Learn About Financial Aid

We'll help you navigate the financial aid process

The Office of Student Financial Services at the University of Bridgeport will work with you to identify the financial tools to help make your distance learning college education affordable.

The University offers you many different forms of financial aid to ease the financial burden that the cost of your education may pose. We participate in a variety of federal, state, and private programs that offer loans, grants, scholarships, and other awards.

We are here to be your partner and are always available to answer your questions. We look forward to working with you!

96 %

96% of UB students receive
scholarships or financial aid

Get Started with Financial Aid

The first step in securing financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is completed online each year and is required to be considered for all types of financial aid, including loans.

How to Apply:

  • Apply for a FSA ID
  • File your FAFSA online. Note: You will need a copy of your federal income tax return.
  • Remember to list the University of Bridgeport school code (001416) on your application. You should file the FAFSA after October 1 and before March 1 to ensure your consideration for all aid programs. The priority deadline for undergraduate State of CT residents is February 15.

Once you are accepted and the University receives your FAFSA, an award letter will be mailed to you.

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Which FAFSA should you complete?

If you plan to attend college betweenYou will submit this FAFSAYou can submit this FAFSA betweenUsing income and tax information from
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 20182017-18October 1, 2016 – June 30, 20182015
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 20192018-19October 1, 2017 – June 30, 20192016
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 20202019-20October 1, 2018 – June 30, 20202017


To be eligible for federal direct loans, you must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits each semester. Depending on your program, that may mean you need to take one or more classes at a time. Below is a general guideline for you to follow. Your academic advisor can also answer any questions and help you navigate this process during registration.

Undergraduate students may be eligible for other financial aid awards by taking as few as three credits. For information, contact student financial services at (203) 576-4568 or sfs@bridgeport.edu.


ProgramCourse LengthRequired Credits for Federal LoansNumber of Courses per term to meet Requirement
Dental Hygiene, B.S.
General Studies, B.S.
Professional Studies, B.S.
Psychology, B.S.
Business Administration, M.B.A.
Dental Hygiene, M.S.
Global Development and Peace, M.A.
8 weeks*61 course every 8-week session OR two courses every fall, spring or summer
Human Nutrition, M.S.Varies6Two courses every fall, spring or summer
Educational Leadership, Ed.D.
Health Sciences, D.H.Sc.
16 weeks6Two courses each semester

*Capstone and other courses may be 16-weeks in length

Graduate Scholarships

For Business Administration, M.B.A, Global Development and Peace, M.A, and Human Nutrition, M.S. students

Students in the online Business Administration, M.B.A and Global Development and Peace, M.A. programs may be eligible for a scholarship for the first year of study. Students pursuing the online Human Nutrition, M.S. degree program are eligible to apply for the Michael Katke Memorial Scholarship.

Payment Options

You have the option to enroll in an interest-free payment plan to spread out the cost of your tuition and fees over several equal monthly payments. Enrollment and other information is available through financial aid.

Tuition Reimbursement

If you are receiving tuition reimbursement from your employer, please review the University’s information about Direct Billing.

Health Insurance

As an online student, you are not automatically enrolled in health insurance through the University of Bridgeport. However, if you are interested in obtaining health insurance through the University of Bridgeport, you can complete the enrollment form at www.universityhealthplans.com/ub. Payments can be made online.

Helpful Links

The following links may be helpful to students interested in or currently pursuing any of our online programs: Refunds and Withdrawal Policy and Miscellaneous Fees.

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