Eligibility Requirements for Renewal of Aid

Need based financial aid recipients must reapply for funding each year and can generally expect to receive the same level of funding (although the composition may change).


The Department of Education launched the 2024-25 FAFSA form and the FAFSA is now consistently available to be completed. While Suffolk University had been anticipating access to completed FAFSA data in late January, the Department of Education recently announced FAFSA data will be delayed for all colleges and universities until March.

Suffolk University remains committed to providing an affordable education to our students. While the 2024-25 FAFSA is delayed, we strongly encourage all eligible students to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. As soon as we are able to access 2024-25 data, Suffolk will begin the review of financial aid eligibility for students who plan to enroll for the upcoming academic year.

As always, if you need assistance you can contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

See the 2024 - 2025 changes

Recipients must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which you will be enrolled
  • Complete Verification process if required to do so
  • Family financial situation remains similar
  • University funding levels remain the same
  • Application deadlines are met
  • Satisfactory academic progress is maintained
  • Enrollment status remains the same

Note: Additional funding received through the appeal process may not be renewed every year.

Renewal of merit based aid does not require an application. A student must maintain the required GPA in order to continue to receive funding.