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 2022 new freshmen||March 1, 2022|
|Fall 2022 returning students*||April 15, 2022|
|Fall 2022 transfer students||June 1, 2022|
|Spring 2023 new freshmen & transfer students||December 1, 2022|
*Returning students, please note: You must complete a FAFSA every year. Merit scholarships will be renewed without application provided GPA requirements are met.
See a 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.