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How to Apply for Financial Aid

Financial aid is offered on the basis of need and availability of funds, so early application is encouraged. Please follow the steps below to be considered for the loan, scholarship, and employment programs administered by the Office of Financial Aid. You will follow this same process each year in which you want financial aid. Please note the deadlines and forms needed.

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for every year you want loans and/or work study. NECO’S FEDERAL CODE IS 002164.

  • Parent information is not required for graduate students applying only for Stafford, Perkins, and work study. If you think your family is “economically disadvantaged” and you want to be considered for less expensive Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) and Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS), and NECO’s Fund For Education (FFE) loan, you are encouraged to provide parent information on the FAFSA so you can be considered for these more favorable loans.

  • Receive the output document Student Aid Report (SAR), read the comments, make sure your information is accurate, and make any necessary changes by following the directions. Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions, or if the SAR instructs you to do so.

  • Your aid application will be reviewed upon receipt of your admissions deposit, and you will receive your financial aid eligibility letter within two weeks of receipt of your complete application material.

  • Veteran’s benefits recipients and others, if you have completed and submitted the FAFSA and would like a printed copy of the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (617) 587-5650.

When to Apply for U.S. Federal Financial Aid

Program Academic Year Start Date Application Priority Date Deadline for NECO to Receive Aid Applications Form to Submit
4-Year OD Summer or Fall, 2016 April 1, 2016 May 1, 2017 2016-17 FAFSA
ASIP Summer, 2016 April 1, 2016 May 1, 2017 2016-17 FAFSA
AODP February, 2016 December 15, 2015 May 1, 2017 2015-16 FAFSA