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Financial Aid

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DETERMINATION OF FINANCIAL AID

After all applications, documents, and other required papers are turned in to the Financial Aid Office, awards (which might include a combination of grants, scholarships, loans, or work-study) are processed typically in about six weeks beginning early in April. Financial aid award letters are sent after the processing is completed. The award letter will list all estimated awards based on the available information at the time of the award. If additional documentation is required, awards amounts may be modified accordingly.  Students who participate in the Stafford loan program and whose loans are guaranteed through the Georgia agency will be notified by the agency of the dates when the loan funds will be received by the college.

ELIGIBILITY OF FINANCIAL AID

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To receive financial assistance, a student must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), be enrolled in a certificate or degree granting course of study, be in good standing, making satisfactory academic progress (as defined later in this catalog), and not be in default or delinquent on any loan plan with the college, state, or federal government. Also, he or she must not owe a refund on grants previously received under the Pell Grant, or the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant: ($1,100.00).  This is available to all Georgia residents who are enrolled full-time (12+) hours, and is available for two semesters per academic year. Student must provide proof of Georgia residency one year prior to receiving these funds.

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HOPE: ($3,500) This grant is available to Georgia residents who have graduated from an eligible high school with at least a 3.0 GPA or students who have attempted at least 30 credit hours with a 3.0 GPA at the first benchmark.  Fulltime or halftime students are eligible for this grant.  Halftime award amounts are prorated.  

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PELL: ( Up to $5,350) This is a federal grant that is awarded to students based on the completing of the Free Application for Federal Aid. (FASFA) The amount listed is the max award and will vary according to each individual.

The staff of the Financial Aid Office is here to help you, and we can be reached by telephone at 1-800-342-1087, ext 215.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM. 

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SENIOR CITIZEN'S PROGRAM

In an effort to strengthen community ties and foster a better quality of life for older residents of the region, Brewton-Parker College works with residents who are 65 years old or older to enroll them at significant discounts in the College's higher education curriculum. Any senior citizen, as defined above, can enroll in courses at Brewton-Parker

College for credit through the following procedures:

1. Present proof of age (driver's license, etc.);

2. Complete application for admissions and pay application fee;

3. Present transcripts from other colleges attended;

4. Register for any class in which Senior Citizens Program enrollees are not displacing fully enrolled students;

5. Pay the Senior Citizen Program tuition, which is $100 per course.

 

Transcripts will be created and grades will be provided for these students. They are subject to the same fees for textbook costs as other students. No financial assistance is available to students for this program.

Any senior citizen, as defined above, can audit courses at Brewton-

Parker College through the following procedures:

1. Present proof of age (driver's license, etc.);

2. Complete an application for admission and pay application fee;

3. Register for any class in which Senior Citizen Program enrollees are not displacing fully enrolled students;

4. Pay the Senior Citizen Program audit tuition, which is $50 per course.

 Senior Citizen Program audit students will adhere to the policies described on page 20 in the current College catalogue. They will not be subject to prerequisite requirements and book purchases are not mandatory. Classes charging laboratory fees cannot be audited. No financial assistance is available to students for this program.

The staff of the Financial Aid Office is here to help you, and we can be reached by telephone at 1-800-342-1087, ext 215.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.

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 Financial Aid Question and Answers

What financial aid is available to me?

How do I apply for financial aid?

How does the FAFSA application work?

How do I know what aid I am eligible to receive?

How am I paid financial aid?

What if I received a bill and my financial aid has not been credited?

If I borrow a loan, may I use some of these funds to live on while I attend BPC?

What happens if I must totally withdraw from classes and do not complete the semester?

 What financial aid is available to me?

