The University of New Haven Financial Aid Office will receive the results of your FAFSA providing you have entered our school code (001397) in the school code section of the FAFSA.
- The federal processing center processes the FAFSA with a federally mandated calculation called "Need Analysis"
- The result of the processed FAFSA is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)*
- UNH uses the EFC to determine the types of financial aid and amounts we can offer to a student
The Financial Aid Office acts as the "liaison" between the federal government and the family. Under federal guidelines, the school determines the students' eligibility for the federal financial aid programs. At the same time, the school will determine the students' eligibility for institutional financial aid. UNH will use a Financial Aid Award Notification to communicate with the student, directing the student to view and accept their award online. The award indicates the amount of financial assistance being offered.
*Note: The EFC is the calculated amount your family is expected to contribute toward the student’s education. However the Financial Aid Office has a limited amount of resources to distribute as equitably as possible to all of our financial aid applicants. We meet a percentage of a student’s financial need using the different types of financial aid, such as grants and scholarships, loans and student employment. Most families will need to supplement their EFC and unmet need through a variety of resources such as the tuition payment plan (TMS) , the federal Direct parent PLUS loan program, or a private alternative loan.