Financial Aid

New Domestic, Canadian, International and Transfer Students

Deadline Dates

All financial aid application materials must be submitted by the following deadline dates

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

November 1
Early Action

November 15
Early Decision I
Leadership in Medicine

January 15
Early Decision II
Regular Decision
Six-Year Law Program

TRANSFER STUDENTS

April 15, 2019
Fall 2019 Entry

November 1, 2019
Winter 2020 Entry

February 1, 2020
Spring 2020 Entry

To submit documents to the Financial Aid Office, please mail, fax or use our online dropbox. For security reasons, please do not email sensitive information.

New Domestic Students

  • Merit Aid
    • Consists of scholarships valued between $15,000 and $20,000
    • All admitted students are considered for merit aid through the admissions process
    • No separate applications are required
    • Merit awards are offered to only a select few
  • Need-Based Aid

    The following must be submitted by the appropriate deadline date shown above

    • Indicate on the admissions application your intent to apply for financial aid
    • For institutional need-based grant consideration - file the 2020-2021 College Board CSS Profile -Union's Profile school code is 2920.
    • For federal financial aid - file the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1, 2019. Union's FAFSA school code is 002889.
    • Parent 2018 Federal Tax Return with supporting schedules. In addition to the tax return, we recommend that parents also utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA.
    • Parent 2018 W-2 forms

    For families who have experienced a change in circumstances, you may submit the 2020-2021 Change in Family Circumstances Form (will be made available later this fall).

  • Documents Required from Non-Custodial Parents

    If the biological parents of the applicant are separated or divorced, Union requires the non-custodial parent (NCP) to submit the following for institutional need-based grant consideration.

    The College Board website provides guidance for divorced or separated parents that covers the following:
    -Reporting Parents on the CSS Profile (instructional video under 'Related Resources)
    -Creating a CSS Profile Account for Parent Use (pdf)
    -Completing the CSS Profile For the Noncustodial Household (instructional video under 'Related Resources)

    We recommend that you review the information prior to starting the application.

  • Parents Involved in a Business or Partnership

    Students whose parents have any interest or involvement in a partnership or corporation must submit additional documentation with their financial aid application. The following documents are required from custodial parents, non-custodial parents, and stepparents who have any interest or involvement in a partnership or corporation.

    • 2018 corporate or partnership federal income tax return
    • 2018 Form 1065 Schedule K-1
    • 2018 Schedule C for custodial parents, noncustodial parents and stepparents who are self-employed

New Canadian Students

  • Merit Aid

    MERIT AID

    • Scholarships valued between $15,000 and $20,000
    • All admitted students are considered for merit aid through the admissions process
    • No separate applications are required
    • Merit awards are offered to only a select few
  • Need-Based Aid

    The following must be submitted by the appropriate deadline date shown above

    • Indicate your intent to apply for financial aid on the admissions application
    • Complete the 2020-2021 College Board CSS Profile - Union's Profile school code is 2920.
    • Parent 2018 T-1 General Income Tax and Benefit Returns (not the Notice of Assessment)
    • Quebec residents: Parent 2018 Quebec Income Tax Returns

    For families who have experienced a change in circumstances, contact the Financial Aid office for required documentation.

  • Documents Required From Non-Custodial Parents

    If the biological parents of the applicant are separated or divorced, Union requires the non-custodial parent (NCP) to submit the following for institutional need-based grant consideration.

    • 2020-2021 College Board CSS Profile
    • Parent 2018 T-1 General Income Tax and Benefit Returns (not the Notice of Assessment)
    • Quebec residents: Parent 2018 Quebec Income Tax Returns

    The College Board website provides guidance for divorced or separated parents that covers the following:
    -Reporting Parents on the CSS Profile (instructional video under 'Related Resources)
    -Creating a CSS Profile Account for Parent Use (pdf)
    -Completing the CSS Profile For the Noncustodial Household (instructional video under 'Related Resources)

    We recommend that you review the information prior to starting the application.

