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 step new students and transfers can take in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”). 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.

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.

International Students

Please note that Stonehill College does not provide need-based aid to international students (non-US citizens).

Massachusetts Tuition Equity

Upon passage of the Commonwealth's "High School Completers" Tuition Equity Law on July 1, Massachusetts has expanded access to in-state tuition rates, as well as to state financial aid programming, for all students who have attended high school in the Commonwealth for at least three (3) years, obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent in Massachusetts, and met certain other documentation requirements. While students across the Commonwealth will benefit from this expanded access to affordable higher education, the Tuition Equity Law notably carves a pathway to in-state tuition rates and state financial aid for certain non-US students, including undocumented students, who have attended high school in Massachusetts for at least three (3) years and earned a high school diploma (or equivalent) in the Commonwealth. 

The Office of Student Financial Assistance helps students and families understand the cost of attending college and identifies funding resources which can make higher education more affordable.