GPA up or resolve their SAP standing. No Appeal is
required when on Probation. If they fail to do this, their scholarship will be terminated the following year for
any remaining semesters.
Scholarship Termination - When a scholarship recipient is notified that their merit scholarship has been
terminated (based on criteria outlined in their original award notification from the Admission’s Office) they can
submit a written appeal requesting the scholarship be reinstated. The student should state the reason they
did not meet the specified criteria and what action they are taking to assure future success.
No Form Available For This Appeal
Title IV Waiver
Students who receive federal funding and or
outside scholarships should go to their PeopleSoft
Self Serve account and complete a one-time Student
Waiver. They have three choices and should be
Encouraged to pick the third choice. This enables the
Bursar office to pay any type of outstanding balance
current or past due with any available funds
I wish to authorize use of both my Title IV financial
aid funds and my outside scholarship to pay any
and all charges.
The Bursar Office uses a date that exceeds the
actual expected disbursement of funds. They do this
so that the deferment does not run out before the
funds are actually credited to the students account.
In order for funds to show as anticipated on the fee
bill the student must have accepted the aid and
completed all paperwork required.
Payments are due:
Form 1098-T – Form used by student or parent when filing taxes with IRS
A Tuition Statement is available for downloading around the middle of January. If the student does not download the form by 1/31 the Bursar Office will mail the form to the student’s home address. The IRS Form 1098-T reports the amount billed to a student (Spring /Summer /Fall ) for qualified tuition and related expenses. Further information is available on the Bursar website www.bursar.uconn.edu
4 Month Semester UConn Payment Plan
Offered by UConn Bursar office. Set up through Self Service. Enrollment is open until 10th day of class, however, any missed installments are due at time of enrollment. ($35 dollar fee charged per semester for using payment plan option)
Installments are due on:
July, Aug., Sept., Oct. 15th – Fall
Dec., Jan., Feb., March 15th - Spring
If the fee bill is not paid by the designated due date the Bursar Office may impose the following late fees:
Undergrads – one time $50 fee for the semester
Grads - $6 per day – maximum of $60 for semester
Full time Undergraduate Tuition & Fees for 12/13
In State Storrs - $8,712 & $2,530 = $11,242 Avery Point & Waterbury $8,712 & $636 = $9,348
Out-of-state Storrs- $26,544 & $2,530 = $29,074 Stamford $8,712 & $636 = $9,348
NERP - $15,240 & $2,530 = $17,770 Torrington $8,712 & $636 = $9,348
Cost Per Credit - $344 undergrad/ $568 Grad West Hartford $8,712 & $636 = $9,348
Common COA - In-State = $26,562 Out-of-State = $44,494 NERP = $33,190
Housing Fees 12/13
Rate 1 $3,048/$6,096 - Regular Double, Triple - Traditional Residence Hall, Quad - Four Person Room
Rate 2 $3,253/$6,506 - Busby/Garrigus Suites Triples
Rate 3 $3,625/$7,250 - Busby/Garrigus/South Suites Double , CT Commons, Husky Village, Mansfield Apartments Northwood Apartments (Single in 2 Bedroom/2 Person) –
Graduate Students, Regular Single Shippee C Section
Rate 4 $3,865/$7,730 - Busby/Garrigus/South Suites Single, Charter Oak/Hilltop Apartments, 2 Bedroom/4 Person Hilltop Apartments Double Efficiency
Rate 5 $4,987/$9,974 - Charter Oak/Hilltop Apartments - 4 Bedroom/4 Person
Family Housing - $ TBA per month Northwood Apartments Family Unit
Meal Plans for 12/13
Ultimate $2,642/$5,284 35 flex passes 500 points
Value $2,522/$5,044 40 flex passes 200 points
Custom $ 2,392/$4,784 75 flex passes no points
Commuter Plan - $243.00 for 25 meals
Flex passes can be used for guest meals or can be used for value meals at Dining Services Grab and Go’s.
PIN ID Process – Student and one parent (if dependent) each apply for Personal Identification Number (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov. This enables the student and parent to sign, update, view and or correct the FAFSA at any time. PIN may be used by students and parents throughout aid process, including subsequent school years.
