Financial Aid

To receive maximum consideration for financial aid for the next school year, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.

Apply for Need-Based Aid

To apply for need-based financial aid at Suffolk University, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal Code for Suffolk University is 002218

This is the only form required for initial need-based aid consideration. New students, please be aware that omitting your Social Security number from your admission application could delay the processing of your financial aid.

FAFSA Filing Deadlines

It is critical that you meet the following FAFSA filing 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.

Suffolk Start Date Recommended FAFSA Filing Deadline
Fall 2024 new freshmen March 1, 2024
Fall 2024 returning students* April 15, 2024
Fall 2024 transfer students June 1, 2024
Spring 2024 new freshmen & transfer students December 1, 2023 

*Returning students, please note: You must complete a FAFSA every year. Merit scholarships will be renewed without application provided GPA requirements are met.

Plan Ahead

Net Price Calculator

Suffolk University understands the need for families to make educated decisions about how to pay for college. That’s why we are committed to providing financial assistance on the basis of need and merit through federal, state, and institutional programs.
Calculate your Potential Cost 

Merit-Based Aid Estimate

We also automatically consider all students for merit-based financial aid. There is no separate application to fill out, but you can use the Merit Scholarship Estimator to determine the aid you may qualify for based on your academic achievements.
Use the Estimator 

Suffolk's Personalized Approach to Financial Aid

All financial aid applicants are assigned a dedicated counselor in Student Financial Services, based on the first letter of their last name.

For questions or to schedule an appointment with your counselor, please call us at 617-573-8488.