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Student Financial Aid

Undergraduate Financial Aid

Two forms of financial aid maybe available to students applying to the University of Connecticut.

Aid based upon financial status of an applicants family is available from the University Office of Student Financial Aid, according to guidelines established by the Federal Government. Please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1 and UConn’s priority filing deadline of March 1 for maximum aid consideration. Financial aid packages are awarded based on eligibility and typically include a combination of funds from several programs and sources. For details, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.

Aid based on talent and ability are available from the Department of Dramatic Arts. For information, consult faculty member for your major or email to the Drama Office at dramaoffice@uconn.edu by January 30th, 2017.

UConn also offers series of renewable merit scholarships for high school seniors with a record of high academic achievement and leadership. Please apply by December 1st, 2016 if you would like to be considered for merit scholarships.  For more information regarding UConn Scholarships, please visit the UConn Undergraduate Admissions Merit Scholarship.  

Graduate Financial Aid

Merit-based Aid – Full and half-time Graduate Assistantships are available to qualified students. The half assistantship stipend is $11,121.44. All assistantships carry a full tuition waiver. Medical and Dental Insurance are available at group rates. Rates are available on the Human Resources website. Graduate Assistants are responsible for full-time fees. Lectureships involving the teaching of undergraduate courses are sometimes available to highly qualified graduate students. Lectureships carry stipends per three-credit course, but do not include a tuition waiver. Medical and Dental Insurance are available at group rates. Rates are available on the Human Resources website.

For more specific information about assistantships in each of the department’s MFA programs, check with the individual program directors. To apply for an assistantship, check “yes” after the appropriate question on the application for admission. The major advisor will make decisions on the award of graduate assistantships.

Need-based Aid – Various types of assistance in the form of work study, tuition remission, loans, and minority fellowships are available to graduate students meeting the University’s financial aid criteria. Please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1 and UConn’s priority filing deadline of March 1 for maximum aid consideration. Financial aid packages are awarded based on eligibility and typically include a combination of funds from several programs and sources. For details, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.