General Guidelines

Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing assists students to meet the cost of their education by combining resources of its own with Federal financial aid programs. The primary responsibility for financing the cost of education belongs primarily to the student and their family. However, BHSN offers financial aid to students who have financial need, according to the Federal need analysis. The financial aid package may include grants, scholarships or loans in various combinations. Any information provided to the Financial Aid Office is treated with confidentiality and used only to determine need and award of aid.

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is a general term used to describe all of the various grant, loan and scholarship programs available to help pay for the cost of your education. When you apply for financial aid, many factors are taken into consideration in order to determine the financial assistance you will receive. Income, taxes, family size, and assets are some of the factors used to determine your eligibility for need-based aid. Merit-based aid is awarded without regard to financial need. The Financial Aid Office will coordinate your financial aid from the available sources, determine your financial aid package and mail your award letter as soon as possible.

Financial Aid Deadlines

All applications for financial aid should be mailed to the Federal Government by May 1 for students enrolling in September and November 1 for students enrolling in January. Financial aid applications received after that date are always welcome, but are given second consideration based on the availability of funds.