Bethany College Eases Financial Burden for Prospective Students Waiting on FAFSA Updates

Bethany College has announced a proactive initiative to alleviate financial uncertainty for prospective students who are currently experiencing issues related to the nationwide update of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The delay in FAFSA updates has left many in limbo, unable to determine their eligibility for federal aid. Recognizing the stress this situation brings, Bethany College is taking measures to support these students, ensuring they can confidently plan their academic future without financial worries.
The College is proud to guarantee $25,000 in gift aid for all first-time Fall 2024 residential students who have not received an estimated financial aid package from Bethany College. Gift aid is money you don’t have to pay back from Bethany, federal and state funds. This covers a substantial 67 percent of tuition, fees, and books. Additionally, if you are a full Pell grant recipient, your gift aid may increase to as much as $39,000 annually depending on additional federal and state grant eligibility.
When funding through the Direct Student Loan Programs, Direct Parent PLUS Loan Program, Federal Work Study, Self-Help Aid (Savings, Summer Earnings, etc.), and outside aid is taken into consideration, Bethany College can provide both in and out-of-state students with a total financial aid package that meets 100% of your need.
The Bethany
Affordability Pledge
We will meet 100% of your demonstrated need through a combination of federal, state, and institutional aid.
Unless your need changes, your financial aid is guaranteed for each of your four years of enrollment. We enroll graduates, not first-time students.
Our professionals are available to work with you, to discuss the best strategies to meet your family’s financial circumstances.
“We understand the financial strain that students and families may be experiencing due to the delayed FAFSA updates,” says Dana Bearer, vice president for enrollment management at Bethany College. “Our priority is to ensure that every student has access to quality education without financial barriers. By offering this guaranteed gift aid, we aim to provide peace of mind and enable students to focus on their academic journey.”
To take advantage of this offer, prospective students are encouraged to complete the admission application process and submit a $200 tuition deposit to take advantage of this package. Upon acceptance to Bethany College, students can expect to receive a comprehensive financial aid package, including the guaranteed gift aid. This initiative underscores Bethany College’s commitment to meeting 100% of each student’s demonstrated financial need and supporting students in achieving their academic goals.