IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2017-2018 FINANCIAL AID PROCESS–
On Sept 13, 2015, President Obama signed into law new federal regulations that will impact your financial aid. The new regulations require families to use their income taxes from the year prior to the prior year, or the “prior prior year” to file. For example for the 2017-2018 FAFSA families will use the 2015 tax return. The earlier submission date is a permanent change and enables you to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1.
Belmont Abbey College is encouraging all students to file their FAFSA’s as soon after October 1, 2016 as possible. Because you will have already done your taxes you won’t need to estimate tax information and then update the FAFSA later. You may also be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to automatically import tax information into your FAFSA. Finally, the earlier submission date should relieve some pressure and give you more time to explore your financial options.
Welcome from the Office of Financial Aid
Making your college career a reality means making a financial investment in you and your future. Our philosophy at Belmont Abbey College is to ensure you avail yourself of every opportunity – scholarships, grants and loans if necessary. We’ll help you find the right resources to make the investment smart and efficient.
Ultimately the financial responsibility rests with you and your family. Make sure you consider all of your options and view them as supplements to your efforts. And of course as the financial aid applicant/recipient you’ll have to comply with all of the policies, procedures, and requirements pertaining to your eligibility for student financial aid. We encourage you to apply for Financial Aid by our priority deadline of April 1.
At Belmont Abbey College we offer a comprehensive financial aid program which includes merit and need-based scholarships, as well as other federal, state and institutional sources of aid. Our goal is to match the right financial aid solution to your particular needs so you can make an Abbey education a reality for you.
The Office of Financial Aid is here to assist you — don’t hesitate to contact us for help!
God bless and we look forward to welcoming you to Belmont Abbey College!
Director of Financial Aid
Belmont Abbey College
Office of Financial Aid
100 Belmont-Mt Holly Rd
Belmont, NC 28012