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.
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.
Amounts shown are for the 2022–23 academic year and have been confirmed by the Federal Department of Education.
Amounts shown are based on full time enrollment (12 credits).
South Carolina Aid
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.
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 Aid — 2023-24
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
BJU’s Institutional Aid Policies
Bob Jones University desires to make its college education affordable. One way it seeks to accomplish that goal is through the use of institutional grants and scholarships. In order to be a good steward of the resources it has been given and to try and help as many students as possible, BJU will adhere to the following policies when awarding institutional aid.
General Scholarship Rule (GSR)
All BJU institutional aid when combined with all federal and/or state grants or scholarships cannot exceed a student’s direct costs (costs of tuition plus fees for day student; costs of tuition, fees, and room and board for residence student). If total grants and scholarships exceed direct costs, then BJU will reduce its institutional grants and scholarships beginning with need-based accordingly. Thus, in some cases, a student may not be eligible for the full amount of his/her institutional grants or scholarships.
If a student qualifies for a federal or state grant or scholarship after BJU aid has been awarded and the additional aid exceeds his or her direct costs, then institutional aid will be adjusted accordingly.
Aid is automatically renewed up to 4 years/8 semesters, if student meets all eligibility requirements. BJU aid does not apply to online only enrollment. All undergraduate awards require enrollment in a minimum of 12 credits per semester of attendance on campus unless a student is in his or her last semester of their degree program.
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.
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.