DON’T FORGET THESE IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES!
FAFSA Deadline: March 1st, 2015
All Other Documents: May 1st, 2015
What time is it? It’s time to file your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as the FAFSA!
In order to receive any form of need-based financial aid from the University of New Haven, students must complete a FAFSA. You must complete the application electronically by visiting the Department of Education’s website,www.FAFSA.gov. In order to do this, you will need the school’s code, which is 001397, as well as you and your parent’s Federal PIN numbers. The deadline for completion of the FAFSA is March 1st, 2015. If you are confused about how to file your FAFSA, or have any questions regarding the deadlines, please consult the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. If you wait until after March 1st, 2015 to file you will be considered late, and you may receive less financial aid because of late penalties.
It is also important to make sure that you have completed all of the documentation necessary to receive financial aid from UNH.
All of your documents must be submitted to the university by the deadline, May 1st, 2015. Go to www.newhaven.edu/financialaid and click on the My Financial Aid icon. The log in process is easy. Your “Student ID” is the nine digit number on the front of your Student ID card.
•If you have logged in before, and you remember your PIN, enter the information and hit submit.
•If you have already logged in but have forgotten your PIN, click “Forgot PIN” and follow the instructions.
•If you have never created an account, click “First Time User” and follow the instructions”
Once you have logged into your financial aid online access, you will be able to view all of the information concerning your financial aid. Familiarize yourself with the website, and check under the tab labeled “Documents” to see if you are missing any documents. If something says “not received” or “incomplete” next to it, then it means that you need to get that documentation to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. Some forms are available for you to print directly from the “Forms” tab. It is important to constantly check up on your financial aid account. You can also give your login information to your parents so they can check the status of your financial aid for you!
Explanations of Common Documents:
FAFSA Application filed online at www.FAFSA.gov for need-based financial aid. Available January 1st, due March 1, 2015!!
2015-2016 Independent/dependent Verification worksheet: If the U.S. Department of Education selects your financial aid
application for a process called “Verification,” then you must complete the Verification worksheet and return it to the Financial
Aid Office. This can be faxed to 203-931-6050.
Student/Parent IRS Tax Return Transcript: If you are selected for verification, you must provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your 2014 Tax Return
Transcript. REMEMBER: a copy of your tax returns will not be accepted; it MUST be a copy of your tax return transcript You can request a copy of your transcript from the IRS via this website: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=232168,00.html.
Do not forget the FAFSA deadline! It is March 1st, 2015. All other documents must be submitted by the deadline of May 1st, 2015.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.Tweet