How to Apply

Suffolk University is pleased to offer both merit and need based financial aid to undergraduate 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). The Federal Code for Suffolk University is 002218. This is the only form required to begin the application process.

When applying for aid each year, remember to submit the FAFSA as early as possible after October 1st. New students should not wait for an admission decision to apply for financial aid. Please check for the financial aid deadline that applies to you.

First Year Students

  • Fall 2022 new freshman should submit the FAFSA by March 1, 2022.
  • Spring 2022 new freshman and transfer students, the recommended filing date for the 2022-2023 FAFSA is December 1, 2022.

Transfer Students

  • Fall 2022 transfer students should submit the FAFSA by June 1, 2022.

Returning Students

  • Returning undergraduate students should submit the FAFSA by April 15, 2022.
Whenever possible, students are encouraged to meet the above deadlines to receive the maximum consideration for available programs. Applications, however, are accepted after the priority deadlines and offers are extended until all available funds have been depleted. 

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. You may contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission and ask them to add your Social Security number to your admissions record.