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.

Special Note regarding COVID-19: 
When you complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA, you will be applying for financial aid assistance as an undergraduate student for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters.  In order to determine your financial need, the FAFSA will ask questions about your family’s 2019 income.  We understand that many families have been impacted financially as a result of COVID-19 and have incomes that are much lower than what they earned in 2019.  If you feel your family falls into this scenario, the Office of Financial Aid encourages you to complete the FAFSA and also complete our Special Circumstance Appeal Form.  In completing this form and submitting additional documentation to our office, we will be able to take into consideration your current financial situation rather than using your 2019 income information to determine your financial need for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Please keep in mind that we will not be able to review your Special Circumstances Appeal Form until all the documentation has been submitted.    

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 Education.  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 at www.fafsa.gov. 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 2021-2022 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov beginning October 1, 2020. 

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 2021-2022 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2020.   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

  • Early Decision admits early-December
  • Early Action I admits mid-December
  • Early Action II admits late-January
  • Regular Decision admits mid-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.

Assumption’s Priority FAFSA filing deadlines:

First-Year Students: March 1
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.