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Renewing Your Financial Aid

Applying for Aid in Subsequent Years

  • If you filed a 2019-2020 FAFSA, the federal processing center will send a 2020-2021 renewal notification to the email address listed on your 2019-2020 FAFSA.
  • If you did not provide an email address, the notification will be sent to the home address listed on your 2019-2020 FAFSA.
  • The Renewal FAFSA can only be filed after October 1. To receive priority consideration for financial aid, you need to file it by March 1. Include BC’s school code of 003704 on your application.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards

Many types of federal and state aid require students to maintain satisfactory academic progress. You must have a minimum number of credits earned and meet a minimum grade point average, which varies depending on your academic level.

Bridgewater College Scholarships and Grants

Once you receive an academic scholarship, you have a maximum eligibility period of 8 semesters to apply it to your undergraduate degree. In order to renew your academic scholarship, you need a cumulative year-end GPA equal to or greater than the one listed below:

Scholarships Renewal GPA
President’s Merit Award 3.5
McKinney ACE 2.3
Church of the Brethren 2.0

Endowed Scholarships

Numerous endowed scholarships, funded by our generous alumni and other private donors, are also available. Each scholarship has select criteria and eligibility requirements associated with it. BC currently has more than 240 endowed scholarships. You are automatically considered for these scholarships after you submit the FAFSA.