Applying for Aid

The decision on what college to attend is one of the most important decisions that a person makes.  The way to pay for that education is often the deciding factor on what school to attend.  We hope this page will serve as your guide for applying for financial aid, including things you need to know, resources, and assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

FAFSA is the only action required to apply for most financial aid at Union; however, some specific scholarships require separate applications. See the scholarships section of our website for more information.

You will need to complete the FAFSA each year for financial aid consideration.  File by the priority deadline.  The early you file, the more opportunity to receive all of your eligible aid.

Get help

A good place to start is by learning how to avoid common mistakes when completing the FAFSA.

You may also contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 or visit the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

Review your Student Aid Report

After you submit the FAFSA, a Student Aid Report (SAR) will be generated and sent to you via email.  When you get your report, verify that all of your information is correct. If necessary, corrections can be made through the FAFSA website.  If you have questions about your report, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243. Be prepared to provide your DRN number (located in the upper right corner of your Student Aid Report). Remember to print the revised copy for your records.

The Office of Financial Aid will also receive a copy of your report and review your information. We will contact you if additional information is needed.

Notification of awards

New Students

If you are a new undergraduate, graduate, or transfer student with an offer of admission, you can expect an email or letter from our office in late March if Union has received your FAFSA.

Current Students

If you are a current student and Union College has received your FAFSA, you will receive notification from our office.

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