Application Procedure

Financial Aid Application Procedure

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

School Code

The University of the Arts Federal Title IV code is 003350.

Please note:
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.

Please follow this link for a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on the Financial Aid Application process at The University of the Arts.
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, fellowships, 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 affected by the timing of the student’s 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 Financial Aid noting the type and amount of aid the student is declining.