To view a student’s current ISIR (FAFSA) status look on the FA Status Page and check EFC Status:
Official – means ready to be auto packaged
Unofficial – with current date – not yet filed or loaded into our system
Unofficial – check to see if student was selected for verification (Verification Flag will be set to Required)
Fed Rej – To view reason click on ISIR Information - we cannot process until information is corrected. Advise student to website www.fafsa.ed.gov to make the necessary correction(s) or they can call
1-800-433-3243 for assistance.
Non-Matriculated - non-matriculatedGraduate students are packaged once we have a Grad Enrollment form. Once packaged we send a hard-copy award notification directly to their home. Non-matriculated students are not provided an email address until or unless they become matriculated. Therefore be sure to instruct these students to Self Service if you are able to see a package.
Annually all Grad students must complete the
Federal FAFSA form and on-line Grad
Enrolment Form. All on-time (3/1) need based
applicants are considered for:
Late (after 3/1) applicants are only considered for:
Enrolment Status - Full-time = 9 or more credits, ½ time = 5 - 8 credits
Student can be considered Full-time if they are taking 3 credits and enrolled in designated research course 5950 or 6950 or taking 3 credits and enrolled in Graduate Research Course 5960, 6960, 5930 or 6930.
Federal Loans – for 12/13
Maximum federal loan eligibility amounts per
$20,500 unsubsidized– 6.8%
Grad PLUS loan – 7.9% can borrow up to COA
Grad students are required to complete Grad Entrance Counselling and a Grad MPN when they take out a Grad PLUS loan. Both process are different from the entrance counselling/MPN process completed for the undergraduate loans.
Grad Aggregate loan limit $138,500
New for 12/13 - Effective for periods of enrollment (loan periods) beginning on or after July 1, 2012, graduate and professional students are no longer eligible to receive Federal Direct Subsidized Loans.
Administered by the Grad School and/or
Can affect amount and type of aid offered by
the Financial Aid Office
Grad students are emailed a fee bill as soon as they are registered for classes. Fee bills are due on the 1st day of classes:
Fall – 1st Day of Class
Spring – 1st Day of Class
School of Social Work, Law, Medical/Dental Financial Aid Office Contact Information:
Social Work - (860) 570-9125
Law - (860) 570-5147 http://www.law.uconn.edu/content/student-finance-office
Medical/Dental - (860) 679-3574
Students who complete the federal FAFSA form on-time and have exceptional financial need are automatically considered for federal and University grants such as Pell Grants, (SEOG) Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, (TR) Tuition Remission Grants and University Grants.
Pell Grant – Student may receive more than one
scheduled award in an academic year if they are
enrolled in summer classes.
Pell is awarded as an entitlement and is awarded to
any student that has the need. The amount is
based on need and number of credits the student is
UCONN has determined we will participate in the program and have identified two Graduate level programs that we will offer the TEACH grant to, they are:
The Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Teacher Education Program (IBM program) and Teacher Certification program for College Graduates (TCPCG)
Students will be notified by the Department of Education of his/her potential eligibility.
Students do not need to take further action. Grants do not require repayment.
Alternative LoansAvailable to any student who needs to borrow money to pay for school. The loan process, criteria and terms are determined by each lender. Students are not required to complete a FAFSA form but should be encouraged to take full advantage of Federal Stafford loans before applying for a private credit loan.
Alternative Loan Terms
Alternative Loan Process
Private loan products vary and terms frequently depend on the credit worthiness of the borrower. In general, borrowers must be U.S. citizens and enrolled half-time. Interest rates and repayment terms are unique to the loan product selected. Students may borrow cost of attendance minus any financial aid received. In order for loan to be deferred or funds to be released the student and co-signer, if applicable, must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Self-certification form with the lender. We suggest student begin the process in June to ensure that their August University fee bill is paid in a timely manner.
Students should be encouraged to check our website and the lenders website for the latest updates
ELM – Alternative Loans
Direct Lending – Federal Loans
DL Servicing www.direct.ed.gov,Consolidation www.loanconsilidation.ed.gov
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) ---- Information is provided five times a year by our Registrar Office
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the national database of information about loans awarded to students under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans during their complete life cycle, from aid approval through disbursement, repayment, delinquency, and closure.
NSLDS is a free, fast service available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can find loan sevicer, guarantor contact information as well as up to date loan debt amounts at www.nslds.ed.gov.
This service is provided by the National Student Clearinghouse. Students will need their social security number and four digit FAFSA ID# in order to access the information.
