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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

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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: Undergraduate | Graduate.

Pell Grant

up to$6,895

based on financial need as determined by your FAFSA

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)


Exceptional financial need
Must also be eligible for Pell Grant

Amounts shown are for the 2022–22 academic year and have been confirmed by the Federal Department of Education.

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


for freshmen; based on academic merit

South Carolina Tuition Grant

up to$4,500

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 amount is for 2022–23 and will be updated when the new amount is released.

BJU — 2022-23

As a new undergraduate student, you are automatically considered for the following BJU aid once you finish the admission application process.

BJU Financial Aid Terms and Conditions

Academic Excellence Scholarship

up to$10,000

ACT: 32+ / SAT: 1450+ / CLT: 97+


ACT: 29+ / SAT: 1350+ / CLT: 89+


ACT: 24+ / SAT: 1160+ / CLT: 76+

Scores must be received before July 1.
Current students must maintain a 3.0.

Legacy Scholarship


2 parents – BJU grads


1 parent – BJU grad

Ministry Scholarship

up to$2,000

Parent employed full-time in a Christian ministry

BJU 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

To be considered for need-based funds, a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required. Awards are based on financial need.
Maximum amounts shown include all awarded BJU aid.

School of Religion Scholarship

up to$13,000

Studying a religion program
based on need (FAFSA)

Founder’s Grant or Financial Assistance Scholarship

up to$10,000

Studying a non-religion program
based on need (FAFSA)

Above figures are per academic year. Fall and spring terms only. All awards require enrollment in a minimum of 12 credits per semester of attendance on campus.

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