Apply for aid
To apply for financial aid, the following steps must be completed:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority date. Be certain to include Bethel College, code #001787. Paper copies of the FAFSA are available in the Financial Aid Office, or you can file on the FAFSA Online site.
- Returning students are also required to complete a Bethel College Financial Aid Application.
- New students must apply for admission to the college. Your admission application will take the place of a Bethel College Financial Aid Application.
Approximately three to four weeks after you file the FAFSA, a report will be sent to the college evaluating your family’s ability to pay for college expenses. From this report the college will determine your eligibility for financial assistance.
Financial aid is awarded to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Notification of financial aid eligibility will be mailed to you on or about the first week of May, provided all necessary information is received by the Financial Aid Office. The notification will direct you to the Bethel College Student Web where you will be able to securely access your information.
- Federal, state, and institutional grants will post automatically to your student account provided you meet the required enrollment or housing requirements for each program.
- Some endowed scholarships do require you to submit at thank-you note to the Financial Aid Office (which will be sent to the scholarship donor).
- Loan programs do require you to complete additional steps in order to secure your money. Select each loan program to determine the steps necessary to complete the process.
When determining your need for financial assistance, the college assumes you will be enrolled full time, unless otherwise noted on your financial aid application. Full-time enrollment is defined as enrollment of at least 12 credit hours each semester during the fall and spring semesters. The tuition pricing plan for full-time enrollment allows student to enroll in between 12 and 17 credit hours each semester for the same price. In order to maximize your financial aid, it is advisable to enroll for as many hours as possible up to the 17-hour limit.