Financial Aid

Important Dates

Deadlines

Interested students may begin to apply for financial aid as early as January 1st annually. If you plan to file a tax return, we recommend that you complete it before completing the FAFSA application. In order for your financial aid process to run smoothly, prior to enrolling at Bennett College, it is imperative that you adhere to the timeline. The deadlines below are strictly enforced as there are some programs that are based on funding availability, e.g., SEOG, Perkins, Work Study, State Programs, etc.

If you are interested in receiving the maximum possible award, please complete your FAFSA and submit all of the requested documents by the priority deadline of March 15 each year. Effective during the 2012-2013 Academic Year, colleges are required to obtain tax transcripts for students who are selected for verification and/or parents of students who are selected. Transcripts can be ordered by calling IRS (Internal Revenue Services) at 1-800-908-9946. Traditional 1040 tax forms are no longer excepted unless there are extenuating circumstances as defined by the Department of Education.

Deadlines Dates
Priority Deadline March 15
Fall July 15
Spring December 1

Completion of the Financial Aid Process

IMPORTANT – Students who meet all basic student eligibility requirements will have their eligibility for aid determined once Bennett College has received their valid electronic SAR, and, if selected, all requested Verification documentation.

Students have completed the financial aid application process once they accept the aid offered. Students have two weeks from the award notification date to accept or decline the aid offered. Financial aid can be accepted via a signed copy of the award offer letter or electronic acceptance through the Net Partner section of the online Belle Net system. Please note that the Student Accounts Office will only count accepted aid against the charges to finalize billing statements.

In addition, students must make sure they have successfully completed the Direct Loan/TEACH grant Promissory Note and Federal loan/TEACH entrance counseling if either the TEACH grant or loans are included in the award. Promissory Notes and Entrance Counseling can be completed at www.studentloans.gov.