“How do I pay
By Boise Bible College Financial Aid Department
Presented here are the common
ways students pay for college.
There are numerous other ways
students pay for college.
Each college or university has ”institutional”
scholarships or grants. In other words, these
scholarships are meant to be awarded by the
college or university.
These scholarships or grants can range from
merit-based, need-based, and other specific
In the 2018-2019 school year about $355,010 in
BBC specific scholarships were given to
These scholarships or grants are available
through organizations outside of the college or
university. Students can search for these in
various places and apply to as many as possible.
In the 2018-2019 year about $127,069 was given
to students at Boise Bible College from
organizations, churches, and other generous
Common places to look:
• Civic Organizations
• Community Groups
• Online Search Engines:
• U.S. Department of Labor
• College Board
• Fast Web
It is always a good idea to save up for cost that
will be valuable to you later.
College is one of the greatest investments you
can make, so it is best to save up money before
you start to attend college.
“Every worthwhile accomplishment has a
price tag attached to it. The question is
whether or not you are willing to pay the
price to attain it – in hard work, sacrifice,
patience, faith and endurance.”
John C. Maxwell
Working part-time either on-campus or off-
campus while attending school is a great way to
offset some of the cost of a college education.
Be sure to ask the college or university you
attend about on-campus employment.
Don’t assume you have to pay for the entire
semester upfront. Many colleges have a slight
fee attached to payment plans, but talk to the
Business Office of your college for details.
Generally, payments are made in 4-month
Federal Pell Grants are usually awarded only to
undergraduate students who display financial
need and have not earned a bachelor’s or
The award amount can change yearly. The
maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $6,195 for
the 2019-2020 award year (July 1, 2019 to June
You must file a Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible. The amount
you may receive depends on your FAFSA
information, how many credits you take, if you
plan to attend school for a full academic year,
and other factors.
The Pell Grant does not need to paid back.
The Supplemental Opportunity Education Grant
(SEOG). This grant may also be available for Pell-
eligible students with the greatest financial need
(lowest Expected Family Contribution as
calculated on the FAFSA).
The SEOG does not need to paid back.
Unlike grants and scholarships, loans are
borrowed funds that MUST be repaid with
interest. Several types of loans may be available
to both students and their parents.
We recommend that students be wise and
carefully consider loans and the amount to be
repaid after much research and prayer. Eligible
• Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized
• Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan.
After you graduate, or leave school, you will have
a six-month grace period before you are required
to begin repayment. During this period, you’ll
receive repayment information from your loan
servicer, and you’ll be notified of your first
payment due date. Payments are usually due
Boise Bible College is pleased to work with
Ardeo Education Solutions to provide you with
this benefit, as we reiterate our lifelong
commitment to your successful future. Learn
more at Boise Bible College.
How the BBC Pledge works:
• You pay nothing! Boise Bible College pays for
the student to be in the program.
• You must graduate from Boise Bible College
with a 4-year degree.
• You must be employed after graduation with
an average of 30 hours per week.
• Graduates with incomes below $20,000, will
be eligible for 100% reimbursement
• Proportional assistance is proved
for incomes between $38,000 and
This is not offered at all colleges and universities,
so be sure to ask if it’s available at the college
Learn more about Boise Bible College at
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