All students who wish to be considered for financial aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information must be released to the U.S. Department of Education and to the University.
A student cannot be considered for any type of financial aid until a correct and complete FAFSA has been processed.
The University does not require the CSS, ACT, FAF, Profile, or other financial aid applications to be considered for financial assistance.
The Department of Education has provided an easy way to apply electronically for aid. The FAFSA can be completed and filed at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.
The University of the Arts Federal Title IV code is 003350.
To be considered for financial aid, students must be accepted for admission to the University or be currently enrolled and making satisfactory academic progress as defined by the University.
Declining Financial Aid
If a student declines his/her offer of financial aid or admission, the University will rescind all offers of financial assistance (scholarships, grants, loans, and work study). If that student decides later in that year to enroll at the University for the upcoming academic year, he/she will be reconsidered for assistance at that point. Eligibility for financial assistance will be effected by the timing of the students decision to enroll, and availability of funds at the time when the student communicates their decision to enroll.
If the student decides to seek financial aid for a subsequent academic year, the student must re-apply for financial aid by completing a new FAFSA in accordance with the published deadlines and processes in place at that time.
A student may choose to decline a portion of his/her financial aid award by sending a letter to the Office of Student Financial Services noting the type and amount of aid the student is declining.
State Grant Information
The FAFSA serves as the state grant application for residents of Pennsylvania (per PHEAA’s guidelines), and will be used to evaluate the student’s eligibility for a PHEAA Grant. The PHEAA deadline for filing of the FAFSA is May 1. Residents of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, or West Virginia, may be eligible to receive a state grant at UArts and should contact the higher education assistance agency in their state of residence for deadline information.
Students who are residents of these states and are currently receiving a state grant MUST file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A separate state grant application form may also need to be submitted to the higher education assistance agency in the student’s home state.
If the state grant can be used in Pennsylvania, it is "portable." Portable state grants may be less at UArts than if used at a college in a student’s home state.
Residents of states not listed above are prevented by their state from using their state grants in Pennsylvania.