University of Holy Cross

Welcome to Members of  the Military Community

We would like to extend a warm welcome to any members of the military community who are looking at enrolling at the University of Holy Cross to achieve their educational goals. This section of our web site will contain links to programs and services available to you.

The Registrar’s Office handles all administrative duties associated with the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  Students can apply for additional support through all federal and state student financial aid programs.

Please contact your assigned financial aid counselor if you have additional questions about any other program that will help you finance the costs association with returning to school. This is a new section on our web page so we anticipate that additional information will be posted through the 2015 spring semester.

Applying for Aid: The Process

One of the first steps to applying for aid is creating your FSAID. You can do that here: You must create your ID to complete the FAFSA application.

FAFSA: For U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens

Expect to spend about 30 minutes completing your application. There’s no need to rush. You can save your progress on the FAFSA application. You can complete it on a desktop, mobile device, or use the MyStudentAid app.

Important information to successfully complete FAFSA application:

  • Be sure you include UHC’s School Code: 002023
  • Be sure to use data retrieval when completing the FAFSA. This will allow you to retrieve income information directly from the IRS.
  • Make sure you and/or a parent sign the FAFSA to avoid a processing delay
  • Verify your answers and check for accuracy — errors will delay the process

Applying for Aid: The Requirements

To receive federal, state, or institutional funds you must:

  • Demonstrate financial need (with the exception of some loans)
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours of an eligible degree-seeking program
  • Be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward completion of a degree.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Have a valid social security number
  • If male, be registered with Selective Service ( or be exempt
  • Not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal educational loan

When should I apply for aid? (timeline)

Apply as early as possible! You do not have to wait until you’ve been officially accepted. While we will accept applications for financial aid throughout the school year, we recommend that you complete yours early to make sure you don’t miss out on available aid. The FAFSA is available October 1 of each year. UHC priority deadline is May 1st of each year.

The scholarship application is available October 1st through December 15th. You can find a list of state and federal aid here: 

When will I hear back?

Depending on how you submit your FAFSA, it can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks for the U.S. Department of Education to process your application and send you a Student Aid Report (SAR) with your expected family contribution.

UHC will receive a copy of your FAFSA application, and we’ll use that information to create your financial aid package offer. That process can take as long as 2-3 weeks.

Will I need to provide anything else?

Possibly. Students will need to provide documents if they are selected for verification by the Department of Education. All students must annually sign and submit Terms & Conditions to the Financial Aid Office.

Can I get more information about Financial Aid & Scholarships?

Yes. Please visit our Financial Aid Office for information and counseling about Federal & State Aid.

For information about private loans and responsible borrowing, please contact:

Courtney Thomas at

For general information, stop by our Financial Aid Office Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30am-5:00pm, Wednesday from 8:30am-6:00pm and Friday from 8:30am-3:00pm. Contact us via email at


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