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Financial Information and Scholarships



Financial Information

Student Financial Services is located in Duffy Academic Center. It is the source of all information regarding financial aid, provides counseling on financial aid matters and alternative financing, and functions as the clearinghouse for all financial obligations owed to the College by students. Within this office, the Associate Director for Student Accounts bills students for tuition, fees, room and board, traffic fines, residence hall damage, etc. All billing questions should be addressed to Student Financial Services.

This information is also accessible via the Internet on the College website at www.stonehill.edu/x22510.xml 

Notwithstanding any language to the contrary, the College makes the presumption that all students must register each semester. If a student fails to do so, College privileges may be revoked including but not limited to access to classes, the residence halls and meal plan. No student can register until his/her obligations to the College, financial and otherwise have been cleared through the appropriate office.

  • Bills for the fall semester are sent during July. Bills for the spring semester are sent during December.
  • Payment of fall semester billing is due by August 15. Payment of spring semester billing is due by January 5.
  • Payment is made by check or money order, payable to Stonehill College, and addressed to the College Cashier, Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts 02357. No payment is considered officially received until it has been receipted by the College Cashier.
  • A late payment fee of 1.00% per month is charged on any balance outstanding after the due dates noted above.
  • When required obligations to the College have been satisfied and health insurance coverage has been verified, the Director of Student Financial Services will notify the Registrar that the student is eligible to register and/or start classes.
  • To complete registration, the student must finalize any required process on-line.

Tuition and Fees

Description Charge
Full-time Tuition*** $17,555 per semester*
Part-time Tuition $1,170 per credit**

****Room and Board charges are made up of the following:

Description Charge
Room per semester $4,062
Board Overhead per semester $1,368
Meal Plan C (standard plan) per semester $1,225
Meal Plan A per semester $1,590
Meal Plan B per semester $1,405
Meal Plan D per semester $850

Miscellaneous Fees, as applicable

Description Charge
Application fee, submitted with application form $60
Study Abroad Fee $750 Spring semester only
Resident Parking Decal $110 per year
Commuter Parking Decal $50 per year
Late Payment Fee 1.0% per month. Assessed on outstanding balance.
Non-Refundable Room Guarantee Charge $100 per year. Assessed to all students entering the housing lottery for the upcoming year and all students residing on campus for at least one semester during the year.
Late Registration Fee $50 Assessed to students who do not register during the designated registration period each semester.
Returned Check Fee $60 per occurrence

*BSBA or BA students in majors other than Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Pre-engineering, Mathematics, or Physics taking 20 or more credits will be charged $1,170 for each additional credit above 19. BA students in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Pre-engineering, Mathematics, or Physics and BS students taking 21 or more credits will be charged $1,170 for each additional credit above 20.

**for students approved to take fewer than 12 credits

***Includes $100 per semester for Student Activities Fee

****This fee is mandatory. All resident students are required to enroll in one of the four meal plans listed above. Includes $50 Flex food funds.

NOTE: Special Fees are non-refundable. Charges currently listed are subject to change. Students are charged for any breakage of laboratory equipment and/or any damage to campus facilities.

General Billing Information

Each semester’s tuition and room and board charges are billed and payable, with appropriate fees, before the start of each semester.

Bills for the fall semester are mailed in July and due in full by August 15. Bills for the spring semester are mailed in December and due in full by January 5. Bills are generated in the student’s name and sent to the permanent address unless Student Financial Services is instructed by the student, in writing, to do otherwise. Part-time students who do not register for courses prior to July 1 for the fall and November 1 for the spring must pay all charges in full when registering for their courses.

A late payment fee of 1.00% of any outstanding balance will be assessed on the day following the due date. Moreover, an additional 1.00% of the unpaid balance will be charged for each subsequent month in which a balance remains unpaid. Students are not billed separately for this charge.

The College is not responsible for bills that are lost in the mail, returned for address correction, or otherwise undeliverable. Students and their families should be aware that the due dates for each semester typically remain constant from year to year and, if necessary, it is their responsibility to request a duplicate bill in time to meet the payment date, or, the student may view account information on-line through myHill. The due date is not adjusted, nor is the late charge waived, if a bill mailed by the College in a timely manner is not received (or is received late) by the addressee.

The College has the right to refuse personal checks for any payment made after the due date and may require all future remittance via cash, bank check, or money order for students or families who have jeopardized their credit standing with the College. The College does not accept direct payment using credit/debit cards.

Except for courses accepted in transfer from another institution, foreign or domestic, all credits applied toward a degree are billed by and payable to Stonehill, including credits earned at an off-campus location such as an internship site or a school where practice teaching takes place.

If an institution or agency charges a service fee to the College for the supervision of student interns, etc., the College will pay the fee if the student’s current tuition payment to the College is sufficient to cover the fee. Otherwise the student shall be responsible for paying the fee.

Billing for External Programs

The College has a policy of Direct Billing for matriculated Stonehill students who participate in approved international or domestic external programs (whether internships or study abroad experiences) that are not provided by the College.

The College will contract with each program provider to offer the agreed-upon academic experience and will forward all deposits and institutionally-negotiated program fees to the provider on behalf of the students approved to participate by the International Programs Office. If the student ultimately attends the external program, the College will be reimbursed for the pre-paid deposit and program fees through the tuition, fees, and room/board assessed to his/her account. If the student does not attend the external program, for any reason whatsoever after the College has paid the deposit and/or program fees on his/her behalf, the student is obligated to reimburse the College for the full amount of any non-refundable deposit, in addition to any charges for standard tuition, fees, and room and board that are assessed to the student’s account.

Students in approved external programs will be charged and billed for current Stonehill tuition and mandatory fees, plus Stonehill’s room and/or board if the provider’s advertised standard program costs include room and/or board. If the program fee includes tuition but not room and board, the student will be charged Stonehill’s tuition and mandatory fees only. If the program fee includes tuition and room, the student will be charged Stonehill’s tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board minus the initial declining balance established for Meal Plan C. If the program fee includes tuition, room and board, the student will be charged Stonehill’s tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board.

