Blue Cliff College offers an affordable way to an outstanding education. But, we know that despite trying our best to keep tuition costs down, not everybody is capable of paying for their educational pursuits out-of-pocket. For some, financial aid and other forms of tuition assistance are needed.
At Blue Cliff, our financial aid staff is fully committed to helping every student obtain the financial assistance that works best for them. Whether you are able to pay for your program in cash or you need to apply for student grants, loans or other financial aid resources, we are here to help you through the entire process.
Blue Cliff College also offers flexible financing plans to those students who qualify. Financial plans vary, depending on the length of the program being financed and the amount of the student’s initial down payment.
All of Blue Cliff College’s campuses in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas participate in several of the most trusted Federal Financial Aid Programs, including:
Federal Pell Grants – Pell Grants are federally-funded grants that are awarded to those who qualify. Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and submit the application to the Financial Aid Office at the College in order to apply.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program – Direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans are available to students who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the federal regulations. No interest is charged while the student is in school for at least half of the time. Direct unsubsidized loans are not based on financial need and interest is charged during all periods. The FAFSA is required to apply for the direct loan programs at Blue Cliff College.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loan – Direct PLUS Loans are low interest loans that are available to parents of dependent students or for graduate/professional degree students. Interest is charged during all periods. A FAFSA is not required when applying for a Direct PLUS loan.
Federal Direct Consolidation Loans – Students who have existing student loans may apply for a consolidation loan upon graduation or withdrawal from Blue Cliff College. Information regarding consolidation loans will be provided during the student’s exit interview.
TOPS Scholarship Program – TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend either one of the Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities, schools that are a part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Louisiana-approved Proprietary and Cosmetology Schools, or institutions that are part of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Students who enroll at Blue Cliff College may also be eligible to participate in other financial aid assistance programs. These include tuition assistance programs through the Workforce Investment Act, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the State Vocational Rehabilitation services. Students who are interested in these programs should contact these agencies directly to see if they qualify. Contact information can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.
Refund Policy for Students on DVA Benefits – A pro-rata refund policy, as required by Title 38 U.S. Code, Section 3676(e)(13), is administered in the event a veteran or other eligible person fails to enter, withdraws, or discontinues attendance. For more details and to download the refund forms from the VA Website go to:
- Alexandria: 1-888-542-1214
- Houma: 1-888-829-3887
- Lafayette: 1-888-831-4347
- Metairie: 1-888-853-3349
- Shreveport: 1-888-908-9307
- Gulfport: 1-888-643-4755
- Fayetteville: 1-888-641-3979
Questions? Email Jackie Greer