How to Pay

Applying for Financial Aid

Complete all steps below to apply for financial aid. Note: The student loans available for this program are not based on financial need. Most students in the off-campus programs use financial aid to pay for the program. We recommend that you complete these steps as soon as possible to make sure that your payment arrangements are in order by the first night of class. For help, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 960-5940.

1

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov

Students should submit the 2017-2018 form. You will need your 2015 Federal Tax Return, your FSA ID (https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm) and Belhaven University’s School Code (002397). Graduate students are considered independent for financial aid purposes.

2

Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for accuracy

You will receive an email confirmation after the FAFSA is submitted. If there are any errors on your SAR, log back into your FAFSA to make corrections.

3

You will receive your initial award letter by mail and by email.

This letter lists the financial aid that you are eligible to receive. You will have an opportunity to accept or decline all or a portion of the award. Be sure to contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.

4

Complete Loan Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note

Entrance Counseling is only required for first time Federal Direct Loan borrowers; all borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note. Both can be completed at www.studentloans.gov (you will need your FSA ID from Step 1).

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 960-5940 or studentaid@belhaven.edu.

 

Federal Loan Requirements

To be eligible to borrow funds under the Federal Direct Loan Program, you must:

  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  2. Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

  3. Not be in default on prior educational loans

  4. Maintain satisfactory academic progress

 

The Federal (Title One) Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

If you and your school qualify, this program may provide loan forgiveness for eligible Federal Direct Loans. This is a separate program requiring separate forms and processes. The U.S. Department of Education will determine your eligibility for this program. Belhaven University is not responsible for verifying your eligibility for this or any other program. Please do not base your enrollment on this program as it can be difficult to ensure qualification for Government Programs, which are subject to reform and funding changes.

You must call 1-800-4-FED-AID to verify your eligibility or visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/teacher for more information.

 

TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to students who plan to teach in certain high-need fields. In order to be eligible for a grant, a student must submit a FAFSA form and sign an Agreement to Serve as a full-time teacher at certain low-income schools and within certain high-need fields for at least four academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which the candidate received a grant.

For more information visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/teach-grant.pdf

 

Pay-As-You-Go Payment Plan

Belhaven University’s commitment to offering a quality, affordable Christian education is one reason the University strives to provide flexible payment options for each Belhaven student. We know that every student’s financial situation is different, so we provide multiple payment options in order to meet the needs of each individual and his or her family. Complete all steps below to enroll in a Pay-As-You-Go payment plan. These plans will allow you to make tuition payments over the course of the semester and break your tuition bill into more manageable payments.

Note: Your tuition will be due the first week of class. If you do not have financial aid in place, you may have to make payments until your student loans are fully processed.

How to Enroll in a Pay-As-You-Go Payment Plan:

1

Belhaven University offers a payment plan service in partnership with Tuition Management Systems (TMS). Once enrolled, the plan allows your credit card, savings account or checking account to be automatically billed monthly according to your payment schedule. Both semester and annual plans are available. You can choose a 4-month, 8-month, 10-month, or 12-month payment plan, beginning in January, March, May, July, August or October.

2

Before selecting the terms for your payment plan, contact a Student Accounts Specialist at (601) 968-5933 to discuss your individual needs and establish a payment plan based on your course schedule.

3

Once you have spoken with a Student Accounts Specialist, you will use the following link to the plan website (Belhaven.afford.com) to select the term and enter the appropriate amount due to Belhaven. Depending on the term you select, you will be charged a one-time service fee of $47 to $65 and there are no monthly interest charges. The card or account information you provide will be used to process your payment each month. If you encounter difficulties accessing the link, you may also call (800) 722-4867 for assistance with enrolling in the plan.

Questions? Contact the Student Accounts Office at (601) 968-5933.

 

Important Notes:

  • We will work with students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employer. Contact the Student Accounts Office for details.
  • If you are using financial aid to pay for tuition, you must be admitted and enrolled to the program of your choice before your student loan funds can be released.
  • If you prefer not to use a payment plan, and would rather make a one-time payment, you may do so using your student portal or you may mail a check to Belhaven University, Adult and Graduate Admission, 4780 I-55 North, Suite 125, Jackson, MS 39211.