Students will retain all of their financial aid including institutional scholarships and grants with the following exceptions:

  1. non-institutional funds that stipulate that they are unable to be used for such purposes will be returned to the funding source;
  2. non-basketball athletically related aid for sports scheduled during the semester abroad without special permission of the coach of that intercollegiate athletic team;
  3. Stonehill Basketball Scholarships and Tuition Exchange Scholarships are not transferable. Students normally holding such funding will be responsible for paying the College the full negotiated external program fees only.

Health Insurance

State law requires that students taking nine or more credits carry health insurance and annually provide proof of such insurance to the College. At the beginning of each academic year, all students enrolled in nine or more credits are billed for insurance coverage under Stonehill College Accident and Sickness Insurance policy offered by Gallagher Koster Insurance. This premium may be waived only when the College receives the completed on-line waiver from Gallagher Koster Insurance at gallagherkoster.com. The insurance premium on your bill will be cancelled ONLY if the on-line waiver process is completed by the payment due date. The standard late fee is charged against the assessed insurance premium if the waiver process is not completed on time, regardless of whether or not the insurance is waived. Students wishing to enroll in the College’s plan must complete an on-line acceptance at Gallagher Koster Insurance. Coverage extends from August 13 to August 12. You will not be permitted to start classes until Stonehill College receives electronic confirmation from Gallagher Koster Insurance that the waiver or acceptance process is complete.

Room Guarantee/Charge

Students planning to live on campus will be assessed an annual $100 non-refundable Room Guarantee Charge assessed on the fall semester bill. This charge acts as a reservation fee. Any student who withdraws from campus housing after reserving a room for the following year will forfeit his/her Room Guarantee Charge.

Current resident students who do not intend to return to housing for the following academic year must notify the Director of Residence Life in writing by the date by which housing selection forms are due in order to avoid the Room Guarantee Charge. Those students who submit housing selection forms and then withdraw from housing will forfeit their Room Guarantee Charge.

Students residing on campus for at least one semester during the academic year will be charged the full annual fee.

Guarantee Deposits

All incoming students will pay a guarantee deposit of $750 by the specified commitment date. These funds are credited to the first tuition bill, and are not refundable.
 

Withdrawal Policies and Procedures

A student may voluntarily withdraw from the College for personal or medical reasons or the College may involuntarily withdraw a student from the College for disciplinary, administrative, or medical reasons. Suspension, separation, or dismissal of students for disciplinary reasons shall be governed by Stonehill’s Community Standards and student discipline system and Substance Awareness Policy and Statement of Compliance with the Drug Free Schools Community Act. Separation of students for academic reasons shall be governed by the Academic Standing Policy .

Students may withdraw from individual courses up and until the Last Day for Course Withdrawal as determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee. The Last day for Course Withdrawal will vary based on the Academic Calendar.

Procedures for administering the withdrawal and refund process shall be created and reviewed periodically by the College. The procedures shall be maintained by the Office of General Counsel. The General Counsel shall publish the procedures on his or her website or in another area of the website as designated by the General Counsel and these procedures shall become the official version of the procedures. Changes made to the procedures during an academic year shall be published electronically in the same area of the website where the procedures were originally published.

Voluntary Withdrawal from the College for Personal Reasons

 

A student may voluntarily withdraw from the College for personal reasons. Personal reasons are defined as any legitimate reason other than a medical reason. A student who wishes to withdraw from the College for personal reasons must sign and complete the College Withdrawal Form available in the Office of Academic Services and Advising. A student withdrawing for personal reasons must receive the signed approval of the Director of Academic Services and Advising. Signed approval will normally only be granted upon the student’s completion and submission of the College Withdrawal Form and the completion of an Exit Interview with the Office of Academic Services and Advising.

 

Students contemplating a withdrawal or change in their enrollment status are encouraged to meet with Student Financial Services prior to completing the withdrawal process to discuss the financial impact of their decision, including refund eligibility, Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, future eligibility for financial aid, and the possibility of having to pay for a course in which the student is no longer enrolled and for which (s)he will receive no credit.

Student Hill Cards must be returned at this time. For resident students, room keys must be returned to the Residence Life Office. Students who withdraw from the College after the last official date of classes are considered to have completed the courses for which they were enrolled on the last class day of that semester. In those cases where the specific last date of class attendance must be determined, the student’s faculty members are contacted in order to establish such date.

A student who stops attending classes, or otherwise leaves the College or does not return to the College following any break in an academic session, but does not complete the College Withdrawal Form, or otherwise comply with the requirements of a different section of these procedures, shall be deemed withdrawn from the College on the day following the last day for “Add/Drop” as listed on the Academic Calendar or at an earlier or later date as determined by the College based on the factual circumstances. In such cases, the College’s designation of the student as a withdrawal shall only be changed or amended upon the recommendation of the Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee.

 

Readmission to the College following Voluntary Withdrawal

Students who previously attended Stonehill College but withdrew prior to completing their program must apply to the Office of Academic Services and Advising for readmission. This process may be initiated any time after March 15th, but should be completed by July 1st for the fall semester. For the spring semester, this process must be completed between October 15th and December 1st.

Voluntary Withdrawals from Residency for Personal Reasons

 

A student may voluntarily withdraw from residency for personal reasons. Personal reasons are defined as any legitimate reason other than a medical reason. A student who wishes to withdraw from residency for personal reasons must sign and complete the Residency Withdrawal Form, which is available from the Residence Life Office.

 

Students are not guaranteed future residency after withdrawing from College housing. Students seeking residency should discuss any available options with the Director of Residence Life or designee.

Students who are suspended or dismissed from residency as a result of disciplinary sanction should refer to Stonehill’s Community Standards and student discipline system and Substance Awareness Policy and Statement of Compliance with the Drug Free Schools Community Act as well as the specific requirements of their hearing outcome letter to determine their eligibility for a return to residency.

