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


The federal government is holding submitted FAFSAs awaiting a correction in the aid formula. Colleges and universities cannot provide accurate financial aid information until this information is released. 
More about the U.S. Department of Education FAFSA announcement>

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.

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)


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: for general financial aid questions for student and parent loan questions for Learn & Earn campus job questions

Or, by phone at:

Bluffton University Financial Aid staff

Jayme Jarrett

Jayme Jarrett

Director of financial aid
419- 358-3409

Nicholas Hoffman

Nicholas Hoffman

Financial aid officer

Ana Raagas-Rogers

Analyn Raagas-Rogers

Office operations coordinator

Office hours

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