Full-time =12 or more credits, ¾ time = 10 -11credits, ½ time = 6 – 9 credits
Must complete a FAFSA form, be registered at least half time, and be in a degree seeking program. Eligibility amounts are based on number of credits completed.0-23 credits $5500, 24-53 credits $6500, 54 or more credits $7500 Aggregate Loan Amounts $31,000 Dependent Undergrads and $57,500 Independent Undergrads
Subsidized – 6.8% 12/13 – Only available to
undergrad students as of 7/1/12
Need based, interest free loan while in school
and during 6 month grace period
Unsubsidized – 6.8% Interest begins to accrue as soon as
funds are disbursed – Student has option to pay interest
while in school or defer until after student leaves school
Undergraduate Entrance Counselling – An informational process (explaining responsibilities) required to be completed
by All first time federal loan borrowers at UCONN. Students can complete their Entrance Counseling online at
http://www.studentloans.gov. Funds will not disburse until this process is completed.
Grad students are required to complete Grad Entrance Counselling and a Grad MPN when they take out a Grad PLUS
loan. Both processes are different from the entrance counselling/MPN process completed for the undergraduate loans.
Master Prom Note (MPN) – Needed for federal sub/unsub and PLUS loans. A serial note (good for up to 10
years), completed online (preferred method) directly with DOE. Grad students are required to complete a
Grad PLUS MPN.Funds will not show as anticipated or disburse until this process is completed.Students can
complete their Direct Loan MPN online at www.studentloans.gov.
Exit Counselling – An informational process (explaining repayment) required to be completed when a student leaves school for more than three months regardless of reason. The process can be completed online at www.nslds.ed.gov. Exit holds will be removed within 3 business days.
Parent PLUS Loan
A federally funded loan available to a parent
biological mother, father or (step-parent that
is listed on the FAFSA) of a dependent student:
Grad PLUS Loan
A federally funded loan available to grad and
professional students :
The school receives this information and will use it in the denial process
Grad PLUS Denial
If a student is credit denied, the student will be presented the same four options as parent PLUS denial options.
If credit denied student will not be offered any additional unsubsidized loan eligibility
Carl Perkins Loan – 5% Fixed Rate
Must complete FAFSA on-time, need based, interest
free loan while in school offered by the University of
CT to freshman and sophomore students.
Repayment starts 9 months after leaving school.
Federal Loan Consolidation
The Direct Lending Program is the only program
offering a consolidation option for students.
Consolidation refinances multiple loans into one new
loan with a new repayment term, monthly payments,
and a fixed interest rate. Students who call with
questions should be instructed to visit the DOE
website at www.loanconsolidation.ed.govfor
additional Information. We can assist
students with this process but ultimately they
should try to educate themselves on the
subject and come to a final decision that is
best for them. Phone: Talk with a loan
representative between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.,
EST, Monday through Friday, students may
Perkins Prom Note
All Federal Perkins loan borrowers, including those who have previously completed a Master Promissory Note (MPN), will need to complete an electronic MPN for 2012-2013. ECSI, UConn’s Perkins Loan servicer, will send instructions regarding MPN completion to borrowers’ University email accounts shortly. More information about the Perkins Loan process is available at http://financialaid.uconn.edu/perkins.
Perkins Exit Process
UConn contracts with ECSI (Educational Computer Systems Inc) to complete the exit counseling for Perkins Loans. Please go to www.ecsi.net too complete this exit process. If you should have any questions please call 888-549-3274.
Bachelor of General Studies
Students are considered 5th year undergraduatestudents and are only offered Federal loans.
In order to be considered for need-based financial aid a student must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen. The citizenship status is verified through the FAFSA application process. When it cannot be verified or is questioned, the students file is flagged and assigned a citizenship checklist item. We are required to request appropriate documentation such as:
Students providing a copy of the acceptable citizenship documentation will be awarded aid.
We then add a new Original Citizenship documentation checklist item to ensure funds are not disbursed prior to viewing the original documentation. Students are asked to stop by the Aid Office or go to any branch campus to present the original Citizenship documentation. Anyone reviewing the original documentation is required to complete the Receipt of Original Documentation Form.
Financial Aid recipients who need to take credits at
another institution and want the credits to count
towards their fixed enrollment (Day 10) at UCONN
must complete the Consortium Agreement form
found on our Website prior to the start of classes.
