Early Decision Financial Assistance Estimate Program

Students who have come to the conclusion that Stonehill College is the best fit for their college career are encouraged to apply for admission as Early Decision candidates. However, for many students, interest in applying Early Decision is discouraged because of the need to know their bottom-line cost of attendance before making this commitment.

To better assist students who have decided that Stonehill College is their first-choice institution, we have created the Early Decision Financial Assistance Estimate Program* to allow students to receive an estimated financial assistance package before committing to the binding Early Decision Agreement. **

Requirements to receive a financial assistance estimate:

Students interested in receiving an early estimate for both merit and need-based financial assistance are required to complete the following steps by the December 1 deadline:

  1. Complete the Stonehill College Early Decision Financial Assistance Estimate Application (below)
  2. Complete the Common Application as an Early Decision candidate for Stonehill College
  3. Complete the Common Application Early Decision Agreement
  4. Complete the 2017-2018 CSS Profile Financial Assistance Application and designate Stonehill College as the recipient (Stonehill’s school code for the CSS Profile is 3770)
    1. If divorced, separated, remarried, or never married, forward the link provided on the CSS Profile to the non-custodial parent to complete a Non-Custodial Parent Profile
  5. Complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and designate Stonehill College as the recipient (Stonehill’s school code for the FAFSA is 002217). Please note: It is highly recommended that you use the IRS Data Retrieval tool on the FAFSA to import the financial information to the FAFSA
  6. Ensure that all transcripts and recommendations are submitted to Stonehill College

What you will receive:

By December 12, you will receive an estimated financial assistance package from Student Financial Assistance. This package will include any Stonehill merit scholarships and/or need-based grant eligibility as well as estimates of federal and state grant and loan eligibility. Students who receive an estimate are still required to submit any other supporting materials by February 1 to confirm their financial assistance package.

What happens next:

If the estimated financial assistance package gives you assurance that Stonehill College is affordable for you and your family, then you should remain in the Early Decision applicant pool, confident that, if offered admission, Stonehill is a financial fit.

If the estimated financial assistance package does not allow you to forego all other possible financial assistance packages, notify the Office of Admission by December 15 that you wish to change your application from Early Decision to either Early Action or Regular Decision. Stonehill will then release you from the Early Decision Agreement. Under Early Action or Regular Decision, students who are offered admission have until May 1 to consider all offers of admission and financial assistance before submitting their enrollment deposit.

Students who do not change their application status by December 15 are bound to the Early Decision Program Agreement.

*The Early Decision Financial Assistance Estimate Program is separate from the review for admission. This program is available to all Early Decision candidates and takes place at the same time that the admission review is underway. Financial need is not considered in the review for admission.

 

**The Early Decision Agreement states that students who are offered admission acknowledge that they will enroll at Stonehill College and will withdraw all of their other applications for admission.

Early Decision Financial Assistance Estimate Program Application Form

Please provide consistent information as presented on your Common Application so that we can match your Early Decision Financial Assistance Estimate Program Application to your Common Application for admission.