 

Medical Withdrawals from the College or from College Residency

Voluntary Withdrawals

 

A student may voluntarily withdraw from the College or from residency for medical reasons. Medical reasons include physical or mental health conditions which prevent or constructively prevent a student from participating in the academic or residential programs offered by the College in any meaningful way.

 

A student who wishes to voluntarily withdraw from the College or residency for medical reasons must submit a written request to the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee. Ordinarily, a student must commence the voluntary withdrawal process within 15 days of leaving the College. Supporting medical documentation from the student’s healthcare provider must be submitted to the College’s Designated Health Care Professional. The Designated Health Care Professional will review the request and supporting medical documentation and submit a written recommendation to the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee as to the sufficiency of the grounds for the request. In some instances, the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee may require additional information from the student in order to allow the Designated Health Care Professional to make an informed recommendation. In consultation with the Designated Health Care Professional, the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee shall either approve or deny the request. If approved, the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee shall notify the student, the Director of Academic Services and Advising, Student Financial Services, and the Director of Residence Life (as applicable) to commence with withdrawal process.

Neither the Director of Academic Services and Advising nor the Director of Residence Life may grant a medical withdrawal without the approval of the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee.

Upon approval of a medical withdrawal, Student Financial Services and the Residence Life Office shall process refunds in accordance with the alternative medical withdrawal refund calculation procedures.

 

Involuntary Withdrawals

 

Ordinarily, a medical withdrawal will result from the student’s voluntary efforts. In exceptional circumstances, a student may be asked to leave the College or the residence halls involuntarily. In this case, the student may be eligible to receive a refund based upon the alternative medical withdrawal refund calculation procedures.

 

An involuntary medical withdrawal may be presented to the student by the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee in consultation with the College’s Designated Health Care Professional(s). An involuntary medical withdrawal must involve a strong likelihood of one or more of the following:

  • serious risk of physical harm to the student or other persons;
  • a reasonable risk of physical impairment or injury to the student him/herself due to impaired judgment that would not allow the student to live independently in College residence halls;
  • a reasonable risk of physical impairment or injury to the student him/herself due to impaired judgment that would not allow the student to protect him/herself in the community;
  • a reasonable risk of physical impairment or injury to the student him/herself due to impaired judgment that would not allow the student to perform the essential functions of an educational program without requiring unreasonable modification of the program;
  • a serious risk of substantially altering the living, learning, or residential program(s) of the College

The reasons for the recommendation must be documented in writing by the College’s Designated Health Care Professional(s). Whenever reasonably possible, a meeting between the student and the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee will be held prior to the imposition of an involuntary medical withdrawal in order for the student to indicate why an involuntary medical withdrawal should not be invoked. Following this meeting, the decision of the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee will be final. Once invoked, the involuntary medical withdrawal becomes effective immediately and the student will be required to leave campus and/or the residence halls. In certain cases, advance notice may not be possible.

 

Return to the College or Residency After Voluntary or Involuntary Medical Withdrawals

 

In order to return to academic coursework and/or residency, the student must forward documentation to the Counseling and Testing Center or Health Services regarding treatment received during the period of withdrawal. The documentation submitted needs to include a treatment summary, a statement that the student’s medical situation does not preclude safe attendance at the College, including the successful completion of academic coursework and/or the ability to live independently in College residence halls, and any recommendations the provider may have for treatment or support services upon the student’s return. The student may be required to meet with the College’s Designated Health Care Professional(s) for an assessment prior to returning. The student may also be required to permit his/her healthcare provider(s) to consult with the Vice President for Student Affairs, College’s Designated Health Care Professional(s), or designees, as needed.

 

The Vice President for Student Affairs or designee, in consultation with the College’s Designated Health Care Professional(s), will make the final decision as to whether or not a student may reapply for residency and/or begin the readmission process. No college office may grant readmission or conditional readmission to a student, or allow a student to register or receive financial or institutional aid, who has been away from the College for a medical reason, without first receiving the written approval of the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee.

While a student is on a voluntary or involuntary medical leave, he or she will not be eligible to participate in the housing selection process or reserve a specific housing assignment. In addition, students on voluntary or involuntary medical leave should contact the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students or designee two weeks prior to the registration process to review the readmission process. Students may be conditionally approved to register for the following semester; however, students must then meet all stated requirements in order to return to the College and officially resume residency and/or coursework.

If a student has left the College for any period of time due to a medical reason, even if a voluntary or involuntary medical withdrawal has not been processed, the student shall be subject to the conditions of return after a medical withdrawal as described herein. The College reserves the right to withdraw any student who fails to comply with this process.

 

Refund for College Withdrawals and Course Withdrawals

Tuition Refunds

 

For fiscal reasons the College must anticipate that enrolled students will complete the semester to which they were admitted and the number of courses/credits for which they have enrolled. Therefore, the College does not guarantee or promise the availability of a tuition refund. If the College, in its sole discretion, determines that a refund is available, the calculation process outlined herein will apply.

 

2. Student Financial Services will determine the amount of a tuition refund available based on the official withdrawal date of the student as determined by the Director of Academic Services and Advising. A student who does not follow the procedures for receiving a withdrawal may forfeit his or her rights to a refund within Federal Title IV regulations.

3. The tuition refund is calculated less any fees and deposits. Fees and deposits are non-refundable.

4. When determining refunds, the College shall at all times comply with federal and state laws regarding the refund of federal or state financial aid funds. Current regulations require the College to refund such funds on a pro-rated basis for any student who withdraws before 61 percent of the applicable semester has been completed. For example, a student who completed 23 percent of the semester will keep 23 percent of his or her federal and/or state funds. The remaining 77 percent will be returned to the funding sources.

5. Students receiving College funds will have these awards pro-rated according to the College’s tuition refund policy listed below. For example, if a student receives 20 percent tuition refund, he or she will forfeit 20 percent of his or her Stonehill award(s).

