Undergraduate Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information:
For twelve years, Belhaven College, now Belhaven University, has been named in The Student Guide to America’s 100 Best College Buys, demonstrating our commitment to keeping your college education affordable. Approximately 90 percent of the students attending Belhaven University receive some form of financial assistance, including federal and state grants, loans and work-study, as well as a variety of institutional scholarships and grants.
Because Belhaven University aims to make a
Christian education possible for any student, we work with you and your family
in a financial partnership. Every Belhaven student benefits from our commitment
to offering high quality, affordable education—an endeavor that begins with
costs well below the national average for four-year private colleges. Our
financial aid programs are generated from the basic premise that college costs
are primarily a family responsibility, but our merit-based and need-based
assistance in partnership with the family can assist with expenses.
If you have questions, please call 1-800-960-5940 (toll free) or 601-968-5933 (local) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For students and their families who are applying for need based aid such as federal grants, work study, and low interest loans, it is imperative to apply as soon after January 1 as possible. Because funds are limited, the earlier you apply, the more likely your chances to receive the maximum aid for which you qualify.
Students should complete the following procedures each year to receive financial aid:
- Apply for admission to Belhaven University if not a current student.
- Apply for federal student financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FASFA) on the Internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov
Important: Be sure to list Belhaven University as one of the colleges to receive the results of your evaluation. Our code number is 002397. Remember, applying early improves your opportunities for the best aid package.
Verification Worksheets can be found on the Online Forms page.
See the payment page to make a one-time payment and/or enroll in a monthly tuition payment plan.
Belhaven Merit Based Scholarships - These scholarships are "open-ended" in that all full-time students who qualify and are seeking a first bachelor's degree in the traditional undergraduate program will be considered to receive an award.
Need Based Scholarships - Belhaven participates in all federal need-based financial assistance programs.
Church Matching - Church Matching Grant Application
Marion Davis Ridgeway and Elise Davis Endowed Scholarship - This scholarship is designed to encourage exceptional students to pursue excellent in their undergraduate studies in science and math in the context of a comprehensive commitment to Biblical Christian faith while preparing to enter a career in the health professions.
PCUSA - Download application for PCUSA scholarship.
The Office of Financial Aid for Studies has posted applications for the following scholarships, available to Presbyterian students who are eligible for need-based aid, except where noted:
• Student Opportunity Scholarship—for juniors and seniors in the following areas of study: education, health care/services, social work, social sciences, religious studies, and sacred music. Preference is given to racial ethnic students. http://www.pcusa.org/financialaid/programs/studentopportunities.htm
• Beall Memorial Scholarship—for young women from the southeastern United States who are fine arts or performing arts majors.
• Native American Education Grant—for any Native American Student; PC(USA) members who are eligible for this award will also receive a supplemental award.
• Children of Missionaries—for children of PC(USA) missionaries to assist with education costs in the U.S. Applications are pre-screened with the church's World Mission area.
State Scholarships and Grants - Complete any applications for the State of Mississippi financial assistance (if a legal resident of the state).
Sallie Mae's Scholarship Search Tool - Your search will provide access to an award database that contains more than 3 million scholarships worth over $16 billion, and is expanded and updated daily. And just by registering, you will automatically be entered in our monthly drawing for a $1000 scholarship giveaway.
Scholarships and Grants - Scholarships and grants are available from a variety of sources, including federal and state governments and private sources, such as employers, professional associations, and educational institutions.
Directions for Direct Loans - Students, download the steps for the Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans
Complete Direct Loan MPN and Entrance Counseling – Complete Direct Loan Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling. Click on the "Sign in" button and fill in the required fields to continue. You will need your Social Security Number (SSN) and your Federal Student Aid PIN from the FAFSA to complete the sign in process. If you do not know your PIN you may request a duplicate PIN at www.PIN.ed.gov. (Please Note: Students who have previously completed either a Direct Loan or Direct Entrance Counseling Session will not have to re-complete this process.)
Start Parent PLUS Application – Start the online application for a Direct Parent PLUS Loan. Click on the "Sign in" button and fill in the required fields to continue. You (the parent) will need your Social Security Number (SSN) and your Federal Student Aid PIN from the FAFSA to complete the sign in process. If you do not know your PIN you may request a duplicate PIN at www.PIN.ed.gov. If you do not have a Federal Student Aid PIN you may request one at www.PIN.ed.gov.
Direct Loan Exit Counseling – To complete Federally required Exit Interview Counseling click on the "Exit Counseling" Button. You will need your Social Security Number (SSN) and your Federal Student Aid PIN from the FAFSA to complete this process. If you do not know your PIN you may request a duplicate PIN at www.PIN.ed.gov.
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Complete the estimator to know what you may qualify for financially if you attend Belhaven. This is only an estimate. We encourage you to work with your admission counselor and student financial planning staff when you are ready to apply for admission and financial aid. Only complete the estimator if you would enroll at Belhaven as a first time freshman.