Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance FAQs

The Office of Student Financial Assistance is committed to assisting students and families throughout the financial aid process.

To apply for federal and state financial assistance:

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
School Code #001403

Form available......................................................................................................................... October 1

To apply for institutional grants/scholarships and other private sources of assistance:

Complete the College Scholarship Service PROFILE (CSS Profile)
School Code #3780

Priority deadlines for completion of the FAFSA and CSS Profile:
Early Decision students....................................................................................................... October 1
Early Action students.................................................................................................... December 15
Regular Decision students..............................................................................................February 15

All new students are considered for academic scholarships as part of the admission application review process. A separate scholarship application is not required. Merit scholarships are awarded based on the review of each student’s high school transcript. Course selection and overall grade point average are weighed heavily in the review process. Academic scholarships are renewable for four years (eight semesters) of undergraduate study provided the student is enrolled full time each semester and maintains the cumulative GPA established for each program.

Students transferring to Sacred Heart University may be eligible for academic scholarships based on academic achievements at their previous post-secondary institutions, including Phi Theta Kappa and the SHU Transfer Achievement Award.

Sacred Heart University also offers activity-based grant and scholarship programs for full-time undergraduate students who participate in various programs on campus such as Community Service, Performing Arts and Intercollegiate Athletics. Annual review of these grants requires continued participation in the grant-awarding program.

SHU awards institutional need-based assistance to students based on preliminary data gathered through the CSS Profile form. We also require the completion of the FAFSA form so that students may be eligible for federal and state grants and loan assistance.

For more information about financial assistance, please visit www.sacredheart.edu/sfaincoming. The Office of Student Financial Assistance can also provide you with additional, detailed materials during your campus visit.

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