Step 1 – Register for majority classes at UConn
Step 2 – Complete Consortium Agreement Form
Step 3 – We notify student of approval/denial
Step 4 – If approved, actual Consortium sent to
other institution for completion
Step 5 – Once we receive the completed form we
will revise aid to reflect student’s enrollment
Step 6 – Student responsible for paying other school
If denied, financial aid will be based on his/her
enrollment as of the University fixed enrollment date.
Students with Disabilities
Under normal circumstances students with disabilities that prohibit them from enrolling full-time
are only considered for Pell grant (undergraduates only) and federal Stafford loan funds. However, on a case-by-case basis the Center for Students with Disabilities staff may request special consideration for a student enrolled less than full-time, but officially considered full-time. If approved the student is manually packaged by a processing officer and may be eligible to receive state and university grant aid.
FERPA Privacy Waivers
Through an online process a student can grant access to those they’d like us to speak to by assigning any person a 4-digit access code. When anyone other than the student calls or emails our office we are required to verify the callers code to authenticate their identity and the students desire that we speak with that person. If they do not have a code we may only give general financial aid information. We may not discuss any aspect of the students file without the student’s permission. If the caller does not have the 4-digit access code you can discuss anything that can be found on our website such as policies, procedures, forms, ect.
Students participating in the Cooperative Education
Program will not be eligible for financial aid, including
scholarships and work Study, during the semester of
their assignment. Co-op students who are also
enrolled for credits may be eligible for their federal
Stafford loans and Federal Pell grants depending on
their enrollment status. Approved Co-op students
are considered FT matriculated students.
International students are only eligible to apply for alternative loans with a US Citizen as a co-signer
www.disp.uconn.edu or 860-486-3855
It is the goal of UConn to make the transition to and from active duty as easy as possible, and proceed in a way that is most beneficial to students. Because every student’s situation is unique, each student will be handled on a case by case basis. University will restore merit and departmental scholarships in accordance with its polices.
Students who are non-degree are only eligible for Private alternative loans
Residency is determined by the Admission’s Office or Grad School at the time of acceptance. For continuing students any residency status changes are determined by the Student Services & Advocacy Office.
www.ossa.uconn.edu or 860-486-3426
NERP (New England Regional Student Program )
A regional cooperative program administered by the New England Board of Higher Education. This program permits qualified residents of the New England states to study with reduced tuition in certain programs at any of the state universities and the public two-year colleges and technical institutes. Regional Student Program information is also available at http://www.nebhe.org from the New England Board of Higher Education, 45 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111 (617) 357-9620, e-mail:
Second Degree Students
Full-time students pursuing a second degree will
be considered for Federal Stafford loans and
work study. Part-time student will be considered
for federal Stafford loans.
The TCPCG (Teacher Certification Program for
College Graduates) is offered at the Hartford
and Waterbury regional campuses. TCPCG students
enter the program after obtaining a bachelor's degree
in an Appropriate area. Their ages and work
experiences represent a wide spectrum, but their
common goal is to attain a Masters Degree in
education and the certification to teach in Connecticut
Education (K – 12) English (7-12)
Secondary Education ( 7-12) Science (7-12)
History/Social Studies (7-12) Mathematics (7-12)
World Languages (7-12)
Special Education currently at West Hartford campus
(K – 12)
Selective Service - Male 18 to 25
In order to be considered for federal aid, all male
students between the ages of 18 through 25
are required by law to register with Selective
Service. If a student fails to register with the
Selective Service System during the appropriate
time frame they must:
Obtain an advisory opinion from the Selective
Service system that does not dispute the claim
that the student did not knowingly and wilfully fail to
register. We must receive this information in
writing from the Selective Service System.
Selective Service - Male 26 and Older
Male students who cannot get a status information
letter from the Selective Service because they came
into the country after their 26th birthday will need to
provide documentation to our office that shows their
original date of entry. Based on the information
provided the OSFAS makes the final decision.
www.sss.gov or 847-688-6888
Students transferring to UConn are considered for all types of aid dependent upon availability and need. Transfer students are never offered or considered for University Merit scholarships.
If student is a late admit for fall or is a spring only admit they are typically only offered a federal Pell grant (if eligible) and any remaining academic year federal Stafford loan eligibility. Funding is limited and each year is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students may contact the Aid Office to learn about parent PLUS loans, student alternative loans or the payment plan option offered through the Bursar Office.
