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Applying For Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid at Utica College is an integral part of the admissions process.

How To Apply

For detailed instructions, visit our Financial Aid Services page:

Financial Aid Services

Answering the Affordability Question


  Step 1 | File Your FAFSA

First, you need to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for federal grants and loans. If you haven’t already done so, don’t wait - submit your FAFSA now at fafsa.ed.gov. Please note:

  • The FAFSA opens each year on October 1.
  • Utica College has established no deadline or priority date for the FAFSA to be completed. Applicants may file on a rolling basis.
  • Prospective students will receive notification of their financial aid award package two weeks after being accepted into Utica College and filing the FAFSA

Factors considered in this application include:

  • Income
  • Family size
  • Assets
  • Number of students in your family attending college

The FAFSA determines your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the maximum amount of federal aid you can receive. This information is provided to your financial aid counselor at UC, who will look into other sources of assistance available through the College, including:

  • Federal, State and Institutional Grants
  • Endowed Scholarships
  • Alternative loans

  Step 2 | Run The Numbers

You can get a rough estimate of your cost of attendance at Utica College by using our Net Price Calculator (utica.edu/npc). You can also contact your Financial Aid Counselor for more information.

  Step 3 | Visit Us

Go to utica.edu/visit and:

  • register for an admissions event


  • arrange a private visit for you, your family, your friends – whoever you want to bring.

During your visit, you will have an opportunity to meet with a financial aid counselor and get your questions answered. You can also take a tour of campus, talk with students and faculty, and discover a little more of what it means to be a Pioneer.

“I first visited UC with my brother, and I loved it. When I found out about the tuition reset, Utica blew all my other choices out of the water. It made the decision an easy one.”

Kashawn Stroman '20
Health Studies

Academic Quad at Utica College

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