Applying for Aid

Assumption College strongly encourages everyone to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – you and your family may be pleasantly surprised by the funding you may receive.

The majority of financial aid awards made by Assumption College are based upon “demonstrated financial need.” Student need is the difference between the average cost of attending Assumption College minus your and your family’s ability to contribute toward these costs, as calculated from information you provided on the FAFSA.

Begin the process

  • Students and their parent/guardian must obtain a PIN prior to filling out the application.
  • Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. The form is available beginning January 1 of each year.
  • Include Assumption's School Code, 002118, so that we receive your FAFSA information.

Assumption’s Priority FAFSA filing deadlines:

First Year Students February 15
Transfer Students March 31
Returning Students March 31

FAFSA process

Beginning February 3, 2013, students and parents/guardians who have filed their federal tax returns will be able to select the IRS Data Retrieval Option on the FAFSA to have all tax information transferred to the FAFSA. In accordance with the Department of Education, we strongly encourage you to select this option in order to streamline the application process. You can view a short video on how to use or correct your FAFSA by using the IRS Data Retrieval Option here

Additional documentation requests

Students may be asked to remit additional documentation to determine financial aid eligibility. The most common request is due to a process called verification. For more information on the verification process, please refer to the Policies & Guidelines section.

Notification timeline

First-year and transfer students who file their FAFSA on time can expect to receive their award packages in the mail in mid- to late March.

Returning students who meet the filing deadline and have remitted all requested documents can access their financial aid award via the My.Assumption portal in early June.

Questions?

Review the FAQ section of this site or call the financial aid office.