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Financial Aid


Union offers several merit scholarships and fellowships each year, as well as need-based aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study. “Need” is defined as the difference between the total cost of yearly attendance at Union and the student’s contribution or other financial resources.

Here are some general guidelines about eligibility for the various forms of financial aid Union offers:

All eligible prospective students who submit complete applications by the priority deadline (M.Div and M.A.) or by the final deadline (S.T.M. and PhD) are automatically considered for available merit scholarships and fellowships. There is no separate application needed.

Only fully matriculated students enrolled full-time are eligible for Union Grants, Union loans, scholarships or fellowships. Only matriculated students enrolled in at least 6 credits are eligible for federal loans or work study. Non-Degree students are not eligible for financial aid.

Students who are not U.S. citizens and permanent residents are considered for most institutional aid, but are not eligible for the Union Loan or federal aid.

Students who are currently in default on federal loans are ineligible for federal and institutional aid. Students in this category should approach the Financial Aid Office when repayment responsibilities have been met.

All students, both new and continuing, who wish to receive need-based aid in a given academic year must file both the Union Financial Aid Form and the FAFSA prior to May 15. Students in good academic standing who reapply by the deadlines may expect their Union grant, scholarship, or fellowship to be renewed.