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)*
The University of New Haven 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. The University of New
Haven will use a Financial Aid Award Offer to communicate with the student,
directing the student to view and accept their award offer online. The award offer indicates the
amount of financial assistance being offered for the academic year.
*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 (Monthly Installment Plan), the federal Direct parent PLUS loan program, or a private alternative loan.