How New Students Apply for Financial Aid

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

1. Complete the FAFSA

The FAFSA is used by the U.S. Department of Education to determine eligibility for financial aid from federal and state governments.

  • Apply for a Federal Student Aid FSA ID at www.fafsa.gov
    Note: Parents of dependent students must apply for their own FSA ID if they do not have one.
  • The FAFSA application is available as of October 1st.
  • An alternative to submitting an application online is applying via the FAFSA app, which can be accessed through the app store on your mobile device (search "myStudentAid").
  •  The Stonehill College Federal School Code is 002217.
  • Aid eligibility is based on income data from your federal tax filings from two years prior to the academic year.
  • Utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, if eligible, to accurately import your tax information into your FAFSA.
  • Read and print a copy of the Student Aid Report.
  • Never pay to complete the FAFSA- it is free!

2. Complete the CSS Profile

Most forms of Stonehill gift aid, including but not limited to need-based aid, require filing the CSS Profile in the initial year. Stonehill strongly recommends filing the CSS Profile for all types of aid including merit and athletic.

  • Complete the CSS Profile at www.cssprofile.org .
  • The CSS Profile is available as of October 1st.
  • The Stonehill College CSS Profile is 3770.
  • Aid eligibility is based on income data from your federal tax filings from two years prior to the academic year.
  • A CSS Profile is required from each parent when they are divorced or separated.
  • The fee for the CSS Profile is $25 for the first school; additional applications are $16 per school.

Priority Filing Dates

It’s important to submit your financial aid applications by the priority deadlines in order for Stonehill College to determine your eligibility for scholarships, grants, loans, and/or work-study.

First-Year Applicant Filing Dates

FAFSA AND CSS PROFILE PRIORITY FILING DATE
Early Action: November 1
Early Decision: December 1
Early Decision II: February 1
Regular Decision: January 15
January Admission: November 1

Transfer Applicant Filing Dates

FAFSA AND CSS PROFILE PRIORITY FILING DATE
September Transfer: April 1
January Transfer: November 1