At Bushnell University, we know college is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make, which is why we’re committed to making a degree as affordable as possible through intentional academic advising and thoughtful guidance through the array of scholarships, grants, and federal and state financial aid programs available to today’s students.
When comparing costs across different universities, it can be difficult to know what’s most affordable. We recommend you compare the total net price (actual annual cost of tuition, fees, housing, and meal plan after subtracting scholarships, grants, and financial aid) for each school you are considering.
Undergraduate Tuition & Cost
|Tuition (12-18 credits per semester)||$32,100|
|Room and board (Dorm Double and Full Meal Plan)||$10,050|
|Average annual financial aid package||$30,535|
|Average total scholarships for first-time on-campus freshmen||$18,635|
|Average total annual on-campus undergraduate cost after scholarships, grants, and work-study||$17,335|
|Average total annual on-campus undergraduate cost after scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans||$11,835*|
Other Common Expenses
|Athletic gear||$225 per sport|
|Parking permit||$300 annual|
|Tuition (part-time students)||$1,070 per credit hour|
|Estimated Books and supplies* (not paid to University)||$1,050 annually|
|Estimated Transportation and personal expenses* (not paid to University)||$2,250 per semester|
On-Campus Undergraduate Scholarships and Grants
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Undergraduate Scholarships & Grants
For eligible undergraduate students, Bushnell University offers institutional scholarships, as well as access to apply for a variety of outside scholarships and grants.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)
Designed to bridge the gap between the cost of attendance and the expected family contribution, financial aid is something many Bushnell University students rely on. Simply fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form using Bushnell University Federal School Code 003208. Then, working with the Financial Aid Office, we’ll help you get the best financial aid package available to you, including grants and scholarships.
When it comes to borrowing money for school, most students start with a Federal Stafford Direct Loan and/or Parent PLUS loan. There are even private loans designed with students and parents in mind. Best of all, most students do not begin making payments until after graduation.
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 or students whose parents are ineligible for the PLUS loan.
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.
Parent PLUS Loans
Available to parents of dependent undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half-time. This loan is in the parents’ name and a credit check is required. PLUS loans can be borrowed up to the difference between the cost of attendance and any other financial aid the student is receiving. Instructions for completing the PLUS loan request and Master Promissory Note can be found on the Forms page. For additional information regarding terms and conditions of the Federal Parent PLUS Loan Program, 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.
Put in an average of 10 hours per week on campus and you could earn wages up to the amount of your Work-Study award.
- Download the Bushnell University Student Employment Application, fill it out, and digitally sign where indicated. Update your resume and have it ready to upload. Save all documents to your computer.
- Log onto Handshake to upload your completed application and resume to your profile. Then search and apply for available positions beginning August 3, but no later than the application deadline of August 14.
- Each department reviews received applications and contacts qualified applicants.
- All interviews are usually completed the first week of the semester.
Review the Work Study Agreement (PDF) for general conditions of participating in the Federal or Institutional Work-Study Program.
Financial Aid Eligibility
Eligibility begins with enrollment. To be eligible for Bushnell University-funded scholarships or grants, students must be full-time (12 credits per semester). Federal and state grants require at least half-time enrollment per semester, with the exception of Federal Pell and TEACH Grants that can be awarded for less-than-half-time enrollment (3 credits per semester). Federal loan programs require students 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.