Applying for Financial Aid

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

FAFSA process

Students and parents/guardians who have filed their federal tax returns can select the IRS Data Retrieval Option on the FAFSA to have all tax information transferred to the FAFSA. In accordance with the Department of Educa-tion.  We strongly encourage you to select this option in order to streamline the application process.  

Begin the process

  • Students and their parent/guardian must obtain an FSA ID prior to filling out the application.
  • Complete the FAFSA online. The form is available beginning October 1 of each year.
  • Include Assumption's School Code, 002118, so that we receive your FAFSA information.
  • Instructions on creating an FSA ID

Filing the FAFSA Online

Assumption University strongly recommends you file the 2023-2024 FAFSA at beginning October 1, 2022.

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.

Financial Aid Awarding Timeline

We strongly encourage all students to apply for financial aid by filing the 2023-2024 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2022. Students that have submitted the FAFSA early will be notified of their financial aid awards after their admission decision according to the following timeline. 

Admission Decision Timelines

Financial Aid offers will be sent out to admitted students with a valid FAFSA on a rolling basis beginning in late November.

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.

Assumption’s Priority FAFSA filing deadlines:

First-Year Students: March 15
Transfer Students: March 31
Returning Students: March 31

Students who file their FAFSAs after the priority filing deadline can still apply for financial assistance but could have their financial aid offer delayed as a result of not meeting the deadline.