Do you have financial aid questions? We have all the answers.
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 $19 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 $38,000 (including loan opportunities) for the 2018-2019 first-year class. 100% of incoming first-year students 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 October 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
"Thinking about college and how you're going to pay for it is a very stressful thing. As I was deciding on a college to attend, Bellarmine was at the top of my list, but I wasn't sure if my family and I could afford it. I came to take a tour of the beautiful campus and I decided to schedule an appointment with a counselor in the Financial Aid Office. She went over everything financial aid related with my mom and I. After that appointment, I realized my dream of attending Bellarmine was actually going to come true! The scholarships that Bellarmine offers truly make tuition affordable and the ladies in the Financial Aid office are amazing and they do everything they can to help you!" -Elizabeth Borah, Sophomore, Nursing Major
"Bellarmine was always my dream school, but I was convinced I could never afford it. After meeting with Financial Aid, I was so excited knowing it was a real option for me." -Emersen Chanley, First-Year, Business Major
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