Applying for Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Grants

Applying for Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Grants

Read Bel-Rea's 2017-2018 Financial Aid Handbook

Handbook Contents: 

  • Types of financial aid - need-based and non-need based aid, loans and grants, Bel-Rea scholarships
  • Applying for financial aid - when to apply, how to apply, how your aid is awarded
  • What if your FAFSA is selected for verification?
  • What you will receive from the financial aid office and what to do next
  • Estimated cost of attendance
  • Disbursement of financial aid money
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Bel-Rea's accreditation and licensing agencies

Handbook Updates - There have been changes to the Origination fees and interest rates for Direct Student Loans and Direct PLUS Loans:

  • Interest rates for loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2017: Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Student Loans, 4.45%;  Parent PLUS Loan, 7.0%. 
  • Origination fees for loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2017:  Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Student Loans, 1.066%;  Parent PLUS Loan, 4.264%.

The FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid


  • Please speak with an Admissions Advisor before beginning the financial aid application process.

  • Please submit your 2017/2018 FAFSA as soon as possible - go to
  • IMPORTANT:  The IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the FAFSA is down, and will likely not be up until October at the earliest.  You will need to enter your tax information, and your parents’ tax information (if necessary), manually from your 2015 tax returns.

Do I have to provide my parent's information on the FAFSA?  Am I a DEPENDENT or INDEPENDENT student?

Who is "my parent" when I fill out the FAFSA?

Link to Loan & Budget Calculators

Check your Direct Student Loan balance

Forms and Links for Incoming Students

Link to PLUS Loan Application - click on parent borrowers when you go to the site

Student Information Form (PDF)

Course Plan/Tuition Payment Agreement - please return both pages! (PDF)

Loan Counseling For Current And Incoming Students

Link to Direct Student Loan Master Promissory Note

Link to Direct Student Loan Entrance Counseling


Forms To Complete Only If Directed To Do So By Your Financial Aid Advisor At Bel-Rea

Dependent Verification Worksheet 2015-2016 (PDF)

Dependent Verification Worksheet 2014-2015 (PDF)

Independent Verification Worksheet 2015-2016 (PDF)

Independent Verification Worksheet 2014-2015 (PDF)

Verification of Low Income 2015-2016 (PDF)

Verification of Low Income 2014-2015 (PDF)

Loan Counseling For Interns And Graduates

Link to Direct Student Loan Exit Counseling

Link to Direct Student Loan Repayment & Consolidation

Questions? Contact Us!

Financial Aid Office


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