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The Financial Aid Office assists students in securing adequate funding for their educational related college expenses from a variety of sources.

Applying for financial aid is a complex process that takes time, patience and follow-through. Following the necessary steps and checking your CampusConnection periodically should ease the burden of applying for and receiving financial aid.

Students who wish to be considered for Federal Financial Aid programs need to complete an Admissions application and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

BSC, in compliance with federal regulations, established policies and procedures to ensure that students who receive financial aid are making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, diploma, or certificate. Students who fail to meet these standards of satisfactory progress will not be eligible to receive federal financial assistance until eligibility has been re-established.

Financial Aid FAQ has some common questions and answers available to help you fill out your financial aid form.

Scholarships are available to students to help defray educational expenses. Please review this section for a variety of scholarship opportunities.

BSC Foundation Scholarships
The BSC Foundation is committed to the encouragement and support of academic excellence. This is possible through the generous support from community and business friends as well as staff, faculty and alumni. Through the support of many generous benefactors, the BSC Foundation is able to budget more than $350,000 in scholarship awards to over 350 students. Scholarships are available to both incoming freshmen and sophomores. Scholarship awards generally range from $500 to $2,000 annually. Awards are usually divided equally between each semester. Receiving other scholarships will not disqualify applicants from receiving BSC Foundation Scholarships.

Many different types of scholarships are available from the BSC Foundation. The BSC Foundation offers academic, journalism, visual arts, performing arts including band, chorus, theater, technical theater and technical scholarships. Part-time scholarships are also available.

Other Scholarships
There are many opportunities for scholarships through various 3rd party entities.

The Federal Work Study (FWS) program is a need based program that provides flexible part-time employment to students to help with college expenses. A student's eligibility for FWS is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Positions and responsibilities vary and may be on-campus, off-campus, major related, or community service based. Students earn an hourly wage that is typically above, but at least, minimum wage and normally work between 5 and 15 hours per week.

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