Financial Aid and Scholarships

Education is one of the most important investments you’ll make in your career and your life. That’s why Bellin College is committed to working with you and your family to make that investment more affordable.

As a private college, we try very hard to keep our costs as low as possible while providing students with quality faculty, facilities and services.

91% of our students received some form of financial assistance through grants, scholarships, and loans from a variety of sources during the 2016-2017 academic year.Scholarships

Financial Aid

What is Financial Aid?

Financial Aid is any funds received from sources other than the student or his or her family to help pay for educational expenses.

What is Financial Need?

Financial need is the difference between the student’s cost of education and the expected family contribution (EFC), as determined by the FAFSA.

If a student is receiving need based aid, aid cannot exceed the calculated financial need with the exceptions of Federal Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Parent PLUS Loans and private education loans.

Under no circumstances may a student receive aid (grants, scholarships, employment, or loans) in excess of his/her cost of education as determined by the financial aid office.

In addition to financial need, federal and state aid is contingent upon an applicant meeting several basic financial aid eligibility factors:

  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent;
  • Enrolled in an eligible program of study leading to a degree or certificate;
  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen (US National or permanent resident alien with a valid I-155, I-551, or I-551C);
  • Have a valid Social Security Number;
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if required);
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress in your program of study;
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan nor owe a refund on a federal education grant;
  • Certify that all aid funds received will be used for educational purposes
Graduate Students

Students enrolled in a Master’s Degree program have limited eligibility. Graduate students may borrow federal unsubsidized loans and may qualify for select Bellin College Scholarships.

Non-Degree Students

Students who are not enrolled in a program of study are not eligible for financial aid. This includes students taking a class as a prerequisite to enter one of our programs or taking a class to transfer to another college/university (aid may be available through that university; please check with the financial aid office at the home institution).

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Financial Aid Questions?

Please contact-
Lena Goodman
Director of Financial Aid


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Each year we offer a variety of scholarships to students that exemplify the College values of Excellence, Integrity, Community, and Caring. The funds come from multiple sources and do not have to be repaid.

Incoming Undergraduate Students

Bellin College offers a variety of renewable scholarships to our undergraduate students. We do not have a separate scholarship application for incoming students. To be considered for Merit and Admission Scholarships, please fill out the undergraduate admission application.

Continuing Undergraduate Students

The College also offers numerous scholarships to support the work being done by Bellin College’s sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Awards for continuing students are available due to support from community. Applications are available in the fall semester.

Graduate Students

The College also offers scholarships to support the work being done by our continuing graduate students. Awards for continuing students are available due to support from the community. Applications are available in the Fall Semester.

Please explore the options below and consider applying for one of the many opportunities. For the Bellin College Presidential, Annual and Endowed scholarships, students must fill out an application and submit it to the Development Office by the deadlines specified in the respective sections.

Bellin College Scholarships

Bellin College Merit Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming Undergraduate
Application Information: No Separate Application (Admission Application Only)
Award: $10,000-$40,000

Other Information:
Bellin College offers scholarships to undergraduate students with high academic credentials at the time of admission to a program of study.  Merit Scholarships are based solely on academic performance and are to be used to pay for educational costs incurred while enrolled at Bellin College.  Awards will be distributed over a student’s entire enrollment at Bellin College; the Merit Scholarship Award letter will specify the distribution of the award over all enrollment terms.  Merit Scholarships are not based on financial need; a FAFSA is not required for consideration for a Merit.

Students enrolled at Bellin College prior to July 1, 2015 should refer to their original Merit Scholarship Award letter for renewal information.

Students first enrolling at Bellin College after July 1, 2015 should contact the Financial Aid Office for information related to eligibility, renewal requirements, and total value of awards.

Bellin College Admissions Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming Undergraduate
Application Information: No Separate Application (Admission Application Only)
Award: $8,000-$12,000

Other Information:
Incoming undergraduate students are eligible to receive an Admission Scholarship between $8,000-$12,000.  Awards will be distributed over a student’s entire enrollment at Bellin College. Awarding is based upon the admission application and automatically reviewed for the Admission Scholarship. An award letter will notify a student if they qualify for the Admission Scholarship.  The Admission Scholarship is not based on financial need; a FAFSA is not required for consideration. For further information on award distribution, renewal or scholarship, please visit the Student Guide (published annually).

Bellin College Presidential Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming/Continuing Students
Application Information: Separate Application
Terms: Not renewable

The Presidential Scholarship is an annual award for undergraduate students currently enrolled or who will be enrolled in the upcoming fall semester at Bellin College in either nursing or radiologic sciences. The award is not automatically renewed annually, so students must re-apply at the end of each academic year.

To be eligible for the Presidential Scholarship, students must also be enrolled in the nursing or radiologic sciences program at Bellin College and carrying a credit load of seven or more credits.

A FAFSA is recommended, but not required.

For more information, contact:
Development & Public Relations Office

Bellin College Donor Scholarships

Eligibility: Continuing Student (RN to BSN Students not eligible)
Application Information: Separate Online Application
Terms: Renewable/Not renewable funds available, Fall & Spring, Must maintain 3.0 GPA cumulative for renewable scholarships

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These are scholarships which are funded annually by generous friends of the College. Awards vary based upon academic achievement, field of interest, demographic information, financial need and availability of funds.  A limited amount of funds may be available for graduate students as well. A FAFSA is recommended, but not required.

For more information, including application deadline, please login to your BC Portal.

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External Scholarships

There are millions of dollars of external scholarship monies available to students of all qualifications, abilities, and interests. These external scholarships may be provided by private donors, foundations, businesses and many other sources outside of Bellin College. Here are a few helpful tips for finding scholarships that are right for you:

  1. If you are a first-time freshman, talk to your High School Guidance Counselor. Counselors usually have up to date information that may be specific to your interests or your intended major. There are also scholarships designated for minorities and certain ethnic groups.
  2. Check into scholarships that may be offered by your parents’ employers or civic clubs. Corporations may offer scholarships to children of their employees. Elks Club, Lions Club, and The Girl and Boy Scouts of America are among the many organizations that offer scholarships.
  3. Bellin College is responsible for posting external scholarships.
External Scholarships

Scholarship Questions?

Please contact-
Development & Public Relations Office


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