At Suffolk, we believe a quality education should be available to every student, regardless of his or her economic circumstance. We back that up with a broad range of financial aid solutions—including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. Most are based on demonstrated need, others on merit.
Beginning July 1, 2011, Suffolk University’s satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards will change in accordance with new federal regulations. These new SAP standards will be monitored beginning with the Fall 2011 academic term.
|Everything you need to know about your financial aid award letter (PDF)
Financial Aid Programs Brochure (PDF)
Sources of funding
Federal programs offer grants, low interest loans, and employment programs.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts awards loans and grants to state residents who demonstrate financial need.
The University, along with private agencies and organizations, awards scholarships, grants and loans to students when their personal and family resources can’t meet the cost of higher education. Merit based funding is also available through selected programs.
General financial aid requirements
Most awards are limited to students enrolled full-time, but we encourage any graduate student enrolled in a degree or certificate program for at least six credit hours to apply for financial aid consideration. A student must also be in good academic standing, must be making satisfactory academic progress, and not have defaulted on previous education loans.
International students are not eligible for all forms of federal/state aid; however, international students are considered for numerous institutionally funded merit based grant and employment programs at the time of admission.