Application Process & Deadlines

‎Complete your FAFSA

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

Complete the Graduate Confidential Information Form ‌

  • Complete the form on SHUAwards > Menu > Apply Online OR submit the paper version:

2017-2018 Graduate Confidential Information Form

2018-2019 Graduate Confidential Information Form

The FAFSA and Grad CIF should be completed at least six weeks prior to the beginning of your first enrollment period. Please note that additional documentation may be required. 

Review your Awards 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) 


Financial Aid Eligibility 

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

  • Be admitted and matriculated in an graduate degree program
  • Be in attendance on at least a half-time basis (3 credits) in each enrollment period
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident (eligible non-citizen) and have documented proof of your status
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan and not owe a refund on a federal student grant
  • Be maintaining SAP as defined by the SHU Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and be maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00