Applying for Financial Aid

Belhaven University continues to demonstrate 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 private colleges.

After completing your application for admission, the first step to apply for financial aid is to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Tips for filing the FAFSA:

  1. Obtain your FSA ID If you do not have one, you can get a FSA ID online. If you are required to report parent information on the FAFSA form (Hint: Most undergraduates are), then your parent will have to create a FSA ID as well.
  2. Complete your FAFSA
  3. Add the Belhaven FAFSA code, which is 002397, so that we receive your results.
  4. Use the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to automatically retrieve your federal income and tax information from the IRS, saving you a lot of time.
  5. Sign your FAFSA electronically before submitting it.

Why send my FAFSA data to Belhaven?

If you have not filed a FAFSA with BU, we have not been able to determine your eligibility for all forms of University, Federal and State sources of financial aid.

These additional sources of aid include, need-based grants that do not have to be repaid, federal student loans and work study opportunities.

How do I send my FAFSA data to Belhaven?

If you already filed your FAFSA but did not release your information to Belhaven University you should do so as soon as possible.

If you have not filed a FAFSA yet, now is the time to do it.

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