Augustin was born in Haiti. He enrolled in Boston College majoring in political science and economics, but switched his major to theatre, graduating in 2008. He earned a MFA from the University of California, San Diego.
In 2022 Boston College gave him its Alumni Arts Award for Distinguished Achievement.
- Stephi Wild. THE BEST WE COULD, KING JAMES, and POOR YELLA REDNECKS Join Manhattan Theatre Club's 2022-23 Season, Broadway World, 2022-08-15. Retrieved on 2022-08-25. “These two productions join the New York premiere of Where the Mountain Meets the Sea, written by AUDELCO Award nominee Jeff Augustin (The New Englanders, "The Morning Show") and directed by Princess Grace Award winner Joshua Kahan Brody, with music by The Bengsons (Hundred Days, The Lucky Ones), to complete MTC's 2022-2023 off-Broadway season at New York City Center - Stage I.”
- A.A. Cristi. The Boston College Arts Council to Present 2022 Alumni Arts Award for Distinguished Achievement to Jeff Augustin, Broadway World, 2022-04-22. Retrieved on 2022-08-25. “The Boston College Arts Council will present its 2022 Alumni Arts Award for Distinguished Achievement to Jeff Augustin, Class of 2008, an acclaimed and award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose plays have been performed at high-profile festivals and venues across the country.”
- 2021 Steinberg Playwright Awardees Announced, American Theatre, 2021-12-14. Retrieved on 2022-08-25. “The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced the names of the 10 outstanding early- to mid-career playwrights who will be celebrated with 2021 Steinberg Playwright Awards in the amount of $10,000 each. In the past the Steinberg Trust honored two mid-career playwrights with a total of $100,000. But in 2020, given the impact of the pandemic on playwrights throughout the industry, the Trust temporarily restructured the awards to reach a greater number of writers.”