Applying for Financial Aid

For twelve years 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.

Steps to Apply:

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:

  1. Apply for admission to Belhaven University if not a current student.
  2. Apply for federal student financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Internet at 

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 BlazeNet.

If you have questions, please call 601-968-5933 or e-mail

Watch the FAFSA Overview video.