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Financial Aid Checklist and FAQs

Financial Aid Checklist
  • Complete your FAFSA.
  • Review your SAR (Student Aid Report) e-mail from the Department of Education for missing information.
  • Review your Financial Aid Notification and Outstanding Requirements through MyBelmont.
    Complete Verification if selected.
  • Complete any required forms (Outside Scholarship, Multi-Student Discount, Third Party Billing, etc.) and return the forms to SFS.
  • Use our Cost Estimator to estimate your charges for the year.
  • If borrowing Stafford loans, please visit https://studentaid.gov/ and complete Entrance Counseling and  Master Promissory Note.
  • For parents borrowing a Parent PLUS loan, visit https://studentaid.gov/ and complete the Parent PLUS application and the Master Promissory Note. 
  • For questions on how to set up Nelnet Payment Plan, you can click here or call 1-800-609-8056.
  • Set up any Authorized Users through your MyBelmont account. E-bill statements will only be sent to students and Authorized Users.
  • E-bill statements will be sent out in mid-July for students who priority register for the Fall 2022 semester.
  • Pay your account in full by August 10, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester.
Helpful Tips Throughout the Year
  • Check your Belmont email account regularly.
  • Set up your authorized users and complete the FERPA form.
  • Monitor your student account information online.
  • Sign up for Direct Deposit for any credit balance refunds.
  • Visit SFS and MyBelmont for important updates and information.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. Do I have to be admitted to Belmont University before I can apply for financial aid?
  • Q. Do I have to apply for financial aid every year?
  • Q. Why should I have a FSA User ID?
  • Q. What is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and how is financial need determined?
  • Q. If my parents do not claim me on their tax return, and I am self-sufficient, am I independent for financial aid purposes?
  • Q. My parents make a lot of money so I probably won't qualify for financial aid; should I still file the FAFSA?
  • Q. What will happen to my financial aid award if I move to off-campus housing?
  • Q. I've already completed a bachelor's degree and I want to take courses towards another bachelor's degree - what aid is available to me?