How does financial aid work?

How does financial aid work?


Understanding how financial aid works for college can be tricky. We have broken down some of the most common ways to receive financial aid for college.

Financial aid

Colleges and universities are now receiving FAFSA information from the federal government. Bluffton’s financial aid office is sending aid offers as quickly as possible to students with fully completed, processed FAFSAs.


Nothing should ever stand in the way of the person you were meant to become.

100 percent of Bluffton students receive aidWe offer a wide range of scholarships based on academic achievement, musical or artistic talent, community involvement and more. Use the Scholarship Calculator to calculate your academic scholarship. 

  • Bluffton is in the Top 10 Percent in financial aid given among private four-year colleges and universities in our state and...
  • Tuition is below the average amount in those same schools.
Financial aid offer explaination

Award letter explained


Once you have filed the FAFSA as an accepted Bluffton student, you’ll receive a financial aid award letter. The chart will clarify the types and amounts of financial aid offered.


Federal Student Aid resources:

If you have general questions about the financial aid process, or specific questions about completing the FAFSA, you can also call the Federal Student Aid Information Center hotline:
1-800-4FEDAID (1-800-433-3243) (available daytime, evenings and weekends)

Questions?

Our financial aid staff is committed to answering your questions and connecting you with the resources available to meet your goals. Feel free to ask us questions specific to Bluffton or general questions about financial aid. Topics may include federal and state issues, the financial aid application process, grant and loan issues and any other questions you may have.

You do not have to be a current or
potential student to use this service.
This service is open to everyone!

Contact us by e-mail at:

finaid@bluffton.edu for general financial aid questions
loans@bluffton.edu for student and parent loan questions
campusjobs@bluffton.edu for Learn & Earn campus job questions

Or, by phone at:
419-358-3266
  

Bluffton University Financial Aid staff

Jayme Jarrett

Jayme Jarrett

Director of financial aid


jarrettj@bluffton.edu
419-358-3409

Nicholas Hoffman

Nicholas Hoffman

Financial aid officer


hoffmann@bluffton.edu
419-358-3276

Ana Raagas-Rogers

Analyn Raagas-Rogers

Office operations coordinator


raagas-rogersa@bluffton.edu
419-358-3266

Office hours

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-noon; 1-5 p.m.
Financial Aid Office
Spring Street

How does financial aid work?

How does financial aid work?


Understanding how financial aid works for college can be tricky. We have broken down some of the most common ways to receive financial aid for college.
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