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FINANCIAL AID For International Students



For information regarding financial resources and scholarships, international students should contact the Office of International Admissions.

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Academic Scholarship

AMOUNT: Up to $10,000 per academic year, based on GPA
REQUIREMENTS: A completed application to BCU, and cumulative 2.0 GPA from previous coursework
To qualify, you must apply for admission to Briar Cliff University.

Apply here

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Athletic Scholarships

AMOUNT: Based on head coach's decision
REQUIREMENTS: Remain academically eligible in the following sports: Men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track and field, men's football, men's baseball, men's wrestling, women's softball and women's volleyball.
INTERVIEW: Not required
RENEWABLE: Yes (based on participation) 
For more info, visit the BCU athletic website → 

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Fine Arts Scholarships (Art, Music & Theatre)

AMOUNT: Awards vary based on department chairperson's decision
REQUIREMENTS: Audition or portfolio
INTERVIEW: Recommended
RENEWABLE: Yes (based on program guidelines)
For more info, contact the Financial Aid Office →

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Franciscan Scholarships

AMOUNT: $1,000 or more (awards vary)
REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate financial need, along with campus, community and service involvement in the Franciscan tradition. Certain applicants must also be a first generation college student, a minority, and international student or a woman experiencing social disadvantage.
INTERVIEW: Not required
DEADLINE: March 23

Download application (PDF) →

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Work Study

Eligible students can earn extra financial aid with a part-time job on campus. Awards are based on calculated need, as determined by information provided on the FAFSA. Students generally work between 5-10 hours per week to earn work study awards, which range from $500 to $3,000 per academic year.

Every year, Briar Cliff hosts a job fair during the first week of classes. Students may sign up and visit with interested employers at that point in time, or apply any time during the year as opportunities arise. Work study opportunities are posted on BCU's College Central Network

Employment earnings are paid twice each month, directly to the student for hours worked. This aid will not show as credit on the tuition bill, since students are allowed to spend this money any way they see fit.

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