6. Any balance due to the College resulting from refund adjustments of aid is the responsibility of the student.

7. Student/parent loans and government grants are deposited in the student’s tuition account. If a credit balance results, the student will automatically receive a refund if federal financial aid exceeds billed costs. Otherwise, the credit balance will remain on the account and be applied toward subsequent semester charges unless the student or parent (as applicable) specifically requests a refund.

8. A refund, when due, will be made payable to the student and mailed to the permanent address of the student then on file with the College, unless the College is instructed otherwise in writing. When the deposit of a parent loan results in a credit balance, the refund will be made payable to the parent and mailed to the parent’s home address then on file with the College.

9. The College endeavors to quickly and efficiently process all refunds. Ordinarily, the refund process takes approximately 14 business days. However, the refund process may take longer based on the timing of depositing and confirmation of checks. Ordinarily, a refund of payment received by check does not begin until at least 10 business days after it is deposited by the College.

10. A refund will not be made for an amount less that $25 unless a student has graduated or withdrawn.

11. Refunds will not be processed until funds for pending and/or verified financial aid have been received and applied to the student’s account.

12. The following schedule applies to all enrolled students in any of the College’s programs who withdraw from the College for personal reasons or who withdraw from a course or courses and/or change their status from full-time to part-time.

 

Withdrawal: Refund:
For 15-week semester courses
During the first two weeks of classes 80%
During the third week of classes 60%
During the fourth week of classes 40%
During the fifth week of classes 20%
After the fifth week of classes No refund
For 6/7-week courses
During the first week of classes 80%
During the second week of classes 40%
After the second week of classes No refund
For 5-week courses or 5-day courses
Before the second class 80%
After the second class No refund

 

13. Part-time students who withdraw before the first day of a class will receive a full refund of tuition for that class.

 

14. Full-time students who reduce their course load to fewer than 12 credits per semester after they have registered will have their charges pro-rated based on the full-time rate. Pro-rations will be based on the Tuition Refund outlined above.

 

Room and Board Refunds

 

1. For fiscal reasons the College must anticipate that enrolled residential students will complete the semester to which they were admitted as residential students. Therefore, the College does not guarantee or promise the availability of a room and board refund. If the College, in its sole discretion, determines that a refund is available, the calculation process outlined herein will apply.

 

2. The date of a student’s withdrawal from residency shall be determined by the Director of Residence Life or designee and will be used by the Associate Director of Student Financial Services to determine the pro-rated room and board overhead charges. A student who does not follow the procedures for receiving a withdrawal may forfeit his or her right to a refund.

3. Room and board overhead charges will be refunded according to the following schedule for all students who withdraw from residency, whether voluntarily or involuntarily.

 

Withdrawal: Refund:
During the first two weeks of classes 80%
During the third week of classes 60%
During the fourth week of classes 40%
During the fifth week of classes 20%
After the fifth week of classes No refund

 

4. The meal plan refund shall be equal to the amount remaining in the student’s declining balance account less any administrative fees, which are nonrefundable.

 

5. Students who reduce their course-load to fewer than 12 credits per semester may forfeit their eligibility for residency.

6. The room guarantee fee is non-refundable.

 

Alternative Medical Withdrawal Refund Calculations

 

1. A student who has complied with the procedures for and subsequently received approval for a voluntary medical withdrawal or has been presented with an involuntary medical withdrawal by the College may be eligible for an alternate refund calculation as outlined below.

 

2. Tuition charges will be pro-rated from the first day of classes to the student’s last day of class attendance, based on the daily rate from the first through the last day of classes for that semester.

3. Room and board overhead charges will be pro-rated, from the first week of classes to the end of the week in which the student actually relinquishes occupancy of his or her room.

4. The meal plan refund shall be equal to the amount remaining in the student’s declining balance account less any administrative fees, which are nonrefundable.

5. Institutional aid will be pro-rated, calculated on a daily rate from the first through the last day of classes for that semester.

6. Government aid will be refunded in accordance with state and federal law and applicable regulations.

7. Fees are not refundable.

8. The Alternative Medical Withdrawal Refund Calculation may be granted only once in a student’s Stonehill career. The College recommends that all full-time students seriously consider purchasing the tuition refund insurance offered by A.W.G. Dewar Inc. through a mailing to all students.

 

Family Tuition Schedule

Provided that family members are full-time students, are matriculating at the same time, and are not receiving any other scholarship or tuition remission from or through the College, the following family tuition schedule will apply:

  • First student – Full Tuition
  • Second student – 75% of Full Tuition
  • Third and each subsequent student – 50% of Full Tuition

The total family reduction will be divided and applied equally to each family member. NOTE: Family members include only dependent members of a single household.

Financial Aid

Current and prospective students are encouraged to consider all expenses anticipated for the entire period of education to determine if family resources need to be supplemented by financial aid in order to meet these expenses. College policy requires that all students who need financial assistance apply for all available aid from federal, state, institutional, and private sources.

The College awards financial aid within two annual payment periods. The fall period includes courses that begin July 1 and after through December 31. The spring payment period includes courses that begin January 1 and after through June 30. Courses taken within these two periods determine enrollment status for financial aid purposes.

Applicants for admission, transfer students, and returning students who wish to renew or be considered for need-based grants and scholarships, loans and/or campus employment must file a complete Financial Aid Application each year.

