Financial Aid

Financial Aid Programs

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next


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Bridgewater State University participates in a wide variety of federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. These programs can be grouped into three categories: Grants/Gift Aid, Work-Study and Loans. Once your FAFSA is processed and BSU awards you financial aid based on your eligibility you will receive an award letter. 

Please keep in mind that your enrollment as a student matters when you need financial aid to help pay for college. For financial aid purposes, the term “undergraduate course-work” refers to students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Enrollment levels are as follows: full time: 12 or more credits; three quarter time: 9 to 11 credits, half time: 6 to 8 credits; less than half time: 1 to 5 credits. Always reach out to the financial aid office if you are not going to be full-time. The award letters only reflect full-time and when you are below 12 credits for a semester your financial aid and billable costs reduce.

Grants


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Loans


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