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more affordable.

Earning your degree can be challenging —
but paying for it doesn’t have to be.

2024-2025 FAFSA Filing Updates

If you filed the FAFSA this year, you may have noticed the form has changed. If you haven’t, you still have time to file. The new 2024-2025 form expands eligibility for federal student aid including Pell Grants and was designed to give you a streamlined user experience. However, students and colleges are reporting delays in accessing info and in processing aid packages. Stay up-to-date by going to and by following FAFSA on their social channels.

With so many ways to help pay for your degree, it can be overwhelming for both new and seasoned students alike. That’s why we offer financial aid options for all kinds of circumstances as well as personalized, one-on-one support to help guide you through the process of looking for, applying for, and receiving financial aid.

Already a Bellevue University student? Access your financial aid information using your BRUIN Student Portal.

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The total cost for earning your degree depends on the number of credits you need to take. You can lower this cost by transferring credits you’ve already earned at other colleges or universities, and by applying for financial aid, scholarships, and grants.

We’ve compiled the following information to help you get started.

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Student Loan Forgiveness

You may have heard about the White House announcement stating that borrowers may be eligible for student loan forgiveness. Specifically, individuals who took out loans but did not receive a Pell Grant may qualify for up to $10,000 in student loan forgiveness. Pell Grant recipients with loans may be eligible to receive up to $20,000 in student loan forgiveness.

For more information and to see if you qualify, please visit the official federal student loan page.

In addition, if you work in certain non-profit or government roles, you may qualify for student loan forgiveness after 10 years of payments. For more information about eligibility and requirements, visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program page.

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Are you interested in going to school but feeling overwhelmed about how to pay for college? While financing higher education may seem daunting, there are multiple ways to make it more affordable. Discover practical strategies that can help you navigate the cost and how to pay for college.

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How to apply for financial aid.

Now that you know your options, it’s time to apply.

Bellevue University helps make paying for school affordable and stress-free. By applying for federal student aid, Bellevue scholarships, grants and loans, you can get the financial help you need to pursue your degree Get started with the FAFSA, apply for Bellevue University Scholarships and other grants/loans, then track your progress through BRUIN Connect. Benefit from more affordable tuition with a degree from Bellevue University - invest in yourself and your future! This short video will walk you through these steps.

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Step 1

Apply to Bellevue University, then complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Bellevue University FAFSA school code is 002538

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Step 2

Apply for Bellevue University scholarships though our scholarships application and apply for outside scholarships and grants separately.

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Step 3

Make sure you have completed all the required documents for your financial aid application through your BRUIN Student Portal.

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Want a detailed checklist to help you stay on track? Navigate the financial aid process with these 10 Easy Steps.

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Check Your Application Status
Once you’ve completed and submitted your application, you can check the status of your FAFSA using the financial aid portal in your BRUIN Student Portal.

Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid

You can estimate the cost of your degree using our Net Price Calculator.

  • Submit and resolve outstanding documents within 7 days
  • Submit your updated FAFSA beginning October 1st
  • Submit syllabus acknowledgment during your first week of class

The amount of financial aid you qualify for is determined by assessing what you may be able to pay toward your education as well as any other financial resources available to you. The Bellevue University financial aid team receives this information from your FAFSA. Based on your estimated costs to attend per term, you may also be able to borrow additional funds to cover your living and other educational costs. This information is displayed in your financial aid portal.

Financial aid funds, including grants, loans, and scholarships, will be distributed (or "disbursed") 14 days after the start of the term as long as you meet the qualifications. Learn more about receiving your financial aid using our Disbursement of Financial Aid page.

Sometimes you may find it necessary to withdraw/drop from a course before the end of a term. If you drop a class or totally withdraw you may cease to be eligible for financial aid or for a refund. A portion of your financial aid may need to be recovered and refunded to the appropriate program. You can learn more here.

You can access a multitude of forms relating to financial aid using our Financial Aid Forms page.

1098-T is an information form filed with the IRS. It is an annual statement that the federal government requires colleges and universities to issue to applicable students. Your 1098-T will disclose the total dollar amount paid by you, the student, for qualified tuition and related expenses in a single tax year. You can read more 1098-T information here.

You must adhere to a code of conduct as well as demonstrate satisfactory academic progress to receive financial aid. If you are using federal loans, you may need to sign a Master Promissory Note and complete Direct Loan Entrance counseling before receiving your loan.

Individuals who earn less than $125,000 a year, or less than $250,000 a year for couples, may be eligible to have their student loans canceled for up to $10,000 for those who did not receive a Pell Grant and $20,000 for those who did receive a Pell Grant.

Undergraduate loans, graduate loans, and Parent PLUS loans managed by the Department of Education are all eligible for loan forgiveness. Individuals who qualify must submit an application through the Federal Student Aid website. Once an application is submitted, it should take 4-6 weeks for your debt to be cancelled.

For more information, please visit the official federal student loan page.

In addition, if you work in certain non-profit or government jobs, such as a teacher, firefighter, or military personnel, you may qualify to have your loans completely forgiven after 10 years of payments through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. For more information about eligibility and requirements, visit the PSLF page.

More questions? Contact Us.

For questions about financial aid, billing, or payment, contact us by emailing, or by calling 1-800-756-7920 or 1-402-293-2000.

You can also visit our OneStop Welcome Center on campus Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.