A Complete Financial Aid Application Consists of the Following:

  1. For every aid applicant: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA, completed in its entirety and processed through the federal processor. Under the College Release section, list Stonehill with federal code number 002217.
  2. For full-time first year, transfer, and other first-time aid applicants: The Profile Form from the College Scholarship Service (CSS) is required for consideration of all institutional aid, including, but not limited to athletic aid, need based aid, and some forms of merit scholarships. Priority deadline for regular decision is February 1. Under the College Release section, list Stonehill with the CSS code number 3770.
Provided, as appropriate, to first-time applicants by CSS and to renewal applicants by the College:
  1. Non-Custodial Parent Statement.
  2. Stonehill Supplemental Application, completed by returning students.
Only if requested by the College:
  1. Verification Form.
  2. Verification of sibling college enrollment.
  3. Signed copies of parents’ federal income tax return, all schedules, and W-2 forms; or Statement of Non-tax Filer.
  4. Signed copies of student’s federal income tax return and W-2 forms; or Statement of Non-tax Filer.
  5. IRS Data Retrieval or Tax Return Transcripts
  6. Any other documents/material deemed necessary for verification.
How to obtain necessary financial aid applications:

Renewal FAFSAs for returning students are now available on-line only at www.fafsa.ed.gov, accessible with a PIN provided by the federal government. Further information regarding the PIN is available at www.pin.ed.gov.

To receive federal financial aid, a student must also: be registered with Selective Service if male and at least 18 years old (or not be required to do so under federal law); have no federal student loans in default status; owe no refunds to the Pell Grant, SEOG or SSIG Programs (Title IV, HEA Grant) for attendance at any institution; be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; have no drug-related convictions while receiving federal or state financial aid (depending on type of offense) and certify this on the FAFSA form; and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

To maintain the integrity of the programs administered by Stonehill College and to insure the equitable distribution of available funds, the accuracy of information submitted on applications for all types of financial assistance, including loans, will be verified. Therefore, financial aid applicants and their parents are urged to use information from completed federal tax returns when filling out their Financial Aid Applications. It is not recommended that families delay filing the Financial Aid Applications until tax returns are completed, especially if it means a deadline will be missed but, rather, that tax returns be completed early. Using accurate information will result in fewer corrections to an application and, consequently, fewer adjustments to a financial aid award. Priority filing deadlines: Profile and FAFSA by February 1 for early action and regular decision incoming first-year students; and FAFSA by March 15 for returning students. Early Decision candidates must file Profile by November 1 and FAFSA by February 1.

Standards of Academic Progress for Financial Aid Recipients

In order to receive or continue to receive financial aid funded by the government and/or Stonehill College (including student or parent education loans, grants, scholarships and jobs), a student must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined below.

Satisfactory Academic Progress: A student must pass a specific number of the credits he/she attempts each academic year. (The number of credits attempted equals the number of credits in which the student is officially enrolled at the end of each Add/Drop period.) Credits that are graded “Incomplete” as well as credits from which a student withdraws after the Add/Drop period are considered credits attempted but not satisfactorily completed. (If an incomplete grade is subsequently changed to a passing grade, satisfactory academic progress can be recalculated based on receipt of a passing grade.) IN addition, a student’s cumulative grade-point average at the end of two academic years of study must be at least 2.00, and his/her record must continue to meet this standard at each review. A student must take courses at Stonehill College to raise their cumulative GPA.

Students are reviewed annually for compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, at the end of each spring semester. In addition to the cumulative grade-point average noted above, this review covers all coursework attempted since the end of the previous spring semester, beginning with any credits taken in the first summer session of the preceding calendar year.

To be in compliance a student must successfully complete at least 67% of all credits attempted, including courses transferred in during the academic period being measured, as outlined below:

# of credits attempted:

Must pass:

 

# of credits attempted:

Must pass:

1 credit

1 credit

 

30 credits

20 credits

2-3 credits

2 credits

 

31-32 credits

21 credits

4-5 credits

3 credits

 

33 credits

22 credits

6 credits

4 credits

 

34-35 credits

23 credits

7-8 credits

5 credits

 

36 credits

24 credits

9 credits

6 credits

 

37-38 credits

25 credits

10-11 credits

7 credits

 

39 credits

26 credits

12 credits

8 credits

 

40-41 credits

27 credits

13-14 credits

9 credits

 

42 credits

28 credits

15 credits

10 credits

 

43-44 credits

29 credits

16-17 credits

11 credits

 

45 credits

30 credits

18 credits

12 credits

 

46-47 credits

31 credits

19-20 credits

13 credits

 

48 credits

32 credits

21 credits

14 credits

 

49 credits

33 credits

22-23 credits

15 credits

 

50-51 credits

34 credits

24 credits

16 credits

 

52 credits

35 credits

25-26 credits

17 credits

 

53-54 credits

36 credits

27 credits

18 credits

 

55 credits

37 credits

28-29 credits

19 credits

 

56 credits

38 credits


To regain eligibility for financial aid after unsatisfactory progress has been declared, a student must complete the number of credits not passed within the period which resulted in the loss of aid and achieve the required cumulative grade-point average.

To continue to be eligible for federal Title IV funding, a student must complete in the aggregate, 67% of all credits attempted, including credits transferred in, at the end of the established full academic period. This ensures that no student takes longer than 150% of the normal time for completing his/her degree, based upon enrollment status. For example, in a program requiring 120 credits for graduation, !50% of the normal time equals 180 credits attempted. The time to degree completion includes all courses attempted, including courses from which the student has withdrawn after the Add/Drop period, courses which are incomplete, and courses which have been accepted  by the College in transfer.

General Provisions:   Repeat coursework taken for the purpose of increasing a previously passing grade cannot be considered in qualifying a student for financial aid enrollment status or satisfying a determination of non-compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

Appeals: The denial of financial aid because of failure to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements may be appealed if the student believes there are special circumstances which should be considered.  The appeal must include an explanation of why the student believes he/she failed to achieve satisfactory academic progress and what has changed that will allow the student to achieve progress by the end of the next financial aid payment period. A written appeal, sent within 15 days of notification of ineligibility for aid, should be addressed to the Director of Student Financial Services. Appeals will be considered by a representative committee from Academic Services and Student Financial Services. A response will be mailed to the student within 15 days of receipt of such appeal. Appeals may be approved if justification presented is acceptable and it has been determined that the student is able to meet SAP standards by the end of the next financial aid payment period or is placed on an academic plan that will ensure he/she is able to meet SAP standards by a specific point in time

A positive response to an appeal results in the student being placed on Financial Aid Probation. The student then re-gains eligibility for financial aid for the next financial aid payment period only. Progress will be re-measured subsequent to the period of Financial Aid Probation to assure compliance with SAP after that one financial aid payment period.

