|Tuition||$495 per credit hour|
|Technology Fee||$120 per semester|
|Average annual financial aid package||$11,700|
|Cost for tutoring, career services, and educational access services||$0|
Since every student situation is a little different, we’ve created two representative samples of online undergraduate student scenarios to help illustrate the affordability of a degree from Bushnell University.
See sample scenarios in the table below.
|Sample Scenario Elements||Sample Scenario A||Sample Scenario B|
|Demographic information||An Oregon resident who’s a single parent, works a part-time job, has completed an Oregon transfer or associate degree, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business.||An Oregon resident who’s married, works full-time, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.|
|Credit hours enrolled||12 credit hours per semester (full-time)||6 credit hours per semester (part-time)|
|Credit hours needed to completion||64 credit hours||36 credit hours|
|Time to completion (semesters)||5 semesters||6 semesters|
|Financial need||High financial need based on FAFSA||No financial need based on FAFSA|
|Tuition cost ($495 per credit hour)||$31,680||$17,820|
|Federal or state grants (though not guaranteed, older students with high financial need often qualify for grants that do not need to be repaid)||$21,600||$0|
|Institutional or outside scholarships based on individual eligibility||$1,000||$12,000 (assumes employer tuition reimbursement)|
|Maximum federal direct loan eligibility||$25,000||$25,000|
Applying for Financial Aid
Designed to bridge the gap between the cost of attendance and the expected student or family contribution, financial aid is something many Bushnell University students rely on. Simply fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using Bushnell University Federal School Code 003208. Then, working with our financial aid staff, we’ll help you get the best financial aid package available to you, including grants and scholarships.
Scholarships do not need to be paid back and are typically based on high academic achievement or special talent. Scholarships are available from a variety of organizations and we’re here to help you find opportunities that are right for you.
Business Relationship Scholarships up to $1,000 per academic year may be awarded to employees of certain designated employers identified as strategic partners of Bushnell University.
Bushnell University also maintains a list of more than 100 outside scholarships on our Outside Scholarships page.
Additional scholarship opportunities can be found through the following links:
- Free Scholarship Searches
- Student Scholarships
- The Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC)
- The Ford Family Foundation
Grants do not need to be paid back and are available from federal, state, or Bushnell University sources and are based on your family’s information provided on your FAFSA form.
Federal Pell Grant
Undergraduate students can receive a Pell Grant up to $7,395 per academic year based upon your level of need as determined by your FAFSA.
Federal TEACH Grant
Grants up to $4,000 are awarded to students who are pursuing a degree that leads to teaching in a high-need field in a low-income district. Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater to qualify. Service obligation is required, please visit Federal Student Aid or contact the Financial Aid Office (email@example.com) for more details.
Oregon Opportunity Grant
Grants of up to $4,692 are given by the State of Oregon to students who are Oregon residents, enroll at least half-time at a college or university in Oregon, and demonstrate need as determined by your FAFSA.
When it comes to borrowing money for school, most students start with a Federal Stafford Direct Loan. There are even private loans designed to work with your monthly budget.
Federal Stafford Direct Loans
Available to all eligible students who enroll at least half-time (6 credits/semester). Loan amounts range from $3,500-$7,500 depending on your year in school.
Subsidized loans are based on need as determined by your FAFSA. Interest is subsidized while you’re in school.
Unsubsidized loans are not based on need and the interest is not subsidized while you’re in school. An additional $4,000-$5,000 in unsubsidized loans is available to independent students.
Payments do not begin until six months after you graduate, withdraw from school, or fall below half-time status. A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Interview are required before your first semester at Bushnell University. For additional information regarding terms and conditions of the Federal Stafford Direct Loan Programs, please visit Federal Student Aid.
Students seeking to borrow additional funds but who have exhausted all resources from the Federal Stafford Direct Loan programs may wish to consider borrowing from a private lender. This loan requires a credit check and often a cosigner. You may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received. Interest rates are variable and other rates, terms, and conditions will vary by lender. We encourage you to shop around for the best loan to fit your needs.
Financial Aid Eligibility
Eligibility begins with enrollment. Federal and State Grants require at least half-time enrollment per semester, with the exception of the Federal Pell & TEACH Grants that can be awarded for less-than-halftime enrollment (3 credits per semester). Federal Loan programs require you to be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits per semester). Withdrawing or changing your schedule during the semester may change your financial aid. Continuation of financial aid requires Satisfactory Academic Progress.