Quarterly Newsletter

The current COVID-19 health crisis may affect the information contained in this newsletter. Dates listed below may be adjusted depending on current and rapidly changing circumstances. Please check your BC email, and check the website often for up to date information. 

 

Welcome to Bellevue College!

Financial Aid Newsletter – Winter 2021

Winter quarter begins January 4, 2021. Please read important information about deadlines, dates, disbursement of your funds, and purchasing your books below.

 

Payment of Tuition and Refund Disbursements:

Winter quarter begins January 4, 2021.

  • We pay your tuition beginning December 28, 2020.
    • We hold you in your classes until we pay your tuition if you met the Winter filing deadline. If you have outstanding documents required, you must submit these by Friday, December 18 or within 2 business days of request thereafter.
      • During remote services due to COVID-19, documents can be submitted by mail to the college or by email in PDF format to financialaid@bellevuecollege.edu from your BC email only.
    • We also hold you in your classes if you obtained a deferment on payment of tuition due to participation in an eligible program on campus (i.e. Workforce Education).
  • If your aid does not cover the full cost of tuition, you must pay the balance by Friday, January 8, 2021.
  • If you do not plan to register full time (12+ credits), please submit a Change of Enrollment form by December 18, 2020 or notify us by ticket at bellevuecollege.edu/sc-requests/.
  • Refund disbursements begin on December 30, 2020 (your disbursement date may differ) by the BankMobile disbursement preference you selected.
    • If you expect to receive a check by mail, please make sure your address is up to date at Update Contact Information.
    • Most students can expect to receive their refunds by January 4.  (checks may take longer).
    • Want to change your disbursement method?  Visit the BankMobile web site

 

Purchase of Books and Supplies:

You cannot access your funds until after December 30 and most students can expect to receive their funds by January 4 if they chose an electronic disbursement option.

  • Textbooks are available to order online at the Bellevue College bookstore. Shipping is free in the U.S.
  • Go to The Bookstore Website to order your textbooks.

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, it may not be possible to pick up your textbooks on campus – order early so that your textbooks arrive by the first day of the quarter. 

 

Confirmation of Academic Progress:

For continuing students, we check prior quarter grades before we disburse Winter aid. Check your BC email now for notification regarding your financial aid status and eligibility based on your prior quarter grades.

**Federal regulations require us to address grades regardless of circumstances affecting our campus.  During these uncertain times, we recognize that some students may be less successful Fall quarter.  If you are notified that you have lost your financial aid, you may follow the appeal process outlined below.**

  • Go to http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/fa/youraid/sap/ for details about Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
  • If your aid is canceled but you experienced a hardship or a mitigating circumstance, please file an appeal and ask for reinstatement of your aid.
    • File your appeal by Monday, January 4 if you plan to attend Winter quarter.
    • Submit an appeal online.
    • We hold you in your classes until we review your appeal if your appeal is submitted by Monday, January 4.

Pell Repayment Date:

You must finalize your schedule by the Pell Repayment Date, which is January 8 for Winter quarter. Please read our policies at http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/fa/youraid/repayment/ regarding adding and dropping classes.

 

Thank you and enjoy your studies!

BC Financial Aid Office

Last Updated November 20, 2020