 

Stonehill College Scholarships

Each year the College offers a number of partial-tuition scholarships and grants to new and returning students. While some scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, it is required that a financial aid application (CSS Profile) be on file with the College. Scholarships require a maintenance of a minimum cumulative average for renewal, but merit scholarship recipients need not file for aid in subsequent years unless they wish to be considered for other assistance as well, including need-based grants, student loans, and work-study. (See here for a description of the financial aid application process for incoming and returning students.)


The names of the awards and application/renewal requirements are shown below:

Name Application/Renewal Requirements Financial Aid Application
  Cum Avg To Apply To Renew
Novak/Sakmar/Templeton Scholarship 3.30, SAP* Required No
Moreau Honors Scholarship 3.30, SAP* Required No
Presidential Scholarship 3.00, SAP* Required No
Dean’s Scholarship 2.90, SAP* Required No
Stonehill Light and Hope Award SAP* Required Required
Stonehill Grant 2.70, SAP* Required No
Stonehill Endowed/Restricted Scholarships SAP* Required Required
Diocese of Boston/Fall River Scholarships 2.70, SAP* No No

*Satisfactory Academic Progress

Stonehill scholarships and grants may not exceed the amount actually charged for tuition. They are credited only to semesters in which the recipient pays tuition to Stonehill. Half the amount of the scholarship is applied to the fall semester and half to the spring semester, provided the recipient meets the preceding criteria. These awards are not applicable to semesters in which tuition is paid to another institution or program, nor may the entire amount be credited to one semester. Scholarships are awarded for and presume full-time continuous attendance at Stonehill, for a maximum of 8 semesters. “stopping out” for any reason results in forfeiture of the scholarship(s).


Restricted/Endowed Scholarships

Stonehill College awards funding that has been gifted to the College as endowment. Many of these scholarships carry restrictions as stipulated by the donors. To apply, returning students must file the complete Financial Aid Application and a Restricted/Endowed Scholarship Application. This special application is available on-line at www.stonehill.edu under Financial Aid and Scholarships, between February 1 and April 1 for the following academic year. New students do not complete this special application. A complete list of available scholarships appears in this catalog and may be viewed on-line at www.stonehill.edu

Federal Pell Grant

Funded and administered by the federal government, eligibility for Pell Grant is based on exceptional financial need. Awards vary, based on an index established by the federal government. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the annual application for Pell Grant. Since it is the primary source of federal student aid, all students who seek assistance of any kind are required to apply for the Pell Grant.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Stonehill College receives from the federal government an allocation of FSEOG funds which it matches by 25%. The total funding is administered by the College and is prioritized to applicants with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients have the first priority. Awards range from $100 to $4,000 per year and are re-determined annually. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for FSEOG funds.

Federal TEACH Grant

Funded and administered by the federal government, up to $4,000 TEACH Grants are awarded to students who meet certain academic requirements and who indicate they may teach in a federally defined high need school for four years upon graduation. The TEACH Grant reverts to an unsubsidized federal student loan if the obligation to teach is not fulfilled within eight years of graduation. The FAFSA is the annual application and an Agreement to Serve and entrance and exit counseling must be completed, but TEACH does not require that the student have financial need.

Federal Yellow Ribbon Program

Stonehill is a matching grant participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program for eligible veterans and their dependents.

ROTC Scholarships

Students at Stonehill College may compete for Army ROTC Scholarships.

State Scholarships/Grants

Students should investigate the availability of scholarships/grants through their states. Eligible students should submit state scholarship/grant applications by the appropriate deadlines.

Student Loans

Loans are available to Stonehill College students from the following sources:

The Federal Direct Student Loan Program. Loan limits are determined by the number of credits completed: up to $5,500 per year for students who have completed fewer than 30 credits; up to $6,500 per year for students who have completed between 30 and 59 credits; and up to $7,500 per year for students who have completed at least 60 credits. Total borrowing may not exceed $34,500. This loan program is funded by the federal government and administered by the College.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine eligibility. There are two types of direct loans: subsidized and unsubsidized. Students who demonstrate sufficient financial need qualify for a base subsidized loan. The fixed interest rate on this loan is 6.8 percent with a federal origination fee of 1.0 percent. No interest accrues on this loan while the student attends school at least half time. Those who do not qualify for the full subsidized loan may borrow an unsubsidized up to maximum allowable direct student loan plus the supplemental unsubsidized loan of $2,000; however, the student must either pay the interest on this loan while in school or opt to capitalize the interest and pay it, along with the principal, upon leaving school. The fixed interest rate on the unsubsidized loan is 6.8 percent, and the federal origination fee is 1.0 percent. Repayment of principal for both types of loans begins six months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half time.

Promissory Notes for the Direct Student Loan Program are available on-line at the federal web site www.studentloans.gov The loan funds (net the 1.0 percent origination fee) are credited directly to the student’s tuition account, half in each semester.

It is not necessary for a student to complete a promissory note for every year in which (s)he borrows through the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. A Master Promissory Note is completed for the first year in which the student borrows and remains in effect for each subsequent loan borrowed for a total of 10 years.

The Federal Perkins Loan Program. This federally-sponsored loan program is administered by the College on a funds-available basis. Eligibility is based on need as shown on the FAFSA. The interest rate is fixed at 5%; repayment begins 9 months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half time.

Student Employment

In addition to the scholarship, loan, and grant opportunities described above, limited part-time employment is available to students who can, without jeopardizing their academic standing, devote time to campus jobs.

