Student Financial Services Timely News

Financial Aid


Make sure to complete your FAFSA if you want to receive financial aid for the upcoming summer, fall and/or spring semesters. Apply at www.fafsa.gov. If you will be attending summer 2014, make sure to complete the summer fina...

Congress has agreed and President Obama has signed the Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 which will calculate interest rates based on the T-bill.   Beginning July 1, 2013 (they will retroactively go back) the new int...

Congratulations on beginning a new semester, hopefully it has started successfully for you. 

Here are several links where you can find resources for funding your university education (remember all may have deadlines so best to review, some scholarship deadlines are January 31):

Change for 2012-13 Financial Aid Awards Letters – Award Letters will be electronic! Make sure to check your BHSU email account for the email stating your award letter is ready to view. Where will you view your award l...

There are donors who send BHSU their scholarship information and we post it on our website, www.bhsu.edu/scholarships, Outside Scholarship tab.  These are updated as we receive them so please visit the site frequent...

Just a reminder, as you drop and add classes, your financial aid can change based on your credit hours (your financial aid award letter is based on full-time charges).  Please make sure you continue to review Web Advisor to make sure there is not a change to your bill. 

Expecting a financial aid refund check? 

Financial Aid was applied to student's bills this last weekend if registration and all paperwork was complete.

There has been a lot of discussion in the national media about cuts in the PELL grant. At this point, the PELL grant remains in place and the amount has not been reduced.

Awarding of financial aid will begin this week with summer aid as a priority. 

Congress has been dealing with many issues in Washington of which I am sure you have been aware. Balancing the budget has federal student aid taking possible cuts. Yesterday we learned the Pell Grant for the 11-12 year will stay at the level of last year, however, the Year-Round Pell will be eliminated. We do not know how the other programs may be affected at this time.