New Incoming Students - Application Process

Priority Deadlines

 CSS ProfileFAFSA
Early Decision December 1st February 15th
Early Action December 1st February 15th
Regular Admission February 15th February 15th

Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator IconThe Pioneer Price Financial Aid and Net Price Calculator was created to help you get a quick estimate of your financial aid eligibility, as well as an estimate of your federal expected family contribution (EFC) so you can determine your true out-of-pocket costs if you attend. This calculator is designed to provide an estimate of your financial aid eligibility. Results are based on 2013-2014 Cost of Attendance figures and student aid eligibility requirements.  

This is not an official financial aid award.  You must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine your eligibility for federal and state financial assistance and  CSS Profile (Financial Aid Application provided through the College Board) to determine eligibility for institutional grants and scholarships and other private sources of financial assistance.

Complete your CSS Profile Application, if you want to be considered for institutional or private financial assistance.

School Code 3780  CollegeBoard Logo

‎Complete your FAFSA, the free application for federal and state financial assistance.

  • FAFSA IconSchool Code 001403  ‌‌
  • Application available January 1
  • Click the FAFSA icon to complete the application online
  • Before beginning your FAFSA the student and parent must apply for a PIN Number

‎Review your Award Package

Once the student has been accepted to SHU, an Award package will be made available to view online through SHUawards.

SHU Awards Icon‌Students can access financial assistance information online including:   ‌‌
  • View your financial assistance awards
  • Accept your awards
  • View the status of your application
  • A list of documents received and documents outstanding
  • Monitor the status of student loans for the current year
Receiving your ID number and Pin number to SHUawards:
Once you are accepted into Sacred Heart University, you will receive a congratulatory letter from The Office of Financial Assistance via e-mail.  At this time, please go to SHUawards and click on "First Time User" in the "Log In" box.  To activate your account, enter your seven digit Student ID number found at the top of the e-mail and follow the prompts to create your PIN.  This will allow you to monitor your award, review required information and pending documents or forms.