Additional Financial Aid

Before applying for additional financial aid, you may want to consider the following options:

  • Payroll Deduction – If you are unable to pay your account balance in full, you may authorize a payroll deduction. You might be able to pick up a secondary position or increase the hours of your primary labor position to help with your educational expenses.  If you are in good academic standing and have financial need, you may qualify for a Labor Overload, which would allow you to work up to 20 hours a week.
  • Student/Parent Payment Plan – Families may make arrangements to pay off the term bill throughout the term by completing the Student/Parent Payment Agreement Form. The term bill must be paid in full before a student can register for classes for an upcoming term.

If you and your family are unable to cover your educational costs, you may qualify for additional financial aid, typically loans.  You can apply for additional financial aid in person at the Student Financial Aid Services office or can download the Additional Aid Application and email it to finaid@berea.edu. Online signatures are not acceptable. It is expected to have the Additional Aid Application printed and signed manually before it is submitted.

Additional Aid for Medical, Dental, and Optical Expenses

Institutional loans and/or grants may be available if these charges are not covered by insurance. Examples where aid might be offered would be for wisdom teeth extractions, one time optical exams, glasses or extended wear contacts, immunizations, and other medical expenses.