Financial Aid Seminar
On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Stonehill College hosted a Financial Aid Seminar. Learn from experts at local colleges and universities about the types of aid colleges and other programs offer as well as how to apply for it.
Meet David Girvan '13
Assistance from the financial aid office made it possible for David and his older sister to enroll at Stonehill. Their mother, Sheila Buckley, lauds the support she received from the College’s financial aid counselors, “They were there for me through thick and thin.”
How can we help you?
Not everyone's situation can be neatly summed up in application forms and financial documents. That's why we assign every applicant a personal financial aid counselor.
We know families turn to Stonehill for our rigorous academics and focus on values. But we also know you may need help figuring out what kind of financial support you can depend on.
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 82 percent of our students to graduate in four years (more than double the national average), makes Stonehill competitive in pricing, even against public colleges that 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-based. Merit aid is awarded on strength of academic achievements and cocurricular activities. Need-based aid is tied to a family’s financial resources.