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How to Apply

The form used by colleges and universities to apply for financial aid is the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  The FAFSA is a federal application that is FREE and should be completed at the federal government's website  This form MUST BE COMPLETED EACH YEAR, for which the student is seeking financial assistance.

Beginning in October, students may complete the CSS Profile form at  This form will be used to provide an estimated Financial Aid Award by the end of January to students who have been accepted for admission.  This allows students who are accepted for Early Action or Early Decision to know the expected family costs before paying the Early Action or Early Decision enrollment and housing deposit to UNH.  To receive an early estimated Financial Aid Award, families may complete the CSS Profile form up to February 1.  The UNH school code for the CSS Profile form is 3663.

The UNH priority date for submitting the 2016-2017 FAFSA is March 1, 2016.  Additional paperwork is required by May 1, 2016.  Applications may be completed after those dates* however the applications will be considered on a rolling basis, depending on the availability of funds. Applications must be received, not postmarked, by the dates mentioned above. 

NOTE:  *Financial Aid applications must be completed and loans certified prior to the last day of the term for which the student is seeking aid.

The school uses the FAFSA to determine a student's eligibility for federal financial aid.  Schools also use the FAFSA to determine the amount of institutional "need-based" financial aid to offer students.  In addition, many states use the FAFSA to determine a student's eligibility for state financial aid.

  1. UNH instructions to APPLY  for federal and "need-based" financial aid
  2. UNH instructions to apply for Merit/Academic Scholarships

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.

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