In order to be eligible to receive financial aid at the university of New Haven for the 2013-2014 academic year all applicants must have applied, been officially accepted and matriculated for admission, and be enrolled in a degree program. Most financial aid awards are based on an individual's demonstration of need after careful consideration of the application for assistance. In calculating need, the Financial Aid Office attempts to consider all aspects of a student's financial circumstances. Need based awards are only available to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Some funds are available on a merit basis for students who have exceptional academic records or athletic ability.