Helping Students and Families Afford College

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

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.

Students smiling wearing caps and gowns outside the Brandeis Commencement ceremony.

SFS Updates

Seminario web en español sobre cómo completar la FAFSA 24-25 | Spanish webinar on completing the 24-25 FAFSA

Seminario web en español sobre cómo completar la FAFSA 24-25

Spanish webinar on completing the 24-25 FAFSA

Financial Aid Information for Admitted First-Year Students
All first-year students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year who applied for financial aid will have either a financial aid offer letter, or a letter indicating what materials are still required to complete their financial aid application, in their DEISConnect account.  Please visit our Financial Aid FAQs page for more information about the financial aid offer.  You may also contact our office at or schedule an appointment with your financial aid counselor.
SFS Webinar

SFS provided a webinar regarding the 2024-2025 financial aid application process for continuing
undergraduate students on January 29, 2024. Students who are interested can watch a recording of the webinar.

The webinar will include details about the 2024-2025 financial aid application process, changes to the
FAFSA, the appeal process, emergency funding, and other related topics.

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 June 30, 2023, prohibiting President Joe 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 Sept. 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.

Cash Payments

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


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.


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 in person to Usdan 120.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

November 1

First-Year Early Decision I Deadline

12 AM
January 2

First-Year Early Decision II Deadline

January 16

First-Year Regular Decision Deadline