Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

There's an easier way to get great value.

Utica College offers a quality, private education you can afford

Financial aid is an important part of what makes UC such a great value.

  • More than 95% of Utica College students receive financial aid.
  • At Utica College, a typical financial aid package will cover more than 50% of the cost of attendance.


of UC Students Receive Financial Aid


of Tuition Cost is Covered by
Typical Financial Aid Package


Cost Of Attendance

How To Apply For Aid


A substantial amount of student aid comes from scholarships and grants available directly through Utica College.

For example, in Fall 2012, the average financial aid package for incoming freshman students, including:

  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Student employment
  • Federal loans

...was $28,269. The average Utica College grant for incoming freshmen that year was $16,124.

Learn more:


To get the aid process in motion, file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

Use this application to apply for all kinds of federal student aid, including
Pell Grants, various types of student loans, andstudent employment aid.Submitting your FAFSA also begins the process of determining your eligibility for receiving
direct aid from Utica College.

What you will need for your FAFSA:

  • Utica College's federal school code: 002883
  • Your social security number and your parents’ social security numbers (if needed)
  • Your driver’s license (if you have one)
  • Your alien registration number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Last year’s federal income tax forms, information about untaxed income (such as Social Security, TANF, or veterans benefits), and information about savings, investments and farm assets for yourself, your spouse (if you’re married), and your parents (if you’re including parent information)

Residents of New York: Apply for N.Y. State student aid at

New York State offers several options for state residents, including:

  • the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP),
  • the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), and
  • the Collegiate Science and Technology Program (CSTEP).

Learn more about New York State student aid at

Note: UC’s TAP code is 1022 (for undergraduates).


When you receive a message from the College detailing your financial aid package, you will also be given instructions on how to set up your account with Student Financial Services. 


MaryEllen Fitzgerald-Bord

“A lot of people don’t have the opportunity to go to a small, private college like Utica just because they might not be able to afford it. The tuition reset kind of levels the playing field. It’s really cool that people who might have had to say no in the past because of finances can say yes now.”

MaryEllen Fitzgerald-Bord
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502