How New Students Apply for Financial Aid
The most important step you can take in applying for financial aid is to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) as well as our Institutional Financial Aid Application. It is important to make your best case for scholarships, grants, loans, and/or work awards by completing these financial aid applications as early as possible.
Step 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.
NOTE: The 2024-2025 FAFSA is available to complete online at studentaid.gov. Stonehill will confirm receipt of completed FAFSAs through student's admission portal as soon as possible in mid to late March.
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.
- Read and print a copy of the Student Aid Report.
- Never pay to complete the FAFSA - it is free!
Step 2: Submit the Stonehill College Institutional Financial Aid Application
Stonehill College collects additional financial information through our own Institutional Financial Aid Application in order to best understand every applicant's financial need, and to ensure that our institutional aid resources are awarded in a fair and equitable manner to students who truly need financial assistance.
The Stonehill College Institutional Financial Aid Application will be made available to you in your Stonehill Applicant Status Portal once we have received your application for admission, which should be submitted through the Common Application. The form should be completed in its entirety using the same information students submit in their filing of the FAFSA.
Priority Filing Dates
It is strongly recommended that families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when it becomes available in December.