2024–2025 Financial Aid Next Steps

Have you been accepted to UArts? Congratulations! Here are your next steps and the timeline for being considered for further need-based financial aid.

  • If you have not done so already, complete the 2024–2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get started at studentaid.gov/fafsa.

  • We encourage students to complete the 2024–2025 FAFSA by March 15, if possible.

  • Many students and families have encountered technical challenges while trying to complete the FAFSA this year. If this is the case for you, continue to utilize the FAFSA support resources until your issue is resolved. UArts will make sure all admitted students who file the FAFSA are eligible for the same institutional funding to support your costs.

  • If you did not provide your Social Security Number (SSN) when you applied, go to your application portal to submit this. If you don't see an SSN form on your checklist, then you have already submitted your SSN. Your SSN is necessary to link your FAFSA to your application for admission.

  • Universities expect to receive student FAFSA data in mid-March, and we currently expect to begin sending financial aid offer letters by April 1. Your financial aid offer letter will show your expected cost of attendance, and all eligible financial aid—which may include your merit scholarship, institutional grants, federal grants, and/or federal loans.

  • Once you’ve received your financial aid offer letter, talk to your financial aid counselor. Your counselor will reach out to plan a time to talk by Zoom or phone to discuss your offer letter, pathways to financing your education, and payment plans, as well as how they can support you in this process until you graduate from UArts.

Need help? Contact us.

finaid@uarts.edu or 215-717-6170