Other Financial Aid Programs

The College participates in all major federal and state financial aid programs. Descriptions of the various programs, including eligibility requirements, application procedures, and possible award amounts are summarized below. Award amounts and eligibility requirements are subject to change by state and federal legislation.

Contact the Financial Aid Office at Bucks to secure application forms. If possible, pick up the forms in person. For those unable to come to campus, the forms can be mailed. However, mailing will delay the application process at least two weeks. The FAFSA can be completed on-line at www.fafsa.gov.

PHEAA Grants

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grants

Source

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Who is Eligible to Apply

Students enrolled on at least a half-time basis (at least 6 credits) enrolled in majors leading to the A.A. Degree.

NOTE: One-year Certificate Programs are ineligible according to State Regulations.

Award Amounts

Yearly grants are based upon a percentage of tuition

How Eligibility is Determined

Awards are determined by a State formula based on financial need.

How to Apply

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/Renewal FAFSA and the PHEAA State Grant Application is available on the Web at www.pheaa.org.

Federal Direct Loan Program (both subsidized and unsubsidized)

Source

Federal Government

Who is Eligible to Apply

Students intending to enroll on at least a half-time basis (six credit hours).

Award Amounts

Maximum amounts for dependent students:

Academic grade level 1: $5,500 per academic yr.
Academic grade level 2: $6,500 per academic yr.

Maximum amounts for independent students:

Academic grade level 1: $9,500 per academic yr.
Academic grade level 2: $10,500 per academic yr.

How Eligibility is Determined

Eligibility is determined by the school, based upon certification information provided by Bucks. Eligibility is based upon cost of education, expected family contribution, and other financial resources received by the student.

How to Apply

  1. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/Renewal FAFSA
  2. Loan Application or Master Promissory Notes may be completed at www.Studentloans.gov
  3. Entrance Counseling session must be completed at www.Studentloans.gov
  4. A Loan Request Form is available from the Financial Aid Office, on the web under Additional Financial Aid Forms
  5. PLUS Loan Credit Applications can be completed at www.Studentloans.gov

Federal PLUS Loan

Source

Federal Government

Who is Eligible to Apply

Parents of dependent undergraduate students. Students must enroll at least half-time.

Award Amounts

Loan amount may not exceed cost of attendance minus financial aid student received.

How Eligibility is Determined

Eligibility is determined by the school, based upon certification information provided by Bucks. Eligibility is based upon cost of education, expected family contribution, and other financial resources received by the student.

How to Apply

  1. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/Renewal FAFSA
  2. Loan Application or Master Promissory Notes may be completed at www.Studentloans.gov
  3. Entrance Counseling session must be completed at www.Studentloans.gov
  4. A Loan Request Form is available from the Financial Aid Office, on the web under Additional Financial Aid Forms
  5. PLUS Loan Credit Applications can be completed at www.Studentloans.gov

Restricted Scholarships

Listing of restricted scholarships in the Financial Aid Office, the Bucks web site and at www.fastweb.com.