New International Students

  • Merit Aid
    • Scholarships valued at $15,000 to $20,000 per year
    • All admitted students are considered for merit aid through the admissions process
    • No separate applications are required
    • Merit awards are offered to only a select few
  • Need-Based Aid

    The following must be submitted by the appropriate deadline date shown above

    • Indicate your intent to apply for financial aid on the admissions application
    • Complete the 2020-2021 College Board CSS Profile - Union's Profile school code is 2920.
    • 2018 foreign income documentation (translated into US dollars)
      Examples of income documentation are:
      1. The country's tax return, or
      2. Signed statement from your parent's employer(s) on the company's letterhead indicating annual wages, bonuses, benefits, subsidies, or perquisites. The statement should indicate if the income is gross income (before taxes) in which case we need to know the amount of taxes paid.

    Important: Students applying from North Korea will not be able to complete the CSS Profile. Instead, complete the 2020-2021 International Financial Aid Application.

    Please note: The 2020-2021 International Certification of Finances Form is not used in the determination of financial aid eligibility so does not need to be completed.

  • Documents Required From Non-Custodial Parents

    If the biological parents of the applicant are separated or divorced, Union requires the non-custodial parent (NCP) to submit the following for institutional need-based grant consideration.

    • 2020-2021 College Board CSS Profile
    • 2018 foreign income documentation (translated into US dollars)
      Examples of income documentation are:
      1. The country's tax return, or
      2. Signed statement from your parent's employer(s) on the company's letterhead indicating annual wages, bonuses, benefits, subsidies, or perquisites. The statement should indicate if the income is gross income (before taxes) in which case we need to know the amount of taxes paid.

    The College Board website provides guidance for divorced or separated parents that covers the following:
    -Reporting Parents on the CSS Profile (instructional video under 'Related Resources)
    -Creating a CSS Profile Account for Parent Use (pdf)
    -Completing the CSS Profile For the Noncustodial Household (instructional video under 'Related Resources)

    We recommend that you review the information prior to starting the application.

Transfer Students

  • Merit Aid
    • Scholarship valued at $9,000 to $15,000 per year
    • All admitted students are considered for merit aid through the admissions process
    • No separate applications are required
    • Merit awards are offered to only a select few
  • Need-Based Aid

    The following must be submitted by the appropriate deadline date shown above

    • Indicate on the admissions application your intent to apply for aid
    • For institutional need-based grant consideration - file the 2019-2020 College Board CSS Profile - Profile school code is 2920.
    • For federal financial aid - file the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - FAFSA school code for Union College is 002889.
    • Dependent Verification Worksheet or Independent Verification Worksheet (depending on your status)
    • Parents' 2017 IRS Tax Return - signed (if dependent student)
    • Student's 2017 IRS Tax Return - signed
    • Copy of parent and student 2017 W-2s
    • IRS Verification of Non-filing is required for parents of dependent students or independent students who did not file a 2017 federal tax return. To request the Verification of Non-filing, complete IRS form 4506-T and mail or fax it to the appropriate IRS office listed under 'Chart for all others' on the instructions page. Once the IRS receives and processes your request, they will mail the Verification of Non-filing to your permanent address which you will then forward to the Financial Aid Office.

    For families who have experienced a change in circumstances, you may submit the 2019-2020 Change in Family Circumstances Form

  • Documents Required From Non-Custodial Parents

    If the biological parents of the applicant are separated or divorced, Union requires the non-custodial parent (NCP) to submit the following for institutional need-based grant consideration.

    The College Board website provides guidance for divorced or separated parents that covers the following:
    -Reporting Parents on the CSS Profile (instructional video under 'Related Resources)
    -Creating a CSS Profile Account for Parent Use (pdf)
    -Completing the CSS Profile For the Noncustodial Household (instructional video under 'Related Resources)

    We recommend that you review the information prior to starting the application.