There are many scholarship opportunities available to help eligible students fund their education. Scholarships could lower the price of your education and, unlike student loans, do not need to be repaid. In most cases, the funds received apply directly toward paying your tuition.
How do I find and apply for college scholarships?
Brightwood College encourages you to seek outside sources for scholarship aid. The following websites allow you to search and apply for private scholarships:
- Scholarships.com - Search millions of college scholarships and grants.
- Fastweb - A leading scholarship search provider for over 15 years, this site features a comprehensive database of available scholarships, plus information and advice that could help you win more scholarships
- Studentaid.ed.gov - This site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. You can access much of the information, publications, and links on the site without an ID.
Other scholarship search sites exist, but beware of fraudulent sites or those that charge for their services. Visit the Scholarships and Grants section of the enrollment portal for more about scholarship resources and scams.
Brightwood College cannot guarantee that students will be eligible to receive any scholarship. It is the student’s responsibility to carefully review the requirements for any scholarships of interest.
What is a private, or outside, scholarship?
Outside scholarships are funds you receive from public and private agencies to pay for a portion or all of your tuition, fees, or required textbooks. You must apply for these scholarships through a separate process.
How does a private scholarship get applied toward tuition?
When a private agency pays a portion of your tuition, fees, or required textbooks, this is considered third-party billing. The agency will receive a bill directly from Brightwood College and send the payment directly to the School (not to you, the student).
Scholarship third-party billing is only available as an option if the student/private agency provides the necessary tuition assistance documents prior to each term of enrollment. The tuition assistance documents must meet all standard requirements and will provide Brightwood College with direct bill authorization. If the private agency determines you are no longer eligible to receive a scholarship, you will be responsible for paying the tuition balance.
To have a private agency approved for direct billing, please contact your campus to provide the following information:
- The name of the agency
- The contact information for the Educational Benefits Coordinator