How to Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid can seem a bit daunting at first, but the process is fairly simple: you’ll need to have information about yourself and your parents ready, you’ll need to fill out some forms, and you’ll need to meet deadlines.

You should also know that the process is a bit different depending on your status:

New Stonehill Students (including transfers)

The most important steps new students and transfers can take in applying for financial aid are to complete the College Scholarship Service Profile (“CSS Profile”) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”). It’s important to make your best case for scholarships, grants, loans, and/or work awards by completing these financial aid applications by the established deadlines.

Current/Returning Students

Because there is great demand for financial aid, current/returning students must file a renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) each year in order to continue receiving scholarships, grants, loans, and work study from Stonehill and government sources. Students must also maintain satisfactory academic progress, meet any scholarship-specific criteria, and provide any requested verification documents in order to remain eligible.