Federal Aid

Bethany College uses the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to establish a student’s eligibility for need-based assistance. Information about a family’s income and assets is used to determine how much the family can reasonably contribute to the cost of a student’s education. Family size, age of parents and other variables are taken into consideration.

Students who, on the basis of the FAFSA analysis, need assistance to close the gap between their family’s resources and the cost of attending Bethany will be awarded need-based aid. Eligibility for such aid is determined annually and may fluctuate from year to year, due to changing family circumstances.

When applying for federal financial aid, follow these steps:

  • Obtain your FSA ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov (You and your parent need to have an FSA ID. Each one should be created with a unique email address.) If you need more information on how to create an FSA ID, CLICK HERE.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at studentaid.ed.gov.
  •  Submit the FAFSA online or by mail.

Priority deadline for Bethany College Scholarships and Awards is March 1st

Federal Pell Grant are funded by the federal government and awarded to students with high financial need.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are funded by the federal government and awarded by Bethany to students demonstrating an exceptionally high financial need. Recipients must be Pell eligible.

Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans for more information, please click here.

Federal Direct PLUS (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students) Loan for more information, please click here.

Drug Convictions and Federal Aid: Students who are convicted of any offense, during a period of enrollment for which they received Title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA) Federal Student Aid (whether grants, loans or work-study), under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs may lose their eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484 (r)(1); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1)).

Kansas Student Aid

The State of Kansas offers numerous scholarships and grants to students who are Kansas residents. For more information or to apply, go the Kansas Board of Regents Web site.

African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic, or Asian/Pacific Islander students who are Kansas residents and academically competitive may be eligible for the Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship. Application deadline is May 1.

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Office of Financial Aid

Office Presser Hall, Suite 122 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8248 or 8344 Work Fax: (785) 227-8993
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