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Bethany College recognizes the rising cost of higher education and strives to be an affordable option for all prospective students and families.

Bethany offers a wide variety of financial aid and scholarship opportunities for qualified students. Depending on your academic record and financial situation, you may be eligible to receive scholarship support, a church-based award, or grants.

Approximately 90 percent of our students receive financial assistance. And in 2016-17, Bethany students received more than $10 million of institutional and financial support.

But most importantly, the experience of our alumni around the world over the past 175 years has shown that an education from Bethany College is not only an excellent value when compared with that of other institutions, it’s also a great investment in your future.

Please visit our Scholarship Calculator to see if you are eligible for one or more of the scholarship opportunities available at Bethany.

You need to fill out the FAFSA once for each academic year that you attend school. The farther in advance you do it, the better! See the checklist below and gather all of the needed information over Thanksgiving Break.

The FAFSA for next academic year (July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021) became available online on October 1, 2019. Begin your application.

Students and parents can complete or submit the 2020–21 FAFSA on a computer via the website above, or on a phone or tablet by using the Department of Education’s myStudentAid mobile app.

Having the following information and forms on-hand will help you fill out the 2020-21 FAFSA:

  • Your Social Security Number (can be found on Social Security card)
  • Your driver’s license (if any)
  • W-2 Forms from two years prior (2018) and other records of any money earned
  • Your (and/or your parents’) Federal Income Tax Return from two years prior — IRS Form 1040, foreign tax return, or tax return from Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated State of Micronesia
  • Any untaxed income records for two years prior (2018) — e.g., payments to tax deferred pension and savings plans, tax exempt interest and child support received in 2018
  • Records of taxable earnings from Federal Work-Study or other need-based work programs in 2018
  • Records of any grants, scholarships, and fellowship aid that was included in your or your parents’ 2018 adjusted gross income (AGI)
  • Any current bank statements
  • Any current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bonds and other investment records
  • Documentation that you are a U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen, if applicable

To learn more about FAFSA Week requirements, make an appointment between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by emailing financialaid@bethanywv.edu or calling 304-829-7170.