Suffolk offers a broad range of loans to eligible students. You are encouraged to connect with the Office of Student Financial Services to discuss your options. Additionally, you are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as you submit the application for admission. You should not wait until you have received an offer of admission to apply.
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may file the FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) any time after January 1 of the year of enrollment. Be sure to list Suffolk's FAFSA code: 002218
All applicants (US Citizens, Permanent Residents, and International Students) are automatically considered for merit-based awards at the time of admission. There is no separate application to be considered for a merit award. Awards generally are based on prior academic achievement, work experience, standardized test scores, and fit in the program. Please note that Suffolk only provides institutional funding for one graduate program; students returning to complete a second graduate program are not eligible for merit scholarship consideration if they received funding for their first degree.
The majority of merit-based assistance is awarded to students entering in the fall semester. Extremely limited merit funding may be offered to spring semester entries and no merit funds are available for students who begin in the summer term. Students should apply by the priority application deadline for the best chance of getting a merit award.
College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)
All students admitted to a CAS graduate program will be automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship. Awards range from $1,500 to $12,500 per year and are renewable up to a total of 4 semesters of full-time enrollment or 8 semesters of part-time enrollment.
Sawyer Business School (SBS)
All students admitted to an SBS graduate business program will be automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship. Full-time awards range from approximately 25 percent to 100 percent of tuition charges and typically include a grant (award applied directly to your tuition charges) and employment (8-16 hours of work per week within one of the academic units of the Sawyer Business School). Part-time awards range from $1,500 to $8,000 per year. Awards are renewable up to a total of 4 semesters of full-time enrollment or 8 semesters of part-time enrollment.
Suffolk University Alumni Scholarships
College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Alumni Scholarships are available to graduates of a Suffolk University undergraduate degree program who enroll in a CAS graduate program. For students entering Suffolk in the Fall 2015 semester, awards will range from $3750 to $7500. Recipients who are selected for another form of institutional aid will have this award adjusted.
Sawyer Business School (SBS) Alumni Scholarships are available to graduates of a Suffolk University undergraduate degree program who enroll in an SBS graduate program. Recipients are not eligible to receive any other form of University funding. For students entering Suffolk in the Fall 2015 semester, awards will range from $4000 to $10,000.