2024-2025 FAFSA Processing Notice

The timeline for processing the 2024-2025 FAFSA applications has been affected by all of the changes brought on by FAFSA Simplification.  The Department of Education delayed the timeline for providing colleges and universities across the country with processed FAFSA information for students.  因此,我们修订了2024-2025年FAFSA申请人的估计时间表:

  • March-April:  BSU will begin receiving FAFSA data for student applicants.
  • Late May:  BSU will notify students regarding additional information requests to complete the financial aid application.  Freshman applications that are complete will begin to receive preliminary financial aid offers.
  • July:  2024年秋季账单和官方财政援助将在esservices上提供.  学生将能够最终确定奖项,申请学生贷款等.

我们要强调的是,虽然接收信息的时间已经改变, 由此产生的援助资格不应因这些延误而改变.

Apply for Financial Aid

成功地接受经济援助需要完成一些步骤. 下面,我们为即将入学的学生展示了典型的路径. If you encounter any problems, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)将于10月1日开始. To be considered for all Federal and State aid programs, complete this application as soon as possible.

BSU Federal School Code: 002336

 

FAQ's

You must be admitted as a degree-seeking student before your financial aid application can be processed. 入学申请可以在网上或通过BSU招生办公室完成. Submit your final high school transcript, as well as official academic transcripts from all other colleges that you have previously attended, to the BSU Admissions Office. Our admission application is free year-round.

Submit your application for admission to Bemidji State!

要申请联邦和州财政援助,你需要填写 FAFSA. Completing the FAFSA is free, easy to complete and gives you access to the largest sources of financial aid to pay for college.

Be sure to include the Bemidji State University School Code of 002336 so we get your information.

Not sure where to start?  View these helpful videos.


How do I apply?

The online FAFSA can be found here. 您将需要使用您的FSA ID登录(如果这是您的第一次,请创建一个新ID)。. 这可以用来登录许多不同的教育部网站, so make sure to remember this ID and password.

Transfer students: If you have already filed your FAFSA for another school, remember to add BSU’s school code 002336 to your FAFSA and ask the school you are transferring from to cancel any pending financial aid.


When should I submit my FAFSA?

经济援助资金是有限的,所以越早提交FAFSA越好!

REMEMBER为了获得经济援助,你必须每年完成FAFSA. FAFSA每年10月1日开始,为即将到来的学年提供服务.

Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 – Complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA

Summer 2024 begins on May 13 and ends July 26. 所有BSU暑期课程加起来只被认为是一个学期的经济援助, registration and billing purposes. Books charging at the on-campus bookstore will begin approximately 1 month prior to the start of summer and end on May 17, 2024. Summer financial aid offers will be processed beginning late March and summer disbursement will begin on May 24.


How to Apply for Summer Aid

  1. 在提交BSU夏季财政援助申请之前注册所有夏季课程.
  2. Have submitted a 2023-2024 FAFSA and any other required documents.
  3. Complete the Summer 2024 Financial Aid Application
  4. 春季学期结束后,满足财政援助要求.

 

If Your Summer Plans Change

Your Summer financial aid offer is based on the total credits that you are registered for as stated on your summer application. 你的经济援助预算将基于你注册课程的周数. Your housing, transportation and personal expense budgets will be prorated for the length of time you are enrolled in classes.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office immediately if you do not end up taking the credits you indicated on the Summer FA Application. You may lose or have to repay your financial aid.

这将包括在课程开始日期之前退课, withdrawal from any or all classes, canceled classes or any other enrollment change.

Summer Pell Grant

Summer Federal Pell Grant may be available to undergraduate students who have not yet met their program limit. The award will depend on your enrollment for the Fall and Spring terms and how many credits you are enrolled in during the Summer.

You may be eligible for Summer Pell Grant in one of two ways.

  1. You are regularly eligible for a Pell Grant and were enrolled full-time in both the Fall and Spring semesters. To receive the Summer Pell Grant, 你必须在夏季学期至少修满6个学分(注册时间为半天).
  2. You are regularly eligible for a Pell Grant and you were not enrolled full-time in the Fall or Spring semesters. 为了获得夏季佩尔奖学金,你可以在夏季学期修任意数量的学分.

Summer Employment

一些院系在暑假雇佣学生全职工作. These positions can be rewarding and help build experience along with providing funds for your educational expenses. 所有学生都是在夏季通过常规工资基金聘用的. Students must either be enrolled in at least 6 credits during the Summer or enrolled for the Fall semester to be employed on campus during the summer.

The Financial Aid Office will send an email to your BSU student email account notifying you when your financial aid offer is available to view or print from your e-Services account. 这是非常重要的,你激活你的学生电子邮件帐户,并定期检查. Students have the ability to track the progress of their financial aid application and view their financial aid offer online. To access your financial aid information, log into the e-Services site.

  • Log into MyBSU and select e-Services.
  • Select Financial Aid from the menu on the left.
  • The award year will be displayed. You can change the semester if necessary.

您可以查看您的经济援助状态和经济援助通知(奖励通知), as well as your bill. 我们鼓励您打印它们并保留副本以备记录.


Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer

一旦你收到一封电子邮件通知,查看你的经济援助报价,登录你的 e-Services account. Select Financial Aid from the menu on the left; choose the appropriate semester; then click on Award Notification.

