Financial Aid for Transfer Students

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

CSS PROFILE and FAFSA filing priority dates for Fall Semester Transfer: April 1 May 15 Extended to July 1
CSS PROFILE and FAFSA filing priority dates for Spring Semester Transfer: November 1 Extended to December 15

Financial Aid Application Instructions

In order to be considered for financial aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile. If your parents are divorced, separated, remarried, or never married, a Non-Custodial Parent Profile is also required.

What types of need-based aid are available for transfer students?

Institutional need-based grants, federal and state grants, federal direct student loans and work study awards are available to transfer students who complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Institutional need-based grants are limited and are awarded on a funds available basis to transfer students demonstrating need. Federal and state grants, federal direct student loans and work study are awarded based on the FAFSA. The FAFSA is required for consideration of federal and state financial aid. The CSS Profile is required for consideration of institutional need based aid.

Are there merit scholarships for transfer students?

There are a number of competitive merit scholarships available for transfer students. As with first year students, Stonehill funds a variety of grants and scholarships based on need and merit. You may be eligible for a merit scholarship, an athletic scholarship, a need-based award, or some combination. All transfer students are automatically considered for merit awards when they apply for admission. When evaluating transfer students for scholarships, we consider the high school academic transcript and any college work that has been completed. Scholarship awards range from $10,000 per year to $23,000 per year. For students who previously applied and were admitted to Stonehill as first-year students, merit-based awards will be honored for up to one year, provided the student continues to perform at a similar academic level in college.

Should I wait until I am accepted before applying for financial aid?

No, please do not wait until you are accepted to Stonehill College to apply for financial aid. File the FAFSA and CSS Profile by the priority filing deadlines.

What should I do if I haven’t filed my taxes by the CSS Profile and FAFSA priority filing deadlines?

Please file the FAFSA and CSS Profile using your best estimate - do not wait until you file your taxes. It is better to estimate your taxes now and make corrections later than to miss the priority filing deadline.

What happens if I am selected for verification?

If you are selected for verification, you will be required to provide additional documentation. This documentation includes, but is not limited to, the following items:

  • IRS Data Retrieval tool or Tax Return Transcripts for both parent and student
    • The IRS Data Retrieval tool is available when completing or updating the FAFSA. It is a tool that transfers your tax information from the IRS to your FAFSA.
  • Signed copies of federal tax returns for student and parents, including all schedules or non-filer statements
  • Copies of W-2s for student and parents
  • Verification form provided by Stonehill College

When will I get my financial aid package?

Filing the FAFSA and CSS Profile by the priority deadlines will enable the Office of Student Financial Assistance to review the information and generate an award letter within three weeks after you have been accepted.

If I am not a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S. can I still apply for Financial Aid?

You must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen to qualify for federal or state financial aid. Stonehill does offer a few $10,000 Transfer Merit Scholarships for non-U.S. citizens who have very strong academic records. A limited number of athletically related scholarships are available for international students, but the amounts of these scholarships depend on the sport and the amount of scholarship monies available in each sport. Athletic aid is determined through the Department of Athletics. Transfer Merit Scholarships are available to international students on the same basis as they are to U.S. students, but we do not award need-based grants to international students.

How much does it cost to attend Stonehill?

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the total estimated cost of attendance for resident students is as follows:

Tuition and Fees $41,300
Room and Board $15,660
Books and Supplies $893
Transportation $675
Personal Expenses $932
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $59,460

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