As a student enrolled in the Division of External Programs, you will be eligible for all the federal programs for which you qualify.  They include:

  • Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Stafford Loans

You may also be eligible for the state aid programs. If you are enrolled full-time and a Georgia resident you may be eligible to receive:

  • Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG)
  • Graduated from a Georgia High School as a Hope Scholar.
  • Georgia resident not having attended college as a degree-seeking student anywhere may earn eligibility by completing 30 semester hours with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).
  • Georgia Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Grant Program (LEAP)
  • Promise Teacher Program

Brewton-Parker College has institutional aid programs available to students enrolled in the Division of External Programs which are:

  • Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship
  • Georgia Baptist Membership Scholarship

 How do I apply for financial aid?

 You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.  This application must be completed each academic year.

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 How does the FAFSA application work?

When you complete the FAFSA application, you may send the form to the Financial Aid Office for electronic transmission or you may submit the information yourself via the Internet at the U.S. Department of Education's website www.fafsa.ed.gov.

The Department of Education enters your information and determines your eligibility for the Pell grant using a pre-determined formula.  They will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR).

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How do I know what aid I am eligible to receive?

You will receive an Award Letter from the Financial Aid Office.  This Award letter makes an offer of all the grants, scholarships and loans that you are eligible to receive.   Additional paperwork may be required to actually be paid the funds.

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If all your paperwork is finalized you will usually receive a credit for each award on your student account about two weeks after the drop/add deadline each semester.  If you have borrowed a Stafford loan, these funds may actually be received before the other aid is credited to your student account. 

All Stafford loan funds are paid by the lender you choose, via electronic funds transfer.  When BPC receives the loan funds, these funds will be credited to your student account.  The loan funds will first be applied to tuition and fees and any other costs charged to your student account, such as books and supplies.  If your student account has a credit balance after all your aid is applied, the Business Office will send you a refund check.  Refunds will be generated only by Stafford loan funds.  You will not receive a refund from Brewton-Parker institutional funds or funds controlled by BPC.

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What if I received a bill and my financial aid has not been credited?

If you receive a bill from the Business Office before the semester begins, it has been sent as an information memo only.

If you receive a bill from the Business Office after the add/drop period, and your financial aid has not been credited, then a problem may be occurring with your financial aid.  It could indicate that we do not have all the necessary paperwork from you, or additional clarification is needed.  Contact the Financial Aid Office for help. 

If you receive a bill from the Business Office and all the financial aid has been credited, then you must make arrangements to pay the balance.  If you have not borrowed a Stafford loan, we can assist you with this process to pay your balance.  The loan paperwork must be done during the semester in which you are enrolled, and you must be enrolled in at least 6 semester hours.  Contact the Financial Aid Office for help.

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If I borrow a loan, may I use some of these funds to live on while I attend BPC?

Yes, but all funds must first be used to pay the cost of attending BPC such as tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, any excess funds after these costs are paid, may then be used for your other needs.

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What happens if I must totally withdraw from classes and do not complete the semester?

The Financial Aid Office will calculate the amount of aid you will have earned based upon the amount of time you completed during the semester.  You will earn financial aid eligibility in proportion to the amount of time you remained enrolled.  Financial aid funds may have to be returned to the particular aid program, such as the Pell grant or Stafford/Perkins loan programs.  The result of your total withdrawal could result in your owing money back to the government, state and BPC.  The full return of Title IV funds policy is found in the College catalog.

Withdrawing may also affect your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  The College is required to establish minimum standards of SAP.   These standards measure your progress toward a degree in three areas.

  • Qualitative - refers to grade point average
  • Quantitative - refers to number of hours earned within a specified time period
  • Time frame - refers to the maximum number of hours attempted

You will find the full SAP policy in the College catalog.  Before withdrawing from BPC consult with your College Advisor and the Financial Aid Office.

The staff of the Financial Aid Office is here to help you, and we can be reached by telephone at 1-800-342-1087, ext 215.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.

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External Sites
Brewton-Parker College | Located on U.S. 280 at 201 David-Eliza Fountain Circle, P. O. Box 197, Mount Vernon, GA 30445
with a site in Newnan
912-583-2241, 1-800-342-1087
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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
 
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
 
Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM