FAFSA Priority Deadline March 24th, 2017
Meeting the priority deadline entitles you to 'priority treatment', which means that you will be considered for all aid (including grants, institutional, and work-study) that is available. All students who meet the priority deadline will be grouped together and awarded financial aid based on eligibility and available funds. All required documents must be complete and submitted. Students who do not meet the March 24 priority deadline may only be considered for a PELL Grant and student loans.
You can apply for your 2017-2018 financial aid beginning October 1, 2016 using your 2015 tax information!
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.