Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services ensures that students are able to afford their education by working with them on a number of factors unique to every student's journey. This service works to inform students about financial aid or scholarship options available to assist incoming or current students as they plan to afford their student account balance. To do this, they send students and their families informative communications, to proactively educate on key financial aid concepts and deadlines, provide informative student account statements, and reminders about overdue balances, and options for payment.
Here to Help
Financial aid, scholarships, and payment topics can seem overwhelming and confusing at times. Don't go through it alone, ask us questions or request a meeting with our rock star Student Financial Services team located on first floor of Noonan Hall. We are here to will help your navigate the world of financial aid and student accounts at Briar Cliff University.
|Monday - Friday
||8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
*Regular hours may vary during summer break, holiday breaks, or for special events on campus.*
Frequently Asked Questions
|How do I make a payment on my student account?
While specific payment due dates will be provided each semester by the Student Financial Services Office, in general, each semester's charges are to be paid in full on or before the 1st day of that semester. Any charges posted to the student account after the first day of the semester are due within 30 days of that charge.
Account statements may be viewed online on the BCYou! Portal (you will need a student username and password). Statements are also sent out in hard copy format monthly (around the 10th). You can expect to receive your statements 2-4 months prior to the first day of classes for that semester, depending on your registration date. Payments may be made by credit card, money transfer, check, or cash.
|How do I apply for financial assistance at Briar Cliff?
To be eligible for any financial aid at Briar Cliff, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). This must be completed every year that you are attending a higher education institution in the United States. Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, so we recommend completing the application at the beginning of each calendar year.
The Briar Cliff University FAFSA number is 001846. Using this number when you complete your application will ensure the results are sent to our Financial Support Services team so they can use it to help prepare your yearly financial award letter.
We encourage every student complete their FAFSA application and Briar Cliff University scholarship application every year.
Complete Your FAFSA
|How do I activate my federal student loans?
Students who wish to activate their loans must complete the Master Promissory Note and an Entrance Counseling session. These items can be completed by visiting www.studentaid.gov.
Do you have your Financial Student Aid ID credentials ready?