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What is Financial Aid and How to Get It

Next Class Starts: Oct 25th
Next Class Starts: Oct 25th

Program Info Sep 20 2016

When starting college, it’s important to know all the options you have for getting assistance financially. How do you know what is available and what you qualify for? How do you apply?

Let’s start off by breaking it down. We’re going to cover types of aid that are available and how to apply for them. Then, we will go over a checklist that will keep you on track to getting the right information to your school at the right time.

Financial Aid

We will sort the types of aid by where they come from. You can get aid from:

  • The U.S. Government
  • Your State
  • Bellus Academy
  • A nonprofit or private organization

The U.S. Government

This aid can come in the form of a loan or a grant.
To apply for federal student aid, fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid).

What do I need to fill out the FAFSA?

fafsa-checklist

Federal Loans

A federal loan is money that has to be paid back with interest. Make sure to consider your options carefully when choosing a loan. There are several types of loans. Click on the type for more information on it and how to apply.

Your State

You may not qualify for federal aid, but you should always check with your state to see if they have available grants. Find out more about your state grants here.

College Scholarships

Bellus offers several types of scholarships to those who qualify.
You may be able to receive these scholarships if:

  • You are a recent high school graduate
  • You are a Bellus alumni
  • You are in the military

Visit our scholarship page to find if you qualify.

Nonprofits and Other Organizations

There are many different scholarships and grants available for everyone. Use a scholarship search to find and apply for all the aid that you qualify for.

Remember, never pay to receive information about scholarships.

Here is Your Financial Aid Checklist

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Have questions? We’d love to answer. Contact one of our admissions reps.

Download your printable financial aid checklist now!

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