2015-16 SHU Online Financial Aid Checklist (for Fall 2015, Spring 2016 & Summer 2016)
- Application available January 1st
- School Code 001403
- Click on the FAFSA icon to complete the application online
- Before you begin: The FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN as the credential with which students, parents, and borrowers authenticate their identity to access their federal student aid information online and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to the FAFSA.
The FAFSA should ideally be completed at least six weeks prior to the beginning of your first enrollment period. However, you can apply for federal aid anytime during the academic year.
- 2015-2016 SHU Online Confidential Information Form (For Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016)
- "Apply Online" in SHUAwards
The Confidential Information Form should ideally be completed at least six weeks prior to the beginning of your first enrollment period. However, you can apply for federal aid anytime during the academic year.
Students 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 our office will email you access into SHUAwards. After you receive this email, then 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 acceptance 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 may be required to finalize financial assistance:
- Proof of citizenship
- Proof of selective service registration
- Verification documents such as the current year Federal Tax Return Transcript, 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 Degree program
- Be in attendance on a half-time basis per semester (3 credits for Graduate Students and 6 credits for Undergraduate Students)
- 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