Making Your Education Affordable
Thanks to scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study, there are many ways to make your Bellarmine education affordable. Our financial aid staff will work closely with you to explore all of the funding resources available. Our goal is to ensure that every student receives our best comprehensive offer of financial assistance and that your affordable investment in a Bellarmine education becomes a reality.
Each year Bellarmine awards more than $11 million in scholarships and financial aid to entering students. Combining Bellarmine awards with federal/state financial aid programs, the Office of Financial Aid was able to offer an average comprehensive financial aid award of $30,698 (including loan opportunities) for the 2013-2014 freshman class. 100% of incoming freshmen received some form of financial assistance last year.
So where do you begin?
The first step is to apply to Bellarmine. The other extremely important step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of your senior year in high school. Even if you think you don't qualify for federal aid, it's important to apply, because other funding sources insist on it, including scholarships, state aid, student loans, and work-study. So, complete that FAFSA! Other important sources of help include our Bellarmine scholarships, outside scholarships and Federal work-study. It's all itemized in our handy checklist. We've also provided calculators so you can quickly get a rough snapshot of your options.
Finding out how affordable an undergraduate education at BU can be is as easy as 1-2-3. Bellarmine is pleased to provide you the online Net Price Calculator to assist you with calculating your “estimated” educational cost and your estimated scholarship and aid package. Click the Net Price Calculator button on the right to estimate your total cost. Please be advised that the calculator is for estimating purposes only. Final eligibility for aid is subject to student completing the FAFSA, meeting eligibility requirements and availability of funds.
Financial Aid Made it Possible
“Being the first in my family to attend college, I had no idea as to how I would be able to pay for Bellarmine or even how to get started. My family and I met with a counselor in the Office of Financial Aid and she was a tremendous help. There were no questions left unanswered and she was able to put me on the right track” – Kendall Ladrillono, Junior, Nursing Major
"When I visited Bellarmine I knew it was where I wanted to go but the tuition made me shy away. With the help from the staff in the Financial Aid Department and my financial aid package that I was awarded, attending Bellarmine University became my #1 choice. Even in my senior year, the Financial Aid staff is still there to help me with any problems I may have had which has allowed me to stay at Bellarmine and keep pursuing my dream " -Dylan Johnson, Senior Exercise Science Major
We're here to help
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