Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Get more value.

Utica College offers a quality, private education you can afford

We are committed to making your experience at Utica College as financially accessible as possible. That is why in Fall of 2016 we ushered in a new era of college affordability by reducing undergraduate tuition and fees by 42%. (For details on this initiative, visit

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


of Utica College Students
Receive Financial Aid



Cost Of Attendance

How To Apply For Aid


A substantial amount of student aid comes from scholarships and grants available directly through Utica College. The average financial aid package - including grants, scholarships, student employment, and federal loans - covers more than half of your cost of attendance.


To get the aid process in motion, file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at [Note: Now you can file your FAFSA as early as October 1.]

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).
  • New York's Enhanced Tuition Award program, which offers up to an additional $6,000 in tuition assistance to New York state residents.

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.

Shauna Dieffenbach '13

“I had my heart set on going to Utica College, but my parents thought we couldn’t afford a private school. After Utica awarded me a scholarship, we made all the calculations and were pleasantly surprised to see that it cost about the same as a larger public university.”

Shauna Dieffenbach ’13
Foreign Languages/History


Financial Aid Links:

The Student Guide
FSA on the Web
Help in completing FAFSA
Federal School Codes
College Opportunities
U.S. Dept. of Labor
U.S. Dept. of Education
Financial Aid for Students
NYS Higher Education
NY College Savings Program
AmeriCorps Education

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