New Incoming Students - Application Process

Priority Deadlines

Early Decision December 1
December 1
Early Action December 15
December 15
Regular Admission February 15
February 15

Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator IconThe Pioneer Price Financial Aid and Net Price Calculator is not an official award. Instead it is a tool designed to provide a quick estimate of your financial aid eligibility, as well as an estimate of your federal expected family contribution (EFC) so you may determine your true out-of-pocket costs if you attend.

*Results are based on 2018-2019 Cost of Attendance figures and student aid eligibility requirements.

Complete the CSS Profile Application | to be considered for institutional or private financial assistance

‎Complete the FAFSA | the free application for federal and state financial assistance

  • FAFSA IconSchool Code 001403  ‌‌
  • Application available October 1
  • Click the FAFSA icon to register and complete the application online

‎Review your Award Package

Your SHUAwards Account:
Once you are accepted into Sacred Heart University, you will receive a congratulatory email from the Office of Student Financial Assistance which will advise you to visit SHUAwards and click on First Time User in the LOG IN box. To activate your account, enter your 7-digit Student ID number found at the top of the email and follow the prompts to create your PIN. 
Accepted students can do the following via SHUAwards:
  • view their financial assistance awards by semester
  • accept, reduce, or decline their award(s)
  • confirm the status of financial assistance documents (received, incomplete, etc.) 
  • review the financial assistance messaging relating to their award(s) 
  • view their loan history from the National Student Loan Database (NSLDS)