The Value of a Stonehill Education
What makes Stonehill such an empowering experience?
It starts with professors who are both demanding and unfailingly supportive. It’s bolstered by a nationally ranked study abroad program and myriad internships from Boston to Los Angeles. When you add to that a culture that emphasizes service to others, you end up with graduates who have the tools to create bright futures for themselves and the desire to create brighter futures for others.
We build our curriculum on the Cornerstone Program, a four-year plan examining the self, society, culture and the natural world through courses in ethics, sciences and language. With more than 80 majors, minors and programs, we give students the skills employers desire. Our graduates go on to careers with prestigious companies ranging from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Boston Children’s Hospital to the FBI and Boston Celtics.
Whether it’s with the NBA, a financial firm or a world-class hospital, a four-year degree is an investment that often delivers an impressive return. A recent study by Georgetown University found that, compared to just a high school diploma, a bachelor’s degree can be worth an additional $1 million in earnings over a lifetime.
What you get with Stonehill is a selective and academically challenging school that puts as much emphasis on scholarship as developing compassionate leaders and global thinkers.
Stonehill is committed to helping families navigate the financial aid process to ensure they make a four-year degree affordable. Financial aid, combined with a structured program that allows 79 percent of our students to graduate in four years (nearly double the national average), makes Stonehill competitive in pricing, even against public colleges, which at the outset often seem less expensive.
Types of Financial Aid
There are many sources of financial aid, which is typically offered in a package that may include scholarships, grants, federal student loans and student work study. For the most part, aid falls into two categories: Merit and need. Merit aid is based on academic achievements and co-curricular activities. Need-based aid is tied to a family’s financial resources.