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First Year Students

ANNUAL TUITION

FULL TIME TRADITIONAL STUDENTS TUITION (12 — 18 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER) $18,500 / annually
ADDITIONAL CREDIT HOURS (ABOVE 18) $617 / credit hour
PART-TIME DAY TUITION (1-11 CR. HRS) (PER CREDIT HOUR) $617 / credit hour

ANNUAL HOUSING

O’CONNELL OR POELLATH (All First year Freshman) $5,828 / annually

ANNUAL MEALS

BASIC MEAL PLAN (14 MEALS/WEEK W/ $200 FLEX DOLLARS) $4,266
*the meal plan is subject to a 6.75% NC sales tax
UNLIMITED MEAL PLAN (W/ $100 FLEX DOLLARS) $4,466
*the meal plan is subject to a 6.75% NC sales tax

ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT

NEW RESIDENT STUDENT $400
RETURNING STUDENT (RESIDENT/COMMUTER) $300
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$5,000 Trustees Award

  • Avg. GPA 3.5, Avg. SAT (Comp): 1380, Min ACT (Comp): 30 

$4,000 Chancellor’s Award

  • Avg. GPA 3.2, Avg. SAT (Comp): 1160, Min ACT (Comp): 24

$3,500 Presidential Award

  • Avg. GPA 3.0, Avg. SAT (Comp): 1070, Min ACT (Comp): 21

$2,000 Abbey Community Grant

  • Avg. GPA 2.75, Avg. SAT (Comp): 1000, Min ACT (Comp): 19

Curlin Scholars Program:

  • Award Amount: $9,250
  • Qualifications: 3.5 Unweighted GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT
  • Duration: Renewable for up to 4 years. Students must be full-time and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA
  • Contact Lindsay-Janae Raphael: lindsayjanaeraphael@bac.edu704-461-5066

Honors College: 

  • Award Amount: $8,500
  • Qualifications: 3.5 Unweighted GPA and 1200 SAT or 25 ACT
  • Duration: Renewable for up to 4 years. Students must be full-time and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA
  • Contact Linda Randazzo: lindarandazzo@bac.edu704-461-6886

Hintemeyer Catholic Leadership Award: 

  • Award Amount: $6,500
  • Qualifications: 3.2 Unweighted GPA and 1050 SAT or 21 ACT
  • Duration: Renewable for up to 4 years. Students must be full-time and remain in good academic standing
  • Contact Linda Randazzo: lindarandazzo@bac.edu704-461-6886

St. Thomas More Scholarship 

  • Award Amount: $5,500
  • Qualifications: 3.3 Unweighted GPA and 1100 SAT or 22 ACT
  • Duration: Renewable for up to 4 years. Students must be full-time and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Contact Ally Hortenberry: allyhortenberry@bac.edu704-461-6885

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Out-of-State Grant*

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Requirements:

Commuter Grant*

  • Amount: $1,000 + 5 free lunches a week
  • Requirements:
    • GPA of 3.0+
    • Must fill out the FAFSA
    • Must live within 50 miles of campus

Athletic Scholarships

*Cannot be stacked with an athletic scholarship.

Federal Pell Grant

The Pell grant is a federal entitlement program that provides funds to students enrolled at approved colleges. The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) number on the Student Aid Report (SAR) determines the amount of each grant. This information is generated through the Department of Education and is emailed or mailed to the applicant at his/her home address. Annual maximum and minimum awards vary. The 2019-2020 minimum award is $657. The 2019-2020 maximum award is $6195.

Eligibility is based on the following:

  • Enrollment as a regular student in an eligible program
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residence with proper documentation
  • Undergraduate student not previously receiving a bachelor’s degree
  • Does not owe a refund or is not in default on any federal financial aid
  • Is in compliance with Selective Service Registration requirements

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program is a federal non-repayable program that provides money to a limited number of undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Supplemental grants range from $200 to $4,000 per academic year depending on your need and availability of funds. There is no aggregate limit of FSEOG funds that a student may receive.

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North Carolina Need Based Scholarship

The North Carolina Need Based Scholarship is a need based grant. In order to qualify to receive this grant, the student must be a legal resident of North Carolina and be enrolled for at least 9 credit hours (three-quarter time) per semester. The state will determine the student’s eligibility as based on the FAFSA application. The grant amount received by the student is based upon the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

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Federal Student Loan Programs

Subsidized Stafford Loans

Any student who files a FAFSA and who meets the eligibility requirements will qualify for a Federal Stafford Loan. Subsidized Stafford Loans do not accrue interest until a student ceases to be enrolled. The interest rate is set each year on July 1, and is a fixed rate loan. For 2019-2020 the subsidized interest rate is 4.5%.

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

If you do not meet the financial need criteria to qualify for a subsidized loan, you may still apply for an unsubsidized loan. You are responsible for paying the interest while you are in school. If you cannot make the interest payments, the interest can be added to your principle balance. The interest rate is set each year on July 1, and is a fixed rate loan. For 2019-2020 the unsubsidized loan interest rate is 4.5%.

Federal Loan Programs for Parents

Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

PLUS Loans are available for every creditworthy parent who is a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, who has completed the FAFSA.

Parents may apply for a PLUS Loan at studentaid.gov. Please complete this step no later than June 1. A delay can prevent the loan from being credited to your student’s account prior to first-semester tuition due date of July 1. First-time PLUS Loan borrowers at Belmont Abbey College are also required to complete an online master promissory note. For 2019-2020 the PLUS loan interest rate is 7.10%.

Federal Work Study is a campus-based employment program. The funds for this program are awarded by the institution. Application for this program is filing the FAFSA.

The Federal Work Study award is for undergraduate students only and is need-based. This fund is not deducted from the student’s tuition bill. The eligible student will be notified by the Human Resource Office of campus–based employment opportunities and will apply and interview for the positions. They will earn minimum wage which is paid directly to the student on a monthly basis.

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Golden LEAF Scholarship Program

The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program is designed to assist current high school seniors and North Carolina community college transfer students. Recipients must be from certain rural counties, demonstrate both financial need and merit, and plan to attend participating North Carolina colleges and universities. The scholarship is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation through a grant to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. The number of years of scholarship support depends on the degree sought and the number of credits transferred.

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Golden Door Scholars Program

Golden Door Scholars invests in education and careers access for high-performing DACA students. Their approach includes four-year college scholarships for high-performing high school grads and professional development and internship support. Since 2013, Golden Door has awarded scholarships to 45 exceptional students from an applicant pool of over 2200 students.

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College Foundation of North Carolina

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.  High School seniors from qualifying counties are eligible for up to a $12,000 scholarship ($3000 per year for four years) to attend participating colleges and universities.

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The Cardinal Newman Society Essay Scholarship

The Cardinal Newman Society is pleased to announce its fourth annual Essay Scholarship Contest. The winning essay writer will be awarded $5,000 toward the cost of attending a college recommended in The Newman Guide in the fall of 2020.

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Alternative Loan Programs

Alternative loans are non-federal loans for students.  These loans are creditworthy so the student will need a creditworthy cosigner.  The cosigner is someone who will be responsible for repaying the loan if the student fails to repay. Students considering borrowing an alternative loan should investigate the terms of the loan prior to applying.  Federal loans should always be considered prior to applying for an alternative loan.

Applying for an alternative loan may take a few weeks.  Please make sure that you allow enough time for processing.  The college must receive confirmation of your approved loan application prior to the billing due date.

Please refer to our Code of Conduct regarding Educational Loans.

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