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Grants and Work Study

Grants are a form of need-based aid distributed to students. Grants do not need to be repaid. Work study places students in on-campus work positions. Eligibility for grant and work-study programs is determined by the information on your FAFSA.



Institutional Grants
Tuition discount grants: Dependent children of full-time employees of agencies of the Southern Baptist Convention are given a tuition discount of $250 per semester.

If two or more students from the same family are attending Belmont, a two-student discount of $100 per student per semester will be given. Application forms must be obtained from and returned to Belmont Central.

Church-related vocational grants: To be eligible for this grant, students must be members of a Tennessee Baptist Convention Church and must be studying for a church-related vocation -- pastoral, education, music, youth, or missions ministries. Applications must be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Services before the close of each semester.

Students must abide by Belmont University's Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to continue receiving funding. A copy of the policy may be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Services. Students must also agree to represent Belmont University in church on Baptist College and Seminary Day.

Church-University Matching Grant: Belmont will match up to $250 per semester for a full-time student whose Tennessee Baptist Church has given him or her support. Applications may be obtained from Belmont Central. In order to receive the grant, students need to complete and return the form to Belmont Central along with the church donation.
Government Grants
Federal Pell Grant: This grant from the federal government is based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The maximum grant is determined each year by legislation. Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

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Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG): A federal grant administered by Belmont, this award goes to students and families that exhibit extreme financial need. Awards vary in amount based on need. 

Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA): This direct grant from the state of Tennessee is awarded to undergraduate Tennessee residents. All awards are based on financial need.

Federal student work study:  Students are awarded positions based on need and availability of funds. Students can work in on-campus positions for up to 20 hours per week.