Continuing students with high academic achievement should inquire about scholarship opportunities at their academic departments within their field of study. The UConn Alumni Office also offers scholarships. Applications can be obtained at www.uconnalumni.edu. The various departments provide the Aid Office with a list of all recipients.
When a student receives an outside scholarship
they need to fax a copy to the Financial Aid Office
at 860-486-6629 and the Bursar Office at 860-486-
5234. The student should then access People Soft
Self Service and complete a Title IV waiver. This
will allow the Bursar Office to defer payment on the
scholarship until the funds arrive. When faxing
forms to the University instruct the student to
Include the student name and People Soft ID# on
University Scholar Program
A prestigious and distinguished program for undergraduates at UConn. No more than 30 University Scholars are selected each year. University Scholars engage in intensive, focused research or project work, culminating in a high-level piece of scholarship or creative accomplishment. Students who are identified as a University Scholar are awarded and processed one semester at a time through the Honors Office.
The Capitol Scholarship Program provides state scholarships to help talented and needy students pay for college.
Priority is given to those who are least able to contribute to college costs. Students may use the scholarship at any
college or university in CT, and in states which have reciprocal arrangements with CT.
To be eligible for the Capitol Scholarship, student must be a CT resident who is a high school senior and rank in top
20% of their graduating class or with SAT and ACT score of at least 1800 and 27, respectively. To apply, students in
their senior year of HS file applications through their high school guidance office on or before February 15th.
For 12/13 and 13/14 NEW incoming Freshman will not be able to apply/receive the Capitol Scholarship due to
decreased CT funding levels for those academic years. The Capitol Scholarship is expected to be available in 14/15
to NEW incoming freshman.
Continuing students will be awarded as follows:
Students who are ¾ time are eligible for the full Capitol award.
Students who are ½ time will receive a prorated award.
Continuing students eligibility and reinstatement questions are addressed by our office.
If they need to get verification of their enrollment students should contact the Registrar Office.
University Merit ScholarshipsUConn recruitment scholarships are offered to incoming freshman students for eight semesters and are offered by the Admission’s Office through the admission application process. Any student being offered a University Merit scholarship is notified of the scholarship at the same time they are notified of their acceptance into the University. Grade Point average, SAT/ACT scores and class rank are all taken into consideration.
Nutmeg Scholarship & Day of Pride Scholarships – applicants are nominated and provided an application from a
High School Guidance Counsellor at each Connecticut high school.
Presidential Scholars Award for Valedictorians and Salutatorians
Merit-based Scholarship (renewable for 4 years; valued at a fixed amount determined on a yearly basis)
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is only responsible for the initial selection during the acceptance process into the University. Continuing students calling about any University merit scholarship should not be transferred to the Admission’s Office.
We receive many calls from parents/students who feel they should have been awarded the Leadership or Academic Excellence scholarship. The criteria and the process for all University scholarships is very selective and highly competitive.
Academic Excellence Scholarship
Newly admitted Freshman -The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is only responsible for the initial selection during the acceptance process into the University.
Continuing students calling about any University merit scholarship should not be transferred to the Admission’s Office. To ensure continuity and compliance with University and federal guidelines , all renewable University scholarships are annually reviewed by the OSFAS verifying the student is maintaining the specific cumulative grade point average, SAP guidelines and or any other specific criteria as identified in the original merit scholarship offer letter sent to the student at time of acceptance.
Student Employment To find and apply for jobs direct studentsto the student Employment website firstname.lastname@example.org call 860-486-3474 for additional information
Federal Work Study
Is awarded to eligible full-time students whose
FAFSA is received on or before the UConn on-
time deadline of March 1st. Work study cannot
be applied to the fee bill. Students will receive
bi-weekly pay checks for the hours worked.
Students must secure a job by beginning of
October or WS award will be rescinded.
Any student wishing to work on campus can
apply for a student labor job. A student does
not have to have financial need or be a
financial aid applicant to qualify. Student Labor
positions are funded by the hiring department.
Students will receive a bi-weekly pay check for
the hours worked.
Students find their own work-study jobs through the student employment website.
Eligible students: Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Employment may be on or off campus with an eligible employer:
There is no Wait List or Appeal Process for work-study
Cost of study abroad varies depending on the program. Cost usually includes tuition, program fees, airfare, visa, passport, insurance, in-country transportation, and personal expenses. For further information students can go to Studyabroad@uconn.edu or call the Study Abroad Office at 860-486-5022.
