With the end of Spring term visible on the horizon, many students are getting excited for their summer plans, but for those freshmen, sophomores or juniors, then it's also time to consider financial aid for the next academic year.
Types of Financial Aid
First and foremost: the FAFSA. Check out our
to learn more about applying Federal Aid, and if you are a student, and haven't yet, do it soon! Submitting your FAFSA in a timely manner means you may be eligible for more financial awards including grants, loans and workstudy.
Once the FAFSA is submitted, it is time to think about applying to local or college-offered scholarships. Often underappreciated by the student body, scholarships are a fantastic resource for students, and not just for those with 4.0 GPAs! In addition to the college-sponsored awards, many scholarships are created by families and businesses in the community and are focused towards lending a helping hand to promising individuals from many walks of life who are committed to a cause or in pursuing higher education in selected fields.
A Shining Example: The Conway/Vance Scholarship
Burlington College is fortunate to have a strong and supportive community of scholarship donors who have ensured that our students are able to fund their education with over $400,000 in aid awarded each year. These special individuals, families, trusts, and businesses often have a history behind their motivation to give to BC students and are personally invested in seeing award recipients succeed in their educational careers and beyond.