How to Apply for Aid
To be considered for financial aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for federal and institutional aid.
Apply every year. Renewal of your financial aid is not automatic, and need-based awards can vary from year to year.
Continuing students are required to reapply each year by the stated deadlines. Do not attempt to file a 2016-2017 FAFSA before January 1, 2016.
Financial Aid Application Deadlines
Meeting Bryant's FAFSA deadline is very important. If you miss your deadline, your application for financial assistance will be considered only after all on-time applications have been processed.
- February 15, 2016 – first-year students
- March 1, 2016 – continuing students
- April 1, 2016 – transfer students
Financial Aid for Early Decision I and II Applicants
Early Decision applicants who are seeking financial aid are asked to complete this 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.
If you are a transfer student for the fall term, submit the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA by the April 1 deadline. Please note that financial aid awards do not automatically transfer between institutions. January term transfer applicants will not be considered for an award until all required forms are received.
If you are an undergraduate who is enrolled in two courses (six credits) per semester, you are considered a half-time. You must maintain the same minimum GPA as full-time students in order to be eligible for continued financial assistance. Qualified students in this category can receive Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and/or Federal Direct Loans.