Applying For Financial Aid
Applying for financial aid at Utica University is an integral part of the admissions process.
How To Apply
For detailed instructions, visit our Financial Aid Services page:
Answering the Affordability Question
THREE SIMPLE STEPS
Step 1 | File Your FAFSA
First, you need to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for federal grants and loans. Factors considered in this application include:
- Family size
- Number of students in your family attending university
The FAFSA determines your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the maximum amount of federal aid you can receive. This information is provided to your financial aid counselor at Utica, who will look into other sources of assistance available through the University, including:
- Federal, State and Institutional Grants
- Endowed Scholarships
- The FAFSA will open for 2024-2025 academic year by December 31, 2023. (See the official Federal Student Aid web site for details.)
- Utica University has established no deadline or priority date for the FAFSA to be completed. Applicants may file on a rolling basis.
- Prospective students will receive notification of their financial aid award package in early spring 2024.
In order to receive a financial aid award notice, you must have a completed FAFSA on file and acceptance into Utica University. The FAFSA determines your Student Aid Index (SAI) beginning in the 2024-25 Award Year. The SAI is a number that determines each student’s eligibility for certain types of federal student aid.
Important: Applicants and other contributors must consent to the use of their federal tax information (FTI) on the FAFSA. An applicant or contributor can enter income and tax data manually on the FAFSA. However, we cannot accept the FAFSA and the applicant will not be eligible for federal student aid until all required contributors provide consent. (Because the FUTURE Act requires consent to use FTI for federal student aid eligibility and FTI includes filing status, non-tax filers must also consent.)
New York State residents:
New York State residents are encouraged to complete the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application on the state website for additional aid provided by NY state.
Step 2 | Run The Numbers
You can get a rough estimate of your cost of attendance at Utica University by using our Net Price Calculator (sussvil.com/npc). You can also contact your Financial Aid Counselor for more information.
Step 3 | Visit Us
Go to sussvil.com/visit and:
- register for an admissions event
- arrange a private visit for you, your family, your friends – whoever you want to bring.
During your visit, you will have an opportunity to meet with a financial aid counselor and get your questions answered. You can also take a tour of campus, talk with students and faculty, and discover a little more of what it means to be a Pioneer.
“I first visited Utica with my brother, and I loved it. When I found out about the tuition reset, Utica blew all my other choices out of the water. It made the decision an easy one.”
Kashawn Stroman '20
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