Need-Based Aid Requirements

To be eligible for need-based aid at Suffolk University, you must meet a clearly defined set of requirements.

You need to:

  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be admitted and enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program
  • Be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits per semester with the exception of select Federal Pell Grant recipients
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Not be in default on prior educational loans
  • Not owe a Title IV refund

Some students may be selected for a process called verification. All students who are chosen for verification will be notified by the Student Financial Services Office and must submit requested documentation in order to receive need-based aid.

To receive maximum consideration for need-based funding, students should meet all published Financial Aid deadlines.