Undergraduate Accepted student checklist
1. Apply for Financial Aid
To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For official fling deadlines, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov
2. Complete Your Financial Aid Package
A signed Financial Aid Award letter should be returned only if you are rejecting any of the aid in your package. If you are accepting all the aid, we do not need the award letter back. We will automatically apply all aid to your account. Please note: student loans will not be applied until you have completed your Entrance Counseling and read and signed your Master Promissory Note. (This is a legal document that you may sign electronically in which you promise to repay your student loans and any accrued interest and fees to your loan holder.)
3. Complete and Return your “Confirmation of Undergraduate Admissions Acceptance” Form
‘Submit your Enrollment Deposit’- In order to confirm your enrollment, please submit your $200 non-refundable tuition deposit. Deposits can be made online www.bridgeport.edu/deposit, by personal check, money order or by calling 203-576-4552.
4. Complete the Housing License and Meal Contract Forms
If you plan to live on campus, submit your $225 housing deposit and complete the Housing License and Meal Contract forms available online through the MyUB Portal or you may download and complete .pdfs of the Housing License and Meal Contract Form.
Note: Any student under the age of 21 or who have accumulated less than 90 college-level credits is required to live on campus unless they request and receive approval from the Office of Housing, Residential Life and Community Standards to live off campus. Read more about housing policies at UB.
5. Complete and Return the Health History Form
Return the required Health History Form, including proof of measles, rubella, meningitis and tuberculosis immunizations to the Office of Health Services. While there is no deadline for submission, these forms must be submitted before you may register for classes. So, if you plan to attend New Student Orientation, please be prepared to submit these documents either ahead of or at the event.
7. Prepare for Move-in
As you prepare for move-in day, review our “Items to Bring” list to make sure you don’t forget anything!
8. View Your Health Coverage
All full-time undergraduate students are required to have health insurance and are automatically enrolled in UB’s Health Insurance Plan at registration. Charges are automatically added to student accounts. You may view coverage information at University Health Plans. To waive the University Health Insurance and associated costs, you must provide proof of comparable coverage by completing an online Health Insurance Waiver Form. Please allow two weeks for processing.
9. Pay Tuition
Pay your UB tuition and fee bill or make arrangements with Student Financial Services to set up a payment plan no later than 2 weeks before the start of classes. Please remember, if you have taken out loans to cover a portion of your tuition, you must complete your Entrance Counseling and sign your Master Promissory Note (MPN). For more information, visit StudentLoans.gov. Those interested in payment plan options should determine the cost of attending the University of Bridgeport for the semester, subtract all net Financial aid received (not including Federal Work-Study), and budget the remaining balance through the interest free payment plan available through the myUB Portal.