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Financial Aid for Online Graduate Students2018-08-17T13:42:20+00:00

Financial Aid for Online Graduate Students

At the University of New Haven, we recognize the financial commitment and investment that comes with a graduate education. The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to providing students with the right information to facilitate decisions on their financing and borrowing options.

Applications for graduate financial aid are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. Students interested in applying for financial aid are encouraged to do so at least 4 weeks prior to the start of a session. This ensures that aid is awarded in a timely manner and is available at the beginning of each session.

Students who apply for financial aid and are eligible (see below) may be offered a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan up to a maximum amount of $20,500 for the academic year. For additional details and information on this loan please click here.

Get an estimate of how much it would cost to repay your loan. Click here to visit the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator!

For more information, please contact Jeff Pietrangeli at 203-479-4111 or email him at jpietrangeli@newhaven.edu. You can also call the Financial Aid office at 203-932-7315 or financialaid@newhaven.edu. The financial aid office is located at Bergami Hall, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT.

For information on Veterans Benefits, please contact John Casarella at 203-932-7388 or email him at jcasarella@newhaven.edu.


To qualify for federal financial aid as a graduate student at the University of New Haven, you must:

  • Be admitted and matriculated into a degree-granting program and enrolled at least half-time (6 credits or 2 classes per semester, which is the equivalent of 1 class per term) in the session for which you are seeking assistance;
  • Be considered an eligible citizen, permanent resident or non-citizen as defined on the FAFSA;
  • Not be in default on a prior federal student loan and not owe a refund on a federal student grant;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the University of New Haven’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

How to Apply

  1. Before beginning your FAFSA, make sure you have applied for and received an FSA ID. The FSA ID will allow you to sign the FAFSA electronically. You can apply for your FSA ID and www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  2. File Your FAFSA (FAFSA). Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the FAFSA.
  3. You must list the University of New Haven as one of the schools entitled to receive this information and list our Title IV school code number, which is 001397.

Financial Aid Cost of Attendance

To determine your financial aid eligibility the Financial Aid Office utilizes a Cost of Attendance which consists of direct charges from the university as well as other general expenses incurred by the student during an academic year. For the 2017-18 academic year, the cost of attendance for a standard full-time (9 credits per term) and half-time (minimum of 5 credits per term) Graduate student is as follows:


The Financial Aid Office will determine an aid package based on the student’s FAFSA information, cost of attendance, and enrollment for each session.The financial need of each student is used to determine aid eligibility. Need is calculated by subtracting the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by a federally mandated formula using the financial information supplied on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), from the Cost of Attendance (COA).

How You are Awarded and Notified

  • Incoming students are notified of their aid eligibility through a financial aid award notification which is sent to their home. This correspondence outlines the procedures to view their award information online via our web-based financial aid system. Students begin receiving award notifications upon completion of the FAFSA AND acceptance into the university.

Students, Please Note:

  • Once you have completed your financial aid application and it is reviewed, additional forms and documents may be requested.
  • If you will receive financial assistance or scholarships from an outside source (including employer tuition reimbursement) for the academic year, you must declare this information to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Financial aid applications must be completed and loan applications certified prior to the last day of the session for which you are seeking aid.

Loan Repayment

The following link offers important information about Repaying Your Loans. Repayment plans and calculators are available as well as information on Postponing Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. You can estimate your monthly payments using the Loan Repayment Chart.

Financial Aid Refund Policy

Refunds of charges and financial aid will be based on the institutional refund policy, and on the Return of Title IV Funds calculation, as required by Section 484B of the Higher Education Act. Federal regulations require that any unearned Title IV aid be returned to the program(s) that provided the funds. For additional information, please see the Financial Aid Policies page.