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Federal verification is a process which requires institutions to verify the accuracy of the information provided on a student's FAFSA in an effort to ensure federal aid is distributed to those who are eligible. We strongly encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool as part of the verification process.

All tax transcripts, including the Verification of Non-Filing Letter, can be requested by accessing the IRS website and clicking on "Get Transcript Online" or "Get Transcript by Mail." The Verification Worksheet, which is listed below, also has instructions on how to request a transcript.

All financial aid award(s) will remain an ESTIMATE and are subject to change until verification is completed. For more information on the Verification process, please review our Financial Aid Policies page.

The links below will guide you to the various forms that - depending on the process (either verification and/or appeal) - may be required by the Office of Financial Aid to confirm your eligibility. Please refer to your my.Fairfield account for instructions on how to complete these forms. Contact our office with any additional questions you may have about the forms or with questions on any part of the financial aid process.

Appeal Forms

Deadlines for Special Circumstances Appeals

Fall Semester Deadline August 1
Spring Semester Deadline January 1

Appeal Forms (Non-Year Specific)

Special Circumstances Appeal Form Refer to Our Policy
Noncustodial PROFILE Waiver Appeal Form Refer to Our Policy
Dependency Override Appeal Form
Cost of Attendance Appeal Form

Helpful Resources

Informational Guides

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Informational Guides

Financing a Fairfield Education

Tuition Planning Worksheet

Proxy Access Frequently Asked Questions

my.Fairfield Navigation for Proxy Access (PDF)

Helpful Websites

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Helpful Websites


This is the form all students must complete to apply for financial aid. The FAFSA must be completed annually and by the University's deadline.  Visit the Financial Aid and Tuition How to Apply page more information on how to file your FAFSA.


This website is your source of information for the FSA ID. The FSA ID will give you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and will serve as your legal signature.

CSS Profile

This form must be submitted by incoming full-time undergraduate students and their custodial parents, if interested in institutional aid.

Noncustodial PROFILE

This form is must be submitted by incoming full-time students' Noncustodial parents.

Internal Revenue Service

This website provides useful information regarding tax transcripts, forms, and tax-filing requirements.

Selective Service System

This website is intended for males, between the ages of 18-26, who are required to register with the selective service for financial aid eligibility.

Federal Student Aid

This website explains the differences between federal and private education loans, the various kinds of federal loans offered, and the amounts available to qualified students.

Repayment Plans

This website provides detailed information on the various repayment options available to applicants.

Connecticut Office of Higher Education

This website provides detailed information on state grants, scholarships and other financial aid resources. Out-of-state students should refer to their resident state's Office of Higher Education for grant, scholarship and other financial aid information.


This website provides scholarship applications and advice for students.


This website is a very comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools to help finance a higher education.

Building a Better Credit Report

This website provides information on how to obtain and review your credit report.

Student Loans

This website provides information on federal and private student loans.

Frequently Asked Questions

All students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid. The application is free and there are no absolute income cutoffs that disqualify a family from applying since family size, the number of children in college, total assets, and other circumstances factor into the determination of eligibility. However, a student must be accepted by Fairfield University, matriculated in a degree program and demonstrate enrollment of a minimum of six credits per semester to be eligible for financial aid, in addition to meeting other federal requirements.

No. Because family circumstances and demonstrated need changes from year to year, students must reapply for financial aid every year by completing the FAFSA and the CSS Profile by the stated deadline. Students receiving university grants or scholarships may receive financial aid for eight consecutive semesters, provided they maintain eligibility. April 15 is the financial aid application deadline for returning full-time undergraduate aid applicants.

Visit to view our financial aid deadlines.

Additional loan and payment options are available to help students and families finance a Fairfield education. These plans include the Tuition Pay Monthly Payment Plan, various loan programs for students and parents supported by the federal and state governments, and alternative student loan programs offered by private lenders.

Early Action/Early Decision candidates learn of their initial financial aid awards in February. Regular admission candidates are notified in late March/early April. Returning, upper-class students are notified of their awards by the end of May (via university email and my.Fairfield only) and transfer students are notified on a rolling basis.

There is no need to apply for individual scholarships administered by the University. A student's financial aid award may, in fact, include one of these and students will be notified with their award notification.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid. Our contact information, hours of operation, and counselor listing can be found online. Like us on Facebook to receive important updates, reminders and scholarship information!

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