Financial Aid Package
UConn Programs – when a student is billed UConn
tuition they may have all aid except for Federal
Work Study (FWS)
Internal and External UConn Programs –
Students cannot receive, FWS, Tuition Remission
Grant, tuition waiver, University grant or any
academic merit scholarships
External Programs - approved by the Study Abroad
Office – Must complete Informal Consortium
Agreement prior to payment deadline
The only additional funding available for study
abroad expenses are:
Deferring The Bill For Non-UConn Students
Submit a UCONN Informal Consortium Agreement
after paying the study abroad deposit. In some
cases the other institution may have their own form
that must be submitted to them in order for the
student to have the payment deferred
Refund Check Process
All aid will come to the Bursar Office. If there is a credit balance the student will be written a refund for the remaining amount.
UConn does not pay any other school directly
Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership,
Academic Excellence can only be used for
programs where UConn tuition is charged.
Going abroad is an option that enhances a students college career but it is not a requirement in order to receive a degree at UConn.
In order to be considered for Pell, Summer WS and
or remaining Federal loan eligibility students must:
Summer Alternative Loan option:
Students applying for private alternative loans
only, do not need to complete a FAFSA
Eligible undergraduate students with summer Pell eligibility will be awarded a Federal Pell Grant based on the enrollment at the time of awarding. All summer Pell grants will be disbursed in May . All Summer Pell Grants will be finalized at the end of summer add/drop which is in July and Pell adjustments will be made up or down if needed.
Verification Process for 12/13Many students selected for verification are chosen randomly. However, someone is more likely to be selected for verification if the data provided on the FAFSA was inconsistent, if the FAFSA submitted was incomplete, or if the FAFSA contained estimated information.
Incoming freshman selected for verification will be packaged prior to the verification process. The aid packages however are considered estimates and will not be finalized until the verification process is completed.
Continuing students are awarded financial aid after all requested information is received and reviewed. Funding is limited and financial aid is awarded on a first come first served basis. If the information requested by our office is not submitted early enough, the student may miss an opportunity for financial aid funds that become depleted as the awarding cycle continues. Instruct student to fax or mail all requested documents to our office. For security reasons our office prefers information be faxed and not emailed.
Requesting Tax Transcripts
WEBSITE – www.irs.gov, under the heading>click on “Order a Return or Account Transcript” . Under #3 click “Go get your transcript” . Click on the Oder a transcript. By Phone – 1-800-928-9946, by Mail – Complete IRS Form 4506-T , Request for Transcript of Tax Return, check off box 6a.
W2 Forms – only needed in rare cases as requested by our office
Should contact their Employer first, If not available can call IRS at 1-800-829-1040
Foreign Income Earnings – If a parent has earnings from a foreign country they are required to provide us with a copy of a foreign return or a statement from an employer indicating earnings. We ask that they then calculate the foreign earnings into US dollars.
Non-Filer – Student/Parent can indicate Non-filer when they complete the FAFSA. If they do that the tax return request will automatically be waived. If they do not indicate non-filer at that time they may request a Non-filer form. They may have to submit copies of their W2 forms if income was earned (if applicable).
Students and/or parents are asked to supply additional information when the information reported on the 12/13 FAFSA and the verification documents received are still not enough to complete and satisfy the verification process. A Supplemental Information checklist and a VERPND comment is posted under comments. Always review the VERPND comment as this will tell you exactly what is needed for that specific student.
When a students ISIR (FAFSA) is loaded into our system and the Vet status cannot be verified a checklist
item will automatically be assigned by the system. If the Veteran’s Office cannot verify a students Vet status
they will request the student submit a copy of their DD214 discharge papers. Typically the Vets that are
required to submit the DD214 paperwork are Vets who have recently been discharged and their information
is not yet available in the system.
Student’s eligibility for Veterans Tuition Waiver follows the guidelines outlined in the pamphlet issued by the
state Department of Higher education. To be eligible, the student must have served 90 or more days on
active duty during one of the approved timeframes. Additionally, the veteran must be honorably discharged
from the service and be domiciled in the state at the time of admission in a degree program.
State of CT Waiver approved through Vets Office and Dan
National Guard Waiver approved through Bursar and Guard unit
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