The Baptist School of Health Professions offers Title IV (i.e., federal financial aid) programs to help you cover the cost of your program. Current financial aid offerings consist of:
Federal Pell Grant – This grant program is based on need and does not require repayment. The amount you receive is based on your EFC which is the Estimated Family Contribution figure determined by the information you provide on the FAFSA.
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan – This type of loan is based on need as determined by your cost of attendance and your EFC. This type of loan is interest free while you are enrolled at least half-time and repayment does not begin until six months after your graduate or leave school for more than six (6) months. The current interest rate is 3.4% and repayment will vary based on your total borrowing but not to exceed 10 years.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan – This loan does accrue interest while you are in school and requires half-time enrollment to qualify. It is not need-based and the interest is fixed at 6.8%. Repayment begins six months after you graduate or leave school for more than six (6) months. Repayment will vary based on your total borrowing with up to a maximum of ten (10) years to repay.
Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS Loan) - This loan is available to parents of dependent students (as determined on the FAFSA) who want to help supplement the cost of attendance in addition to the Federal Pell Grant (if eligible) and the Federal Direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans). The interest is fixed at 7.9% and approval is subject to a credit check. The form can be requested from the Financial Aid Department.
Federal financial aid is only available for the following programs of study:
- Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Perioperative Nursing
- Radiologic Technology - AAS
- Surgical Technology - AAS
- Surgical Technology - AAD Program
- Vocational Nursing
How to Apply
Of course, to qualify for federal aid (i.e., Title IV aid) you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (which is also known as the FAFSA) and be accepted into one of the above-qualifying programs. If you are applying for the Summer 2012 or Fall 2012 admission, you need to complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA before the deadline for the program for which you are requesting admission. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov and remember to list the Baptist School of Health Professions (our federal school code is 014956) as a school of choice.
Once we receive the FAFSA results, we will review your application, verify your acceptance and determine what you are eligible for in federal financial aid. (If we need additional information prior to awarding you financial aid, we will contact you. At random, students and their families will be selected for the verification process which requires submission of additional paperwork such as tax documents, W-2's, etc.)
We will notify you of your financial aid eligibility and you will have the option of accepting, reducing or rejecting the aid that best complements your ability to pay for school.
If you choose to accept the awarded student loans to cover your cost of attendance, you must complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note and mandatory Entrance Counseling (www.studentloans.gov) as required by the Department of Education. These two items are required for all students new to the Baptist School of Health Professions regardless if you’ve done these at another college and/or university.
To view our Code of Conduct Policy Related to Student Loan Activities, click here.
For admitted students, we will also provide application procedures for the following programs:
Baptist Health Foundation Scholarship – Awards for this program can be based on either need or merit. Competitive in nature, awards vary from semester to semester based on funding levels and the number of recipients in each semester. Information/application are provided to admitted student only at Student Success.
The following resource listings are provided to assist students in their search for financial assistance. They do not guarantee qualification or acceptance of BSHP students.
NursingScholarship.us - NursingScholarship.US is dedicated to help students find the right financial aid and scholarship providers.
Foundation for Surgical Technology - The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and reward educational excellence as well as respond to the financial need demonstrated by the surgical technology student and offer assistance to those who seek a career in surgical technology.
The Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship Program - The ASRT Education and Research Foundation Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship program provides scholarships for academically outstanding students attending an entry-level radiologic sciences program
If you have any questions regarding the financial aid process, please contact us at 210-297-9636 or by email:
Patrick Reyna, Director of Financial Aid firstname.lastname@example.org
Gloria Lopez, Financial Aid Specialist email@example.com
Virginia Mercado, Financial Aid Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Our fax number is 210-297-0707.