Financial Aid & Scholarship


Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1 and UConn’s priority filing deadline of March 1 for maximum aid consideration. Financial aid packages are awarded based on eligibility and typically include a combination of funds from several programs and sources. For details, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services or call 860-486-2819.

All applications for financial aid must be completed by March 1 for maximum aid consideration.


The University of Connecticut is proud to offer a number of renewable merit scholarships for both in-state and out-of-state students with a record of high academic achievement and leadership. Students participating in the Guaranteed Admission Program also have a unique opportunity available through the President-to-President Scholarship. Incoming freshmen are automatically considered for most merit scholarships administered by the University of Connecticut with the exception of the Nutmeg and Day of Pride scholarships, which require a school counselor nomination. UConn Promise Grants are reserved for Hartford and New Haven Promise Scholars.

Offers of merit scholarships through UConn are reserved for U.S. permanent residents and citizens and are generally awarded for fall semester entry.

In addition, specific scholarships are available to students enrolling at UConn Stamford campus through the generous support of corporations and private donors. These include the Bank of America Scholarship, General Re Scholarship, Stamford 460 Scholarship, and William Pitt Scholarship for graduates of Norwalk Community College.

For current UConn Stamford students, a scholarship table is located in the hallway between the Student Services office and the Registrar’s office on the 2nd floor. Updated information and applications are kept from late January through May. Interested students who have attended UConn for at least one semester should check this table regularly.  Awards are typically based on such criteria as excellent academic and community achievement and can range from $100 to $3,000. The UConn Stamford Scholarship Committee awards a number of monetary scholarships. To be eligible, fill out the Stamford Campus and Related Scholarship Application located on the scholarship table.


The Office of National Scholarships recruits and mentors high achieving students to compete for prestigious national and international awards. For more information, go to:

For more information on university and non-university scholarships visit the main campus website at:

You may also wish to check your library, contact community groups, high school or prior institutions and local civic organizations for information regarding other scholarship opportunities. You should never have to pay a fee for any scholarship search. All students should fill out a FAFSA form for other financial aid at (University of Connecticut Federal Code number is 001417).