Cost & Financial Aid

Investing in Your Future

Return on Investment

The importance of choosing a university that delivers the highest returns of professional and personal success cannot be overstated. Bryant’s innovative curriculum, purposeful student life program, and award-winning career education center ensure that your investment holds immeasurable value today and in the future. It’s a fact: 98 percent of Bryant graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation; median starting salary is $53,000.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

We understand that financing your education is a vital part of the decision about which college you will attend. For the upcoming year, Bryant will offer more than $10 million to incoming students alone in institutional grants and merit scholarships.

How to apply

In order to be eligible for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ). This document is used to determine eligibility for federal and institutional aid.

>>Bryant’s federal school code is 003402.

Deadlines

Nov. 15, 2014 Deadline for transfer students entering in January 2015 to file the FAFSA.
Jan. 1 – Feb. 15, 2015 Time period for all first-year students entering in September 2015 who wish to be considered for need-based aid to file the FAFSA.
Feb. 15, 2015 New student deadline date for filing the FAFSA for September 2015 enrollment.
March 1, 2015 Deadline for returning Bryant students to file FAFSA to be considered for aid in 2015-2016
April 1, 2015 Transfer student deadline for filing FAFSA to be considered for aid in 2015-2016

Financial Aid

Financial Aid for Early Decision I and II Applicants

Early Decision applicants who are seeking financial aid are asked to complete an estimated financial aid form. Please submit the form to the Office of Financial Aid. If you are eligible for financial aid, you will receive an estimated package with your decision letter in December.

All students who wish to be considered for need-based aid are required to submit the FAFSA. We encourage all applicants to submit the FAFSA, even if you are unsure of your eligibility. The results of your FAFSA will determine your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), which is the amount of your education you are responsible for contributing yearly. The difference between Bryant’s cost of attendance and your EFC is what the Office of Financial Aid works to meet with need-based grants, loans, and work study options. While we cannot meet 100% of need for every student, we are committed to making attending Bryant as affordable as possible for each family.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships at Bryant range from $8,000 to $30,000. They are renewable for four years provided you maintain the required GPA. Students are eligible for academic scholarships regardless of whether they apply for and/or qualify for need-based aid. Financial aid and merit scholarship selection are separate processes. Need-based financial aid is awarded by the Office of Financial Aid and merit scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admission.

More than 85% of the incoming first-year students in Fall 2012 received financial aid. The average aid package exceeded $19,000.

Financial Aid Team

Do you have questions or feel overwhelmed by the financial aid process? When should you file the FAFSA? What does EFC mean? Contact your Financial Aid Counselor for answers or expert advice.

Financial Aid Resources

*Consumer Information provided in accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

Financial Aid Forms

This page contains the forms required by the Office of Financial Aid to apply for financial aid, forms required to participate in the Work-Study/Student Employment Programs, and the approval form required for participation in the Study Abroad program. Please print out any applicable forms, fill them out, and submit the forms in person or mail/fax the forms to Bryant.

2014 - 2015 Dependent Verification Worksheet (pdf)
2014 - 2015 Graduate Student Information Form (pdf) (doc)
2014 - 2015 Low Income Worksheet (pdf) (doc)
2014 - 2015 Part-Time Student Information Form (pdf) (doc)
2014 - 2015 Projected Income Statement (pdf) (doc)
2014 - 2015 Request for Assets (pdf) (doc)
Private Loan Self Certification Form (pdf) (doc)
Form 4506 Request for Copy of Tax Return (pdf)
Family Discount Form (pdf)
EDC Student Information Form (pdf) (doc)

Work-Study/Student Employment Forms

2014 - 2015 Student Employment Procedures  ( pdf ) ( doc )
2014 - 2015 Student Payroll Authorization (doc)
2014 - 2015 Student Payroll Schedule ( pdf )
Student Employment Direct Deposit Form (pdf) (doc)
Student Timesheet (Excel doc)
Department Alpha-Code List (pdf)
I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification (pdf)
IRS W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (pdf)
RI W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (pdf)

Study Abroad Forms

Study Abroad Approval Form (pdf) (doc)

Aid Calculator
Bryant school code: 003402


To learn more, please contact:
Office of Financial Aid
Phone: (401) 232-6020
Email: finaid@bryant.edu  
Fax: (401) 232-6293

Bursar's Office
Phone: (401) 232-6030
Email: bursar@bryant.edu


Mailing address: 
Bryant University 
Office of Financial Aid 
1150 Douglas Pike 
Smithfield, RI 02917