Applying for Financial Aid

Complete all steps below to apply for financial aid. Note: The student loans available for this program are not based on financial need. Most students in the off-campus programs use financial aid to pay for the program. We recommend that you complete these steps as soon as possible to make sure that your payment arrangements are in order by the first night of class. For help, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 960-5940.

1. Complete the FAFSA

1

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov

Students should submit the 2017-2018 form. You will need your 2015 Federal Tax Return, your FSA ID (https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm) and Belhaven University’s School Code (002397). Graduate students are considered independent for financial aid purposes.

2. Review Student Aid Report

2

Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for accuracy

You will receive an email confirmation after the FAFSA is submitted. If there are any errors on your SAR, log back into your FAFSA to make corrections.

3. Receive Award Letter

3

You will receive your initial award letter by mail and by email.

This letter lists the financial aid that you are eligible to receive. You will have an opportunity to accept or decline all or a portion of the award. Be sure to contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.

4. Complete Loan Requirements

4

Complete Loan Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note

Entrance Counseling is only required for first time Federal Direct Loan borrowers; all borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note. Both can be completed at www.studentloans.gov (you will need your FSA ID from Step 1).

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 960-5940 or studentaid@belhaven.edu.

 

Additional Information

Federal Loan Requirements

To be eligible to borrow funds under the Federal Direct Loan Program, you must:

  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  2. Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

  3. Not be in default on prior educational loans

  4. Maintain satisfactory academic progress

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

If you and your school qualify, this program may provide loan forgiveness for eligible Federal Direct Loans. This is a separate program requiring separate forms and processes. The U.S. Department of Education will determine your eligibility for this program. Belhaven University is not responsible for verifying your eligibility for this or any other program. Please do not base your enrollment on this program as it can be difficult to ensure qualification for Government Programs, which are subject to reform and funding changes.

You must call 1-800-4-FED-AID to verify your eligibility or visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/teacher for more information.

TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to students who plan to teach in certain high-need fields. In order to be eligible for a grant, a student must submit a FAFSA form and sign an Agreement to Serve as a full-time teacher at certain low-income schools and within certain high-need fields for at least four academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which the candidate received a grant.

For more information visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/teach-grant.pdf

 

Pay-As-You-Go Payment Plan

Belhaven University’s commitment to offering a quality, affordable Christian education is one reason the University strives to provide flexible payment options for each Belhaven student. We know that every student’s financial situation is different, so we provide multiple payment options in order to meet the needs of each individual and his or her family. Complete all steps below to enroll in a Pay-As-You-Go payment plan. These plans will allow you to make tuition payments over the course of the semester and break your tuition bill into more manageable payments.

Note: Your tuition will be due the first week of class. If you do not have financial aid in place, you may have to make payments until your student loans are fully processed.

 

How to Enroll in a Payment Plan:

Step One

1

Belhaven University offers a payment plan service in partnership with Tuition Management Systems (TMS). Once enrolled, the plan allows your credit card, savings account or checking account to be automatically billed monthly according to your payment schedule. Both semester and annual plans are available. You can choose a 4-month, 8-month, 10-month, or 12-month payment plan, beginning in January, March, May, July, August or October.

Step Two

2

Before selecting the terms for your payment plan, contact a Student Accounts Specialist at (601) 968-5933 to discuss your individual needs and establish a payment plan based on your course schedule.

Step Three

3

Once you have spoken with a Student Accounts Specialist, you will use the following link to the plan website (https://belhaven.afford.com) to select the term and enter the appropriate amount due to Belhaven. Depending on the term you select, you will be charged a one-time service fee of $47 to $65 and there are no monthly interest charges. The card or account information you provide will be used to process your payment each month. If you encounter difficulties accessing the link, you may also call (800) 722-4867 for assistance with enrolling in the plan.

Questions? Contact the Student Accounts Office at (601) 968-5933.

 

Important Notes:

  • We will work with students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employer. Contact the Student Accounts Office for details.
  • If you are using financial aid to pay for tuition, you must be admitted and enrolled to the program of your choice before your student loan funds can be released.
  • If you prefer not to use a payment plan, and would rather make a one-time payment, you may do so using your student portal or you may mail a check to Belhaven University, Adult and Graduate Admission, 4780 I-55 North, Suite 125, Jackson, MS 39211.