Discover your Future
at Bluefield State

Achieve your goals with Financial Aid,
Scholarships and Grants.

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Your Costs

Use the Net Price Calculator to project your eligibility for federal and state financial aid programs.

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Tuition Rates

Looking for a quick ballpark figure? We've got you covered. You can use our tuition chart to find out how much merit aid you might receive.

Hours Resident Metro Rate Non-Resident
12 4,420 5,965 8,015
16 + 296 381 544

*Students taking 16 credit hours or more will be assessed the Academic Support Fee per credit hour:

Room and Board Charges Rate Per Semester 2022-23
Double Room (amount per student) $2,500
Residential 14 Meals per Week $2,300

Paying for college

We are here to assist you as you plan your college expenses and encourage you to contact us at the Office of Financial Aid.

We understand that higher education is costly, and many students will need some type of assistance. Here you will find information about aid from federal, state and institutional sources.


Scholarships

A scholarship is a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. It is often merit-based or restricted to a select population of students. 85 percent of our new students who attended Bluefield State College in 2019–20 received some type of gift aid.

Some of our available scholarships include:

  • Almeta H. Martin Endowed Scholarship - Preferred Education Major; if education major is not available, other majors would qualify. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Reflects potential academic promise. Must have financial need

  • Benjamin H. Martin Endowed Scholarship - Preferred Education Major; if education major is not available, other majors would qualify. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Reflects potential academic promise. Must have financial need.

  • BOG Auxiliary - An Academic Tuition and/or Fee Waiver awarded to entering freshmen, and transfer students based on academic excellence as determined by ACT/SAT score and GPA.

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Learn More About FAFSA

Completing the FAFSA form is the first step to obtaining federal student aid to pay for your higher education. Follow along with this information to set you up for success and submit it on time.

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Start Your FAFSA Application

After completing your free FAFSA application, view the Financial Aid Process to better understand how it works.

FAFSA School Code - 003809

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Financial Literacy

B-State has teamed up with Inceptia to give you a leg up on financial education via their online program.

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Grants

Federal and state grant programs can help pay your college costs. Grants are typically need-based and not required to be paid back.

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Loans

You and your parents can borrow up to the full amount of your estimated Cost of Attendance (or budget) each academic year. Unlike scholarships, all loans must be repaid, usually with interest.

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Student Employment

Earn spending money and valuable experience for your resume. We'll help you find a job on campus.

Student Employment

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at Bluefield State

Don't let financial obstacles hold you back

We have affordable tuition at a price
below the national average.

Attendance Requirements

You must begin attendance in all classes equaling the number of semester hours upon which the aid award is based. If you are reported for non-attendance, you may have to repay a portion or all of your financial awards.

Withdrawal Protocol

If you officially withdraw from the College, institutional refunds will be applied to financial aid accounts first in accordance with federal and institutional policy. You may be required to repay a portion of the balance of a grant depending on the date of withdrawal, or notification of non-attendance.

1. Log into myBSC at mybsc.bluefieldstate.edu

2. Go to the Student Resources Box

3. Click Financial Aid and enter aid year

4. Click Award Offered

5. Accept/Modify or decline awards offered

Tips when accepting or declining your offered awards:

Read and accept the Terms and Conditions. Failure to accept the Terms and Conditions will delay the disbursement of your accepted financial aid and refund.

Review all information before accept/modify or decline.

If you accept the students loans you must complete the entrance counseling and master promissory note at "https://studentaid.gov" if you are a first time loan borrow at Bluefield State College.

Dont' worry if you make a mistake, we can fix it with an email sent to financialaid@bluefieldstate.edu from your B-State email account. Always include your BSC ID number.


Contact Us

For additional information on financial aid contact the Financial Aid Office at (304) 327-4020 or here.

FAFSA School Code - 003809

Paying for your education can feel like an overwhelming hurdle, but the team at B-State can help. Most of our students receive aid of some kind, and we’ll direct you to the best option for you, whether that’s through federal or state funding or a scholarship opportunity.

The most important thing to do, which begins the process, is fill out a free application for federal student aid (or FAFSA). For consideration for the WV Grant (for West Virginia residents only), your application must be submitted by April 15. Be sure to complete all sections of the form and list the Bluefield State school code (003809) in the appropriate box.

Once you’ve filed your application, you will receive a report for your records. B-State's Financial Aid office will receive a copy for their records. If we need any additional information, we’ll get in touch. Once all materials are submitted, you can expect to receive a decision letter in around two to three weeks (though the timing depends on when you apply).


Payments Related to Financial Aid

Tuition, fees and other college expenses (such as book loans and parking fines, etc.) will be collected from the first available source(s) of aid. 

Students must attend all classes so that the total number of semester hours equals the hours upon which the aid award is based. Those reported for non-attendance may have to repay a portion or all of their awards. 

If students officially withdraw from the college, institutional refunds will be applied to financial aid accounts first, in accordance with federal and institutional policy. Students may be required to repay a portion of the balance of a grant depending on the date of withdrawal or the date of notified non-attendance.

Tuition & Fees