Application Process & Deadlines

‎Complete your FAFSA

  • FAFSA IconSchool Code 001403
  • Application available January 1st
  • Click on the FAFSA icon to complete the application online
  • Before beginning your FAFSA, make sure you have your FAFSA pin number available. If not please apply for a new PIN Number

*The FAFSA should be completed at least six weeks prior to the beginning of your first enrollment period.*

Complete the 2014-2015 Graduate Confidential Information Form

*The Confidential Information Form should be completed at least six weeks prior to the beginning of your first enrollment period.*

Check your Awards Package

‎Check SHUawards for your award package. Students can access financial assistance information online including:

  • View your financSHU Awards Iconial 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, 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 your letter and follow the prompts to create your PIN. This will allow you to monitor your award, review required information and pending documents or forms.

Additional Documentation‎

Additional documentation may be required to finalize financial assistance. This could include:

  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of selective service registration
  • Verification documents such as the current year Federal Income Tax Return, W2 forms and Verification Worksheets

‎Federal Stafford Loan recipients only

‎If a Federal Stafford Loan has been included in your award please complete the 3 Step Process required for disbursement.


Financial Aid Eligibility
In order to be considered for federal financial aid, you must meet the following conditions:

  • A U.S. Citizen or permanent resident (eligible non-citizen) and have documented proof of your status
  • Admitted and matriculating in a Graduate Degree program
  • Be in attendance on a half-time basis in each enrollment period. Typically, two or more courses that equals six or more credits per semester
  • Not be in default on a prior federal student loan and not owe a refund on a federal student grant
  • Maintaining satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Sacred Heart University Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and be maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0