Financial Aid

At Hartford Seminary, we understand that funding your education is of high importance. We do not want finances to stand in your way. Through a combination of loans and grants, we hope to help you make your path to Hartford Seminary a little clearer.

Students are required to reapply for financial aid each year. Students are not guaranteed financial aid even if they received aid the previous year.

The financial aid process

Below are the general steps in the financial aid application and disbursement process.

  • Complete the appropriate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), being sure to indicate Hartford Seminary’s federal code, G01387. Applicants who are filing a federal tax return are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA at least two weeks after filing the tax return electronically in order to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
  • Complete the Hartford Seminary Financial Aid Supplement and submit it to the Financial Aid Office or upload it in Populi to your Financial Aid Application.
  • Submit any additional supporting documentation, if required (for example, an IRS Tax Return Transcript or Verification Worksheet). Your application will not be considered complete until we have received all supporting documentation. For this reason, you are encouraged to apply before the appropriate deadline. The Financial Aid Office will contact you if additional documentation is required.
  • Receive a financial aid eligibility offer in Populi indicating the amount and type(s) of aid for which you are eligible. You should receive this offer within six weeks of the later of the priority deadline or the date when your application is complete.
  • Sign a master promissory note, if borrowing a federal student loan and you do not have an active MPN on file, at
  • Complete the required entrance counseling if borrowing a federal student loan for the first time, at

When your enrollment is confirmed, at the end of the add/drop period, financial aid funds are credited to your student account. If the financial aid is less than your charges, you are responsible for paying the difference.

If the financial aid is greater than your charges, the Business Office issues a refund check within 14 days, made payable to you and mailed to the address on record with the Registrar’s Office.

Financial aid advising

If you have questions regarding the application process, or need help understanding the types of aid for which you are eligible, please contact the Financial Aid Office


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