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In determining the amount of other resources available to the
student, the College shall take into account the financial support
that can be reasonably expected from income, assets and other
resources available to the parent and the student as computed by
the methodology adopted by the U.S. Department of Education.
Self-help aid, including work-study and student loans, is awarded to
most students applying for need-based financial aid.
In determining a student’s financial aid award, outside resources
including scholarships, grants, and loans will considered to
ensure equitable distribution of funds and adherence to federal
International students are eligible for institutional aid, as approved
by the Financial Aid Committee of the College.
Financial aid recipients are informed of the conditions under which
aid is granted at the time the offer is made.
Application for Financial Aid
Steps to apply for financial aid at the College are outlined below.
New Students
Apply for admission to Birmingham-Southern College.
All Students
Explore private and outside sources of financial aid, including
parents’ employer benefits, community civic and charitable
organizations, state and national programs. Utilize scholarship
search engines.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
each year.
File online at
Use PIN to sign electronically. Information about obtaining a PIN is
available at the FAFSA website.
Include Birmingham-Southern College’s Title IV school code:
Target the month of February to complete tax forms and file the
FAFSA. The College accepts FAFSAs and makes awards within
federal guidelines throughout the award year.