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Grants & Scholarships

Grants and scholarships don’t have to be paid back and are a great way to help pay for college. They are usually awarded based on a number of different factors, including financial need and academic merit.

In addition to the ones listed below, you’ll want to research other sources of grants and scholarships.

How to Get Aid

Federal

The U.S. Department of Education offers a vast amount of money to BJU students pursuing undergraduate degrees. You apply for federal aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

You’ll want to apply for federal aid as soon as possible. The FAFSA opens on Oct. 1 every year, so you can begin it the year before you plan to enter college. Learn more about the FAFSA.

If you’re applying for federal aid, you should review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) for Federal Student Financial Aid: Undergraduates | Graduates.

Pell Grant

up to$5,920

based on financial need as determined by your FAFSA

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

$500

Exceptional financial need
Must also be eligible for Pell Grant

Amounts shown are based on full time enrollment (12 credits).

South Carolina

The following grants are available for qualifying South Carolina residents. You must submit an Affidavit of Eligibility each year for all South Carolina grants and scholarships. LIFE and HOPE scholarship applicants must also submit a Certification Form along with the affidavit.

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

up to$6,700

for freshman; based on academic merit

up to$7,500

for sophomores and above; based on academic merit

up to$10,000

for math and science students (sophomore and above); based on academic merit


Palmetto Fellows qualify for the BJU Fellows Scholarship. See BJU scholarships

South Carolina LIFE Scholarship

up to$5,000

based on academic merit

up to$7,500

for math and science students (sophomore and above); based on academic merit

South Carolina HOPE Scholarship

$2,800

for freshmen; based on academic merit

South Carolina Tuition Grant

up to$3,200

based primarily on financial need (requires a FAFSA)

Eligibility is based on full time enrollment of at least 12 credits. For continuing eligibility there are specific yearly credit requirements.

The above amounts are for 2016-17 and will be updated when new amounts are released.

BJU — 2017-18

As a new student, you are automatically considered once you finish the application process.

There are maximum caps for BJU aid based on various factors. Contact Financial Aid for details.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

up to$10,000

ACT: 31+

$5,500

ACT: 27+

$4,500

ACT: 24+

Legacy Scholarship

$500

per alumni parent

Ministry Scholarship

$2,000

Residence hall student with parent in full-time ministry

Fellows Scholarship (South Carolina Students)

For South Carolina students who qualify for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program from the stateCombining your entire aid packageQualifying students pay $0 in tuition.

Students are responsible for books, fees and room and board (if applicable).


Need-Based Scholarships

Amounts based on financial need (requires a FAFSA)

School of Religion Scholarship

up to$10,000

Residence hall student in a religion program

up to$5,000

Day student in a religion program

Founder’s Grant and Financial Assistance Scholarship

up to$7,000

Residence hall student in a non-religion program

up to$3,500

Day student in a non-religion program

Above figures are per year. Not available for summer terms. All awards require enrollment in a minimum of 12 credits per semester of attendance. Available for up to 8 semesters. Some institutional awards are funded by BJU Scholarship Fund. Eligibility for BJUSF funding is automatically reviewed with submission of a FAFSA.

If you have any questions, email the Financial Aid Office.