Apply for Aid

Suffolk University is pleased to offer both merit and need based financial aid to incoming students.  Merit based scholarships are awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the application for admission. No separate application is required for merit scholarship consideration. International students, while not eligible for federal/state financial aid, will be considered for merit scholarships at the time of admission. 

To apply for need based financial aid at Suffolk University, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at This is the only form required for initial financial aid consideration. Deadlines are critical! Please check our deadline page for the financial aid deadline that applies to you.

The Federal Code for Suffolk University is 002218.

It is important that you meet the above deadlines.  The FAFSA can be submitted prior to your tax returns being filed with the IRS.  Also, you should complete your FAFSA prior to these deadlines even if you have not been informed of your acceptance to Suffolk University. 

The 2019-2020 FAFSA application will become available to students and their families on October 1, 2018. This will allow students additional time to complete the FAFSA. While Suffolk University will keep its preferred financial aid application deadlines in place (, students who have been admitted to Suffolk may now apply and receive their aid package earlier.

Students and families will provide income information from calendar year 2017. 

Important Note for New Students:

If you chose to omit your Social Security Number from your Admissions Application, please be aware that action could delay the processing of your financial aid file. In order for our office to identify you as an applicant we must match your financial aid record to your admissions record. Without the Social Security number on your admissions application, the matching process will take longer, as it will be a manual process. If you choose, you may contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission and ask them to add your Social Security number to your admissions record.

Your Financial Aid Counselor

Each financial aid applicant is assigned a specific counselor with the Aid Office. Applicants are assigned to an administrator based on the first letter of the applicant’s last name.

Undergraduate Students - Last Name Beginning With:

 A,B  Antonia Rizzo 
 C  Dianne Goguen
 E,F,G,H,I,J  Barbara Wendland
 L,M,O  Glory Peguero
 Q,R  Hilary Haley
 D,K,N,P  Michelle LaBonte
 S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z  Robert Rauseo

For questions or to schedule an appointment with your counselor, please call us at 617-573-8470.