1. Place your tuition deposit
Students are required to place a non-refundable tuition deposit to secure their spot in their program. Placing your deposit can be done online, via phone, or by mailing in your student agreement form.
2. Apply for Financial Aid
Go to www.fafsa.gov. Complete the appropriate FAFSA indicating that you are a graduate student and selecting UB’s school code 001416. Financial aid packages are typically generated two weeks after acceptance
The Grad PLUS loan is available to approved students who wish to increase their financial aid amount. Students are allowed to borrow up to the cost of attendance, which is a number specific to UB and varies program to program
When available, your financial aid package will be available for viewing in the myUB student portal (see UBnet ID item below)
3. Accept, decline, or modify your financial aid
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and student ID number indicating the amount of aid you would like to accept for each loan. Any changes made to your financial aid after you accept, decline, or modify your financial aid must be put in writing and emailed to email@example.com.
4. Complete your Entrance Loan Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN)
This can be done by logging into www.studentloans.gov using your FSA ID. If you will be using a Grad PLUS loan, you must also complete the MPN specific to the Grad PLUS. If your Grad PLUS loan includes a co-signer, you must also complete the PLUS Credit Counseling.
5. Submit your Health Forms (not required for online students)
This needs to be completed by your doctor or primary care physician. Health science students will fill out Health Form A and non-health science students will fill out Health Form B. Always make a copy of your health forms before emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxing them to 203-576-4715. (Health Requirements)
6. Apply for your UBnet ID and gain access to your UB portal
Go to www.bridgeport.edu/myub/. Creating your UBNet ID provides access to the UB Portal, Canvas, Web Advisor, UB mail (available after registering for classes), financial aid package, your schedule, grades, and university notifications. You will need your student ID number in order to create your UBNet ID. This number is available on your acceptance letter.
7. Registering for Classes
- DC, PA, and Initial Teacher Certification students will be registered as a cohort by their departments.
- Sixth Year in Educational Leadership (092 Certification) – students will register at new student orientation
- All other students are expected to contact their advisor to register for classes. Your advisor’s contact information is available in your acceptance letter.
8. Submit your final and official transcript(s) and/or other outstanding materials
Each transcript must be an original official transcript with the registrar’s stamp or signature. Scanned, photocopied or uploaded transcripts submitted as part of your application for admission do not fulfill this requirement. Documents must be received no more than 30 days after the start of classes and should be sent to:
University of Bridgeport
Office of Graduate Admissions
126 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
9. Pick up your Student ID card and parking pass (not required for online students)
This should be completed before the start of classes by visiting Security. Make sure to have a copy of your schedule and your student ID number handy when you visit. Some programs will give you time to complete this during new student orientation.
10. Buy your Textbooks
Visit UB’s online bookstore at bridgeport.textbooktech.com/textbook to find which textbooks you need for your classes. Purchasing your books can be done directly through UB or through other third-party sites (abebooks.com, half.com, amazon.com, etc.).
Many programs have orientations online or in-person in the weeks leading up to the start of classes. Your admissions counselor will notify you if your program will be hosting an orientation.