Office of Student Financial Aid
Bethune- Cookman University concurs with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration’s Statement of Good Practices. The purpose of the University’s financial aid program is to provide assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to pursue their education. The University operates a comprehensive program of student aid consisting of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment. This financial assistance is primarily awarded according to an individual’s needs. An appropriate standardized budget and each student’s resources are used to determine financial need with consideration given for unique circumstances. Where appropriate, parents are expected to be the primary resource for helping students to meet educational expenses. The student is also expected to contribute toward the cost of education. Financial assistance is used as a supplement to these resources, and it is normally provided as a package combining a loan, grant, scholarship, and a work award.
The Financial Aid Office recognizes that the availability of financial resources affects the student’s educational and career planning. Counseling and financial assistance can help the student to develop to his or her fullest potential.