The College participates in the Federal Work- Study Program, which serves to expand the opportunities for part-time student employment on campus. The Work-Study Office has identified and classified Community Service positions off campus as well. These job postings are designated as such and are reserved for students who qualify for Federal Work-Study.

To be considered for academic year employment, a student must have a processed FAFSA on file in Student Financial Services.

A comprehensive listing of financial aid programs is contained at www.stonehill.edu under Financial Aid/Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Tuition Installment Payment Plan

Many families prefer to spread tuition and fee payments throughout the year rather than make one large payment prior to each semester. The College offers a 10-month payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at a nominal fee:

Tuition Management Services (TMS) 171 Service Ave, 2nd Floor • Warwick, RI 02886 (888)216-4258 • www.afford.com/stonehill

Informational brochures and application forms are sent to all students. There are no interest charges; the current enrollment fee is $65. The amount of the contract and length of the payment period are chosen by the family. For example, an estimated out-of-pocket cost of $5,500 may be paid at the rate of $550 per month for ten months. The deadline to enroll for the Fall semester is August 1; families interested in enrolling for the Spring semester only must call TMS directly.

Notes

Students receiving institutional or government financial aid (Perkins Loan, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Pell Grant, State Scholarships, Direct Loan, etc.) or educational assistance (Veterans’ Benefits) should consider the possible loss of, or reduction in, this assistance before enrolling for other than full-time student status. The effect on financial assistance must be considered in any decision to accelerate course requirements or to reduce one’s course load.

The College must anticipate for fiscal reasons that all financial obligations to the College will be paid in full. Failure to meet these obligations may result in Administrative Withdrawal from the College. In the event that a student leaves the College owing monies for tuition, room and board, fees, fines, or holds delinquent loans, the College reserves the right to withhold grades, official transcripts, and/or additional services within the confines of the Buckley Amendment.

The College reserves the right to withhold grades, diplomas and official transcripts and/or to deny participation in graduation exercises to any student who owes monies, books, or equipment to the College or who has failed to fulfill all obligations to the College, or who is in default on a federal student loan.

The College also reserves the right to refuse payment it determines to be unacceptable and the right to require that payment made after the due date be by cashier’s check. Payments made after May 1 and prior to the end of the academic year must be in cash or by certified check. Personal checks will not be accepted after that date.

If for any reason the College must refer an account to an outside agency for collection, the College reserves the right to add any and all legal and/or agency fees to the account balance. The College also reserves the right to report the outstanding account to a credit reporting bureau.

