Types of Financial Aid

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 eligible 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. For further information on award distribution, renewal or scholarship, please visit the Student Guide.

Bellin College Admissions Scholarship

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

Other Information:
An incoming undergraduate student may receive an Admission Scholarship between $8,000-$12,000.  Awards will be distributed over a student’s entire enrollment at Bellin College. Eligibility is based on information collected as part of the admission application process; no additional application is required. 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.

Bellin College Presidential Scholarship

Application timeframe: January and February
Open to incoming students: Yes
Incoming students are eligible to apply for one of several presidential scholarships. The application window for these scholarships is early January through late February of each academic year. Please watch for emails regarding the exact open and close dates and apply through MyBC Portal. 

The Presidential Scholarship is an annual award for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled or who will be enrolled in the upcoming fall semester in at least 7 credits at Bellin College in either nursing, diagnostic medical sonography or radiologic sciences. The award is not automatically renewed annually, so students must re-apply each year.

A FAFSA is recommended, but not required.

For more information, contact:
Development & Public Relations Office
development@bellincollege.edu
920-433-6654

Bellin College Donor Scholarships

Application timeframe: January and February
Open to incoming students: No (Exception January 15-month start)
These scholarships 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. All students who are currently enrolled at the time the application is submitted will be considered for awards in the following academic year. A limited number 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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Tim Wilmet Memorial Scholarship

Tim Wilmet, a Bellin MRI department employee, passed away on November 22, 2016. This scholarship has been established at the Bellin Health Foundation by his wife Jody, his daughter Lauren, and his son Christopher; along with family and friends. Its goal is to support educational scholarships for Bellin College Radiologic Sciences students.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled, full-time, in the Bellin College Radiologic Sciences program.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Preference will be given to applicants living with a chronic health condition. However, those who have experienced the struggles of a friend or family member who has lived with a chronic health condition will also be considered.

For more information and to apply
External Scholarships

Application timeframe: Throughout the year
Open to incoming students: Yes
External scholarships are those given out by outside organizations. These organizations could include health systems, community organizations, etc. External scholarships are posted to www.bellincollege.edu as we learn about them.

To navigate to the external scholarship page, choose “Admissions” from the home page, then choose “Financial Aid and Scholarships,” and then choose “External Scholarships” from the right-hand navigation.

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. 
  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.
External Scholarships


Grants

Federal Grants
 

 

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are awarded to qualifying undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s or professional degree.  Award amounts vary based upon annual federal appropriations, financial need, costs of education, enrollment status, and length of enrollment term.  FAFSA required.
 

 

FSEOG

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional need (generally defined as being eligible for a Federal Pell Grant).  Award amounts vary based upon the school’s total annual allocation, however, federal regulations allow for awards between $100 and $4000 per year.  FAFSA required.
Learn More about federal aid and scholarships
Wisconsin Grants
 

 

WI Grant

Administered by HEAB, the WG provides grants to eligible WI residents who attend private colleges or universities in WI.  Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time and awards are adjusted for less-than-full-time enrollment.  The maximum award is set annually by HEAB.   FAFSA required. 
 

 

WI TIP Grant

The WI Talent Incentive Grant Program is awarded to the most financially needy and educationally disadvantaged WI residents.  First-time freshmen are nominated by the financial aid office or by Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program counselors.  Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time.  FAFSA required.
 

WI Indian Student Assistance Grant

Recipients must be at least 25% Native American (as certified by a Tribal Agency) and be undergraduate or graduate students.   FAFSA and separate WI Indian Student Assistance Grant Application required.
 

WI Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant

The MRG is not available to first-year students.  Recipients are nominated by the financial aid office based upon HEAB guidelines and must be enrolled at least half-time.  Awards are need-based and range up to a maximum of $2500 depending upon the individual college’s approved spending level for MRG.  FAFSA required.
 

WI Academic Excellence Scholarship

AES awards are made to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average in each public and private high school in WI.  Awards are $2250 per year (funded one-half by HEAB and one-half by the college or university) and are renewable provided the recipient meets program requirements.  AES awards are not need-based therefore, a FAFSA is not required. 

Loans

Federal Loans

Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Parents of Undergraduate Students

Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate Students

(Please Note: all federal student loan borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN). Before borrowing your first loan, you must complete an entrance counseling session and upon graduation, you will be required to complete an exit counseling session. All sessions and MPN must be completed at www.studentloans.gov.)

  • Need-based
  • Undergraduate students
  • Interest free while enrolled
  • Must be enrolled at least half time
  • Fixed interest rate set each year by Congress
  • Repayment begins six months after graduation
  • FAFSA required
More about Federal Loans
Wisconsin Loan
  • Wisconsin Nursing Student Loan: This is a need-based low-interest loan program for WI residents enrolled at least half-time in a RN or LPN program.  Awards may range from $250 to $3000 per academic year.  Funding for this program is very limited with each eligible nursing college being able to award approximately $15,000 per academic year.  For each of the first two years the borrower works as a full-time nurse in the State of Wisconsin, up to 25% of the loan is forgiven; the balance of the loan must be repaid with an interest rate of 5%.   FAFSA required. 
More about Wisconsin Student Nursing Loan
Private Loans

These are education loans offered by individual lenders which allow a student (with or without a credit-worthy cosigner) to borrow loan funds in addition to the student’s federal student loans to help with expenses. Interest rates and terms vary by lender. A student may borrow up to the difference between his/her total cost of education (as determined by the financial aid office) and all other aid the student is expected to receive. Private loans are not need-based. For more information regarding private education loans, please refer to the Guide to Private Education Loans.

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