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Financial Aid for Adult Learners


The following financial aid options are available to qualified adult learners who enroll full-time in a daytime, on-campus program, and who will be attending Briar Cliff for the first time. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.

(Note: All awards require completion of the FAFSA). 

Adult Learner Scholarship

  • AMOUNT: $5,000 (instantly awarded)
  • REQUIREMENTS: Instantly awarded to adult learners (ages 23 and over) upon acceptance to Briar Cliff University. Requires a minimum high school or college transfer GPA of 2.0
  • RENEWABLE: Yes (requires 2.0 GPA)
  • DEADLINE: None

Community College Graduate Scholarship

  • AMOUNT: $10,000 (Cannot be combined with other scholarships)
  • REQUIREMENTS: Must have an Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree, and a 2.5 cumulative GPA. 
  • RENEWABLE: Yes (requires 2.0 GPA)
  • DEADLINE: May 30, 2014
    Download Application (PDF)

Continuing Education Scholarship

  • AMOUNT: $2,000 (Can be combined with other scholarships)
  • REQUIREMENTS: Must be a high school graduate or G.E.D. recipient prior to 2010. 
  • RENEWABLE: Yes (requires 2.0 GPA)
  • DEADLINE: May 30, 2014
    Download Application (PDF)

BCU Annual and Endowed Scholarships

Briar Cliff recognizes students who have compiled outstanding records of scholastic achievement, displayed exceptional leadership qualities and/or developed remarkable talents. These awards will be given at the discretion of the appropriate department. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.

 

Other Scholarships

Outside scholarship sources are also available, and students are encouraged to apply for them. New scholarship opportunities are posted every day on the Bishop Mueller Library scholarships page, so check back often!