Scholarships

The Lee Abraham Scholarship
The John I. Ahern Memorial Scholarship
The Neil Ahern ‘69 Memorial Scholarship
The Family of Charles Altieri Scholarship
The Joseph M. Alukonis Memorial Scholarship
The Alumni Council Scholarship
The Anheuser-Busch Scholarship
The Alan Bailey Memorial Scholarship
The Edward H. Baker Scholarship
The Balsamo Scholarship
The Paul and Elsie Bangiola Scholarship
The Charles Barrett Scholarship
The Frank Basile Memorial Scholarship
The Harold and Livia Baynes Memorial Scholarship
The Carmi A. Belmont Memorial Scholarship
The Barbara “Bonnie” Benoit Scholarship
The Susan Elin Benson Memorial Scholarship
The Birmingham Scholarship
The Blanchard Foundation Scholarship
The Philip and Sara Boyle Scholarship
The Sheila and William J. Boyle Scholarship
The Reverend John F. Brady Memorial Scholarship
The Lauren Michelle Branco Memorial Scholarship
The Brebbia-Grandy Family Scholarship
The Doreen Brennan Scholarship
The Arthur and Phyllis Brockway Memorial Scholarship
The Derek Brown Memorial Scholarship
The Burke Scholarship
The Ronald E. Burton Scholarship
The Sgt. Robert H. Cairns Memorial Scholarship
The Campanelli Foundation Scholarship
The Joseph F. Carney Memorial Scholarship
The Arthur J. and Margaret M. Carriuolo Memorial Scholarship
The Anthony E. Cascino Memorial Scholarship
The Cavanagh Family Scholarship
The Esther-Ann Chamberlain ‘68 Scholarship
The Thomas D. Christopher Memorial Scholarship
The Christopher J. Civale, ‘74 Scholarship
The C. James Cleary Memorial Scholarship
The Reverend Gerald P. Cohen, C.S.C. Scholarship
The William F. Connell Memorial Scholarship
The Connors Family Scholarship
The William J. Connors Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph M. Corcoran Memorial Scholarship
The Reverend John J. Corr, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship
The Edward L. Coughlin Memorial Scholarship
The Timothy J. Coughlin Memorial Scholarship
The Robert G. Cummings ‘61 Memorial Scholarship
The Darling/My Brother’s Keeper Scholarship
The DeSouza Ward Scholarship
The William F. Devin Scholarship
The Linda A. and Francis X. Dillon Scholarship
The Jeffrey Ditmar Memorial Scholarship
The Reverend James W. Donahue, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship
The Ciaran Ryan Donoghue Memorial Scholarship
The Reverend Peter Donohue, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship **
The Jennifer Dow Memorial Scholarship
The Charles C. Ely Educational Scholarship
The Stonehill Environmental Scholarship
The Ernst & Young Scholarship
The Cheryl and Daniel Farley Family Scholarship
The Fay Family Scholarship
The Reverend Thomas M. Feeley, C.S.C./Saint Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Scholarship
The Joseph & Joanne Finn Memorial Scholarship
The George R. Fish Memorial Scholarship
The Brassil Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship
The John Kennedy FitzGerald Memorial Scholarship
The Aline and Paul Flynn Scholarship
The Follett Bookstore Scholarship
The Thomas Folliard Memorial Scholarship
The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Scholarship
The Brian ‘75 and Susan Gaffney Scholarship
The Reverend William F. Gartland, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship
The Geraghty Family Irish Studies Scholarship
The Alfred F. and Martha Gomes Family Scholarship
The Jack & Mary Gorman Scholarship
The James “Lou” ‘53 and Mary Lou Gorman Scholarship
The Gray Family Scholarship
The Colleen Coyle Green Memorial Scholarship
The Reverend Eugene Green/Beta XI Scholarship **
Richard P. Gunville Memorial Scholarship
The James E. Hayden ‘76 Memorial Scholarship
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship
The William T. Herlihy Memorial Scholarship
The Paula Ann Hiltz Memorial Scholarship
The Hoffman Family Scholarship
The Reverend William F. Hogan, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship
The Honorable Timothy E. Holland Family Scholarship
The Holy Cross Fathers Scholarship
The Joseph L. Hopkins Memorial Scholarship
The Henry C. Howley Memorial Scholarship
The Reverend Francis J. Hurley, C.S.C. Scholarship
The Italian Education and Cultural Interchange Scholarship
The Mary Lou & William Jackson Scholarship
The Junior League of Women’s Italian Club of Boston Scholarship
The Reverend Joseph P. Keena, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph F. Kelliher III Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph F. Kenneally, D.M.D. Scholarship
The Harold G. Kern Memorial Scholarship
The Kimberly Ann Kitchell Memorial Scholarship
The Robert and Dorothy (Oliger) Kruse Memorial Scholarship
The Mitchell A. Labuda Memorial Scholarship
The William C. LaPlante Memorial Scholarship
The Timothy J. Lawlor Scholarship
The Edward Scott “Teddy” Lehan Memorial Scholarship
The Fr. Joseph S. Lehane, C.S.C. Scholarship
The Diane Grueter Lincoln Memorial Scholarship
The Lockary-Hegarty Memorial Scholarship
The Curtis L. Lopes II Memorial Scholarship
The Donald R. MacLeod Memorial Scholarship
The Edward (Ted) MacLeod Memorial Scholarship
The Reverend Bartley MacPhaidin, C.S.C. Scholarship
The Trooper Gary E. Magee Memorial Scholarship
The Christopher D. Mahoney ‘70 Scholarship
The Kerri A. Mahoney Memorial Scholarship
The Katherine Mance Scholarship
The Stephen P. Mandill Memorial Scholarship
The Peter J. Marathas, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
The Peter Mareb Memorial Scholarship
The Marsalise Family Scholarship
The Reverend Richard Mazziotta, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship
The Father John E. McCarthy, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship
The McDonough Family Scholarship
The Matthew McDonough Memorial Scholarship
The Sylvia Houle McDonough ‘62 Memorial Scholarship
The Margaret McFadden Memorial Scholarship
The Ann and John McGrath Memorial Scholarship
The John and Margarete McNeice Scholarship
The Miller-Moroney Scholarship
The Robert J. Mills Memorial Scholarship
The Mills Family Endowed Scholarship
The Edmond N. Moriarty, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Gregory “Rodney” Moynahan Memorial Scholarship
The Bill Mulford Memorial Fund for Independent Students**
The Beatrice H. Mullaney Memorial Scholarship
The Frank & Susan Mullin Scholarship
The Lt. William C. Murphy Memorial Scholarship
The Michael D. Nessralla Memorial Scholarship
The Helen and Albert Niemi Scholarship
The John and Cheryl Noblin Scholarship
The Novak-Sakmar-Templeton Scholarship
The Ann O’Connell Scholarship
The O’Connor Family Scholarship
The Barbara Lutted O’Donnell Scholarship
The Robert M. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship
The Paul K. O’Leary Memorial Scholarship
The William C. O’Malley Memorial Scholarship
The Mark J. Oteri Memorial Scholarship
The Amy Hoar Palmisciano Memorial Scholarship
The Peter Paolella Memorial Scholarship
The Senator John Parker Memorial Scholarship
The Fred C. Petti Athletic Scholarship
The Lisa M. Philo-Corcoran Memorial Scholarship
The Pillar Society Scholarship
The James & Agnes Pires Memorial Scholarship
The Pohlad Family Scholarship
The E. Romeo and Edward D. Poirier Memorial Scholarship
The John and Aliese Price Foundation Scholarship
The Captain Janet M. Redgate, U.S.N., NC Memorial Scholarship
The Christine Reynolds Endowment for the Arts Scholarship
The Ray Richard Memorial Scholarship
The Robert F. Rivers Scholarship
The Patty Roche Memorial Scholarship
The Theresa Ryan Scholarship
The Thomas and Mary Shields Scholarship
The Shields Merit Scholarship
The Birute T. Silvia Scholarship
The Cardinal Spellman Scholarship
The A. Michael Storlazzi Scholarship
The Madelyn W. Sturtevant Memorial Scholarship
The Helen and Edward Sullivan Scholarship
The Reverend Lawrence Sullivan, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship
The Sullivan-Langsenkamp Memorial Scholarship
The Richard J. Susi Memorial Scholarship
The Raymond Tashash Family Scholarship
The Ralph D. Tedeschi Memorial Scholarship
The Richard and Jill Tepper Scholarship
The Nancy J. Thurston Memorial Scholarship
The David M. Tracy Scholarship
The Amy Campbell Tripp Memorial Scholarship
The Bessie Tsaganis Memorial Scholarship
The Val & Arthur A. Viano Fine Arts Scholarship
The Villa Nazareth Scholarship
The Richard A. Voke Scholarship
The Joseph F. Walsh Memorial Scholarship
The Honorable Martha Ware Scholarship
The Washington, D.C. Area Alumni Scholarship
The Rita and Frank Welch Scholarship
The Herbert A. and Gertrude M. Wessling Memorial Scholarship
The Vincent P. and Mary L. Wright Memorial Scholarship
The Yawkey Scholarship

**Scholarships for part-time/independent students

For more information on individual scholarships, please visit

www.stonehill.edu under Admissions and Financial Aid, Financial Aid and Scholarships