Helping Students and Families Afford College

Brandeis meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all domestic undergraduates, and for all international undergraduates who apply for aid during the admission process.

Two students smiling wearing caps and gowns at a Brandeis Commencement ceremony.
If you need to complete an I-9, please schedule an appointment today! If you need to drop off a payment, or other documents, please use the drop box outside our lobby door.

SFS Updates

  • FAFSA Simplification Act - Congress passed the FAFSA Simplification Act, changing many aspects of the FAFSA starting with the 24-25 FAFSA that is open this year. This is still an ongoing process, so make sure to check in for further Updates on the 24-25 FAFSA

  • Federal Student Loan Debt Relief Program - The Supreme Court issued a decision on June 30, 2023 prohibiting Biden from moving forward with his one-time student debt relief plan, which means that no debt can be discharged under this program.  Interest on federal student loans will start accruing on September 1, 2023, and first payments will be due in October. When designing a new debt relief program, the Department of Education will consider ways to ensure that borrowers making payments do not reduce their eligibility for debt relief.  Please visit the Federal Student Aid debt relief website for updates.

  • Until further notice, Brandeis will not be accepting cash payments. We continue to receive e-check and credit card payments through the Student Account Center. Review our payment options for more information. 

  • When dropping off checks or scholarship checks in person, you may do so by dropping them off in the red box by our front door.
  • We also coordinate all hourly on-campus student employment and maintain an up-to-date listing of all available on- and off-campus job opportunities.

GradGuard Services and Information

Brandeis values our students commitment and has always partnered with a tuition insurance plan to help families to protect their education investment.

GradGuard tuition insurance works to supplement the Brandeis tuition withdrawal refund policy to provide up to 100% refunds for medical withdrawals due to physical injury/illness and mental-health conditions. You may wish to consider purchasing this insurance to provide reimbursement when a student is unable to complete an academic term due to unforeseen circumstances, a covered accident, injury or other covered reason.


If you have further questions and are having trouble finding the answer, you can Schedule an Appointment, call us at 781-736-3700, or come see us in person at Usdan 120.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

November 1

First-Year Early Decision I Deadline

January 1

First-Year Early Decision II Deadline

January 1

First-Year Regular Decision Deadline