Our financial aid programs are generated from the basic premise that college costs are primarily a family responsibility, but our merit-based and need-based assistance in partnership with the family can assist with expenses.
These are limited descriptions of scholarships and financial aid available to Jackson, MS traditional undergraduate students. Most require full-time enrollment.
The Academic Scholarship is the foundation of every financial aid package. Any additional aid will be considered after you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
|Merit Based Scholarships|
|Academic Scholarship||$4,000-$12,000 and is based on high school or college academic performance and determined upon application to the college. Awards are renewable each year with a 2.0 cumulative GPA.|
|Arts Scholarship||Amount varies and is based on audition and/or portfolio review, acceptance to the program, and need determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).|
|Athletic Scholarship||Contact the coach of the sport in which you are interested or the athletic advocate.|
|Ridgway-Davis Scholarship||$1,000 per year and is based on academic achievement and major in Biology, Chemistry or Math.|
|Need-based Grant||Given to students who have demonstrated need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)|
|Church Matching Grant||There is no limit to what your church can choose to contribute to your education. We will match up to $500 per year of what your church contributes. Download the church match application.|
|Presbyterian Scholarship Program||The Presbyterian Scholarship Program (PSP) at Belhaven will add $1000 per year to the scholarship package of any graduating high school senior who is a member of a Presbyterian Church that supports the University at $1000 or more annually. That's a $4000 scholarship over four years which will be added to the student's total award from Belhaven! The student must be a full-time traditional student.|
There are a limited number of other Belhaven grants awarded to students based on need. Applying for financial aid automatically considers students for these grants.
|Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant||$500 per year for freshman and sophomore year; $1,000 per year for junior and senior year. Based on state residency and academic achievement. Apply at www.mississippi.edu|
|Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant||$2,500 per year and is based on state residency and academic achievement. Apply at www.mississippi.edu.|
|Others||There are many other scholarships and loan program (eg. Critical Needs Teacher Loan/Scholarship, William Winter Teacher Loan/Scholarship, Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students, etc). Amounts Vary. See requirements and apply at www.mississippi.edu.|
|*Each state may or may not have scholarships and grants programs. Some states allow this money to follow a student out of state. Students are advised to check with the state in which they live for more information.|
|Pell||Up to $5,550 per year based on need.|
|SEOG||Around $1,000 per year based on need and availability|
|Teach Grant /Loan||Up to $4,000 per year based on major and an agreement to serve as a teacher in low income schools and high need fields; not need based but must file FAFSA. Students must meet Belhaven requirements.|
|Federal Wm. D. Ford Direct Student Loans||Ranges between $5,500-$7,500 per year and depends on student classification. Submission of the FAFSA is required and can be need or non-need based.|
|Federal Perkins Loan||Up to $5,500 for each year. Based on need and availability. FAFSA is required.|
|Federal Plus Loan||Up to the cost of education. Not based on need; credit worthy parents of dependent students. FAFSA is required.|
|Federal Workstudy||About $2,000 per year based on need and availability. FAFSA is required.|