Apply for Aid
PLEASE READ! Even if you have already filled out your FAFSA, you’re not done with our application process. Financial aid comes in many forms—grants, loans, scholarships and work-study jobs. To receive any kind of financial aid, you need to apply. Once you find out what type of aid you may qualify for, there are other steps involved, so give yourself plenty of time to complete the process.
Apply for financial aid at Bellevue College!
To complete the application process quickly, first gather all the required documents you’ll need for both the FAFSA and the BC Financial Aid Application. Here’s a checklist of what you’ll need. Records of income earned in the year prior to when you will start school. Records of your parents´ income information if you are a dependent …more about Documents You Need
If you are a new student, please remember to apply for Admission to BC at least two weeks prior to any of the financial aid deadlines listed below. This gives Enrollment Services time to process your Admission Application and gives you time to set up your BC email account – both of which are required …more about Important Dates and Deadlines
In addition to demonstrating financial need (see below), you’ll also need to meet some general eligibility criteria. You must: Be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen. (Refer to the college’s general eligibility guidelines for enrollment). Possess a high school diploma or recognized equivalent such as a General Education Development (GED) certificate. …more about Eligibility
There are many types of financial aid. This page explains the types of aid available for you at Bellevue College. *Attention non-Washington State residents interested in enrolling in Bellevue College online classes. New US Department of Education regulations may affect Bellevue’s ability to accept your application at this time. We regret that Bellevue College cannot …more about Types of Aid
Your Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate we make based on a combination of factors. The COA is a critical part of the formula in how the government calculates your financial need. The COA includes the current costs of tuition, books, and living expenses for the 9-month academic year (October-June). The COA only includes …more about Cost of Attendance
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) requires you apply for the FAFSA. Subsequently, the DOE will select some students to go through what is called, Verification. Verification is sort of like an audit. We have to check the source documents you used to complete the FAFSA application to determine if you’re eligible for financial aid. It’s …more about Verification Process
Program of Study Your program of study is the degree or certificate you plan to work on while attending Bellevue College. Please note the following: You are required to choose and work on a program of study that is offered at Bellevue College. We report your program of study to the Department of Education (ED) …more about Program of Study and Planning Your Classes
Financial aid is an option for you if you’re enrolled in a Study Abroad program, providing the courses you take meet the degree and credit requirements for the type of aid you have. We recommend you complete our to outline your intended course work, so we can confirm the courses are needed for you to …more about Study Abroad and Financial Aid