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.
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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
We process financial aid files based on the date you turned in the last required document. Your file is not considered complete and ready to process for a financial aid award until you submit all required documents. If you complete your file, and during processing you are asked to submit additional documentation, you do not ...more about Important Dates and Deadlines
To receive financial aid you must meet the following conditions: Be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen (does not apply to DREAMer Students completing the WASFA). Possess a high school diploma, recognized equivalent such as a General Education Development (GED) certificate OR meet Ability to Benefit criteria. If you are interested ...more about Eligibility
There are many types of financial aid. This page explains the types of aid available for you at Bellevue College. Federal grants Bellevue College (BC) offers two types of federal grants: the Federal Pell Grant, and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). These grants are considered "gift aid" and do not require repayment provided ...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 modest living expenses for the 9-month academic year (October-June). The COA only ...more about Cost of Attendance
Verification is a process that requires our office to validate certain information on your FAFSA. Verification is required for at least 30% of students applying for aid. Selection for the Verification process occurs in two ways: The Federal Processor selected you based on the following criteria: Random Selection Incomplete FAFSA Conflicting or Incorrect FAFSA Information ...more about Verification
You must choose a Program of Study to receive financial aid. Your program of study is the degree or certificate program you plan to work on while attending Bellevue College. Please note the following: You tell us on the BC Financial Aid Application which program of study you plan to work on. You must receive ...more about What Financial Aid Pays For: Program of Study and Planning Your Classes
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Financial aid is an option for you if you’re enrolled in an eligible 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