Student Financial Services
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Tips on Getting Started

A Financial Aid FAQ

The financial aid process doesn't have to be confusing. The Financial Aid Counselors at Utica College work one-on-one with students to design a financial aid package to make education affordable.

This page and related glossary are guides to help get you started. If you have questions our financial aid counselors are more than happy to help.


How do I apply for aid?
What is a FAFSA?
Where can I get a FAFSA?
When should I file the FAFSA?
After I file my FAFSA, what is the next step?
Are there other forms I need to fill out?
My SAR indicates I have been selected for verification. What does this mean?
Do I have to reapply for financial aid every year?
How can I check the status of my FAFSA application?
Are there special instructions for students with divorced parents?
What about bankruptcy?

Utica College Financial Aid

Does Utica College require the CSS Profile?
How is my eligibility for financial aid determined?
Besides Federal and State Aid, is there any other aid available?
Does Utica College offer athletic scholarships?
Does Utica College have scholarships for international students?
Will I get the same amount of Financial Aid every year?
Do I have to maintain a certain GPA to keep my financial aid?
Will my financial aid cover the entire cost of my education?
How will outside scholarships affect my aid at Utica College?
When will I be receiving a financial aid package?

Payment Options

What payment options are offered?
What is a PLUS loan? Who is responsible for paying back a PLUS loan?
What are alternative loans?
What is an origination fee?