Aid for Traditional Undergraduate Students

Each year, Bethel University awards needy students more than $9,000,000 of institutional funds in the form of scholarships and grants. 
While the financial responsibility for a college education rests primarily with the student and parents, Bethel University is committed to helping students find the financial resources to assist in paying their college bill.
All students seeking assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine qualification for federal or state assistance programs for federal or state assistance programs, as well as additional grants that are need-based. You can complete the FAFSA online by visiting after Oct. 1 each year, prior to the fall semester you plan to attend.


All federal, state and institutional grants and scholarships will post to your student account at the start of each semester, once all requirements have been met. Some grants or scholarships may have minimum enrollment or housing requirements; endowed scholarships often require a thank-you note from the recipient to be sent to the donor. Some federal programs require additional steps to be completed prior to funds being released, such as the direct loan and TEACH grant.