Grant Eligibility


UConn School of Social Work offers two types of grant funding:

Tuition Remission Grant

This grant is available to all students that apply for financial aid and have established need as discussed below.

Human Rights and Opportunities Grant (HR & Opp)

This grant is specifically designed for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. All students completing the FAFSA and SSW Financial Aid Application and have established need are considered for this grant. Those that do not qualify may receive the Tuition Remission Grant.

Approximately 80% of those that apply for aid will receive grant funding. However, grant funds are limited and awarded first to those that meet the financial aid application Deadline of March 1st.

Grant funds do not need to be repaid and are applied directly to the Tuition and Fee bill.

All grants are awarded based upon need. Your need is established from the information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the SSW Financial Aid Application. Amounts vary based upon need, credit load, residency, etc.

To determine your need, go to the Cost Of Attendance (COA) figures for SSW.

Pick the column that best describes you and go to the bottom figure “Total Estimated Cost of Tuition, Fees, and other Expenses”. This is your financial aid COA. The COA is an estimate of the total cost of going to school. A student is only responsible to pay directly for tuition and fees. The COA figure sets the cap for all available financial aid.

From the COA, subtract your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from your FAFSA. The result will tell you if and how much grant money you are eligible for. For instance, if your COA is $32,794 and your EFC is $10,000 your need is $22,794. For the 2014-15 school year, the max Tuition Remission Grant was $6,683 for a full time student and you would get the full amount. This will cover about 54% of tuition and fees for an in-state student. The difference between your grant and COA will be filled in with Work Study, and Federal loans. The percentage of tuition and fees covered is similar for New England Regional and out-of-state students.