The “BSU Guide to Financial Aid 2024-2025会给你额外的信息,让你更好地了解你的奖项, types of aid and other general questions.

If your enrollment plans have changed, 请联系财政援助办公室重新处理您的申请.


Cost of Attendance (COA)

The COA is not intended to represent a student’s actual room, board, transportation or other personal expenses. The allowable portion for educational-related expenses is the same for all students to assure that all are treated equally and fairly in the processing and awarding of Federal and State financial aid. Expenses in excess of the standard COA amounts will need to be financed with non-educational funds such as savings, earnings from off-campus employment, or a personal loan from a family member or private lender.

COA:  (Estimated 2024-2025 Undergraduate)

Tuition* $ 4,497
Fees** $ 602
Books and supplies $ 445
Room and board*** $ 5,608
Miscellaneous personal expenses $ 1,500
Total Semester COA
$ 12,652
Total Annual COA
$ 25,304

*2024-2025 tuition rates are based on actual 2023-2024 costs and will not adjust for the 2024-2025 award year.

**2024-2025年的费用比2023-2024年的费用增加3%.

***住房和食品费用反映了2024-2025年预计的价格上涨. The rate will be finalized in July 2024. These costs are included in the student’s cost of attendance, 当他们住在BSU校园或住在校外(不与父母住在一起).

助学金和奖学金是赠与资助,不需要偿还. Please see the comprehensive list of grant programs and their descriptions on our website. If your financial aid offer contains grants please be aware that your exact credits determine your eligibility for certain programs.

如果您计划更改您的注册,请与我们的办公室联系. 如果你在学期的前30天内退了一门或几门课, 你的佩尔助学金将减少到新的入学水平. 如果你的经济援助包括勤工俭学,你可以在网站上搜索职位空缺 student employment webpage. 部门会列出工作职责和新葡京博彩官网的简要说明.

有关接受和申请联邦贷款资金的更多信息,请参见 Loans.

If you are receiving additional private scholarships, third-party agency payments, or waivers, 请在“电子服务”中提示“报告其他援助”时填写此信息. An email will be sent to you if revised awards have resulted in a change to your eligibility for federal or state financial aid.

All fully approved funds (excluding Work Study) will first be credited to your BSU student account on approximately the 10th class day of each semester. You will want to set up a direct deposit so

  1. we know where to send your aid and
  2. you get your aid in a timely manner.

You can set up your direct deposit by

  1. Logging into e-Services and selecting “Student Employment” from the menu on the left.
  2. Select “Direct Deposit Setup.”
  3. Enter your bank information.

Voilà. #Done.

Your money is a huge part of your life. It can determine what you can do and where you can go. Learning how to manage your money the right way is an important step toward taking control of your life. Making wise money management decisions while in school will help prevent the need to live like a college student after graduation. Always remember the difference between “needs” and “wants”. 尽可能多地工作和储蓄,将学生贷款降至最低. 需要信用卡的学生应该申请一张没有年费的信用卡, a balance limit of $500 or less, 只在紧急情况下使用,每个月支付全部余额.

Budgeting

Borrowing

虽然学生贷款可能是你教育资金的一部分, consider two things before you borrow:

  1. how much you need to cover your educational costs, and
  2. 你离开学校后每月要还多少贷款.

在申请贷款之前,确定你实际需要借多少钱.

在你的奖励通知上列出的任何贷款都只是你的一个指标 eligible to borrow and not what you are required to borrow. It indicates the maximum allowable amount that you can borrow from federal student loans; you can always borrow less. Remember, 你可以在整个学年的任何时间借,并要求额外的贷款, if needed, at a later date. Some helpful hints for borrowing money:

  • Only borrow what you need.
  • Keep a record of all your loans.
  • 如果你在上学期间借了一笔有利息的贷款, make interest payments (if possible).
  • Start making payments on your loan as soon as you can; even during school (if possible).
  • 如果您的联系信息有任何变化,请通知您的贷款服务机构.
  • If you are unable to make your monthly payment, contact your loan servicer immediately for assistance.
  • 在支付你的教育费用时,主要目标应该是把你的债务降到最低.

你可以在网上查看你的联邦直接学生贷款记录 studentaid.gov.

Students need to opt in to receive text messages from BSU departments regarding dates and deadlines as it pertains to registration, financial aid and billing.

To begin – Take out your cell phone, go to 2.karligida.com, log into your e-Services and follow these steps:

  1. Click on ‘Account Management.’

  2. Click on ‘Turn Text Messaging On or Off.’

  3. Click ‘Read & Accept.’

  4. Read the Terms and Conditions then click ‘Accept.’

  5. 点击Bemidji State University,然后点击“保存学校信息”.’

  6. Make any necessary corrections to your cell phone number. Pick your ‘Service Provider’ and click ‘Save Cell Info.’

  7. Your cell phone will receive a text message with a PIN.

  8. 在PIN框中输入您收到的PIN,然后单击Save.

  9. 您现在可以接收来自BSU部门的短信. You can opt-out of receiving text messages by following steps 1 and 2 and turning the text messaging off.

如果你的手机套餐只覆盖一定数量的短信, your cell phone service provider may charge you for any text messages from BSU if you are beyond your allotment for the month. Receiving text messages from BSU should not cost you anything if you have unlimited texting on your cell phone plan.