Financial aid is an important part of what makes UC such a great value.
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:
...was $28,269. The average Utica College grant for incoming freshmen that year was $16,124.
To get the aid process in motion, file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
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:
Residents of New York: Apply for N.Y. State student aid at http://www.tap.hesc.ny.gov.
New York State offers several options for state residents, including:
Learn more about New York State student aid at http://www.tap.hesc.ny.gov
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.
“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.”