Parents and Families

Suffolk is more than a university. It’s a community where students’ academic, professional, and personal goals are recognized, nurtured, and achieved.

Experiential learning powers the Suffolk experience. Our faculty members impart the academic insights and soft skills employers value most. Your student will graduate with the knowledge and know-how to lead a career that matters. 

And thanks to Boston, Suffolk students enjoy everything from face time with C-suite executives to internships with the city’s premier institutions to world-class arts, history, and sports. Pretty much everything to see and do in our safe, beautiful city is within walking distance from campus. 

Suffolk student reading a book in the Brattle Book Shop in Boston.

Your student’s education here will be truly global. Suffolk students learn from and with their international classmates. Studying abroad—at institutions including our own Madrid Campus—challenges them to think in new ways, adapt to the world around them, and discover a new level of confidence, as well. 

Please know that your student will find a warm welcome here. We’re proud to be a nurturing home for students from all backgrounds. And help is never far away, thanks to campus resources that focus on every aspect of the student experience. 

Now's the time to take the next steps in your family's journey to Suffolk! We look forward to helping you make your way to our extraordinary community.

The Suffolk Community

Scholarships & Financial Aid

We believe a quality education should be available to every student, so we offer a broad range of financial aid solutions including scholarships and grantsloans, and work-study opportunities, including both merit- and need-based aid to eligible students. 

  • We automatically consider applicants for merit-based scholarships, which can be found in your acceptance letter
  • Need-based aid is awarded in the weeks following your merit-based award. To apply for need-based aid, make sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the recommended filing dates using our school code, 002218
  • Last year, our average financial aid award was $21,610
  • Overall, Suffolk granted $94 million in undergraduate financial aid to our students last year
  • This year, we proudly unveiled a $1,000 scholarship specifically for qualified new, incoming, first-generation students
  • Internships are an integral part to students' growth and future careers! That's why the Center for Career Equity, Development & Success now offers stipends of up to $3500 to support students participating in non-paying summer internships

A Suffolk Education is Worth it

Suffolk has been recognized for our commitment to making education affordable for our students through financial aid awards and:

  • The New York Times ranked us among the top 25 percent of national higher education institutions when it comes to moving students from the bottom 40 percent of the income bracket to the top 40 percent
  • Washington Monthly magazine named us among the top 200 universities nationwide that welcome and retain students from low-income brackets and from historically underrepresented backgrounds

For more information, you can visit the Student Financial Services page, where you can also schedule an appointment with your counselor.

Launch Point: Boston

Suffolk student Dan Redznak looking off camera.

Rulebreaker to Role Model

Dan Redznak credits the Suffolk community in helping him channel his energy to make a positive impact.

Suffolk student Gabriela Soto Cotto walking down Washington Street in Downtown Crossing.

The Dream and The Drive

Gearing up for law school, Gabriella Soto Cotto looks back on her path to Suffolk and through the halls of Congress.

Suffolk student Isaac Boateng poses for a portrait on Tremont Street in Boston.

The Connector

Community activism and public service are foundational to Isaac Boateng—and to his budding career.