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Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

If you wish to receive Financial Aid, here are the steps you need to complete:

  1. FEDERAL STUDENT AID ID (Formerly Federal Student Aid PIN)
    Many of the applications below require you to obtain a FSA ID (user account). Please visit these sites to get more information on creating a new FSA ID.

    Create your FSA ID account

     
  2. FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)

This application is sent directly to the Federal Processor. After processing, a Student Aid Report (SAR) is sent to the student, and an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) is electronically sent to the Financial Aid Office, provided our Title IV school code (006389) is listed on the FAFSA. We advise you to complete your FAFSA by February 1st to be eligible for the most financial aid.

If you are attending May 16, 2022 - April 21, 2023, please complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA
  
(Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and/or Spring 2023)
If you are attending May 8, 2023 - April 19, 2024, please complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA
   (Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and/or Spring 2024)

There are two ways to complete the FAFSA:

  1. Via the Internet at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
  2. Directly through the Financial Aid Office by appointment (to be completed online)

    Please click here for a link that describes the Data Retrieval Tool Process on the FAFSA

    (The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and transfer the data directly into their FAFSA from the IRS Web site).

    Click here for information about how your federal student aid is determined.
     
  3. INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

    Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College offers Institutional scholarships for our incoming students. Please see this webpage for further information.

  4. NEW FULL-RIDE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
    Students admitted into Goldfarb's undergraduate program are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

    The “full-ride” scholarships cover 100% of Goldfarb tuition and fees. Applicants and continuing students in the Upper Division or Accelerated BSN programs at Goldfarb will be considered for the scholarships based on several qualifying factors including merit, enrollment demographics, and/or financial need. Please see this webpage for further information.

  5. EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    For current students as well as students that haven't started the program yet, but have been admitted to the College, please visit the External Scholarships Website
     
  6. FEDERAL STAFFORD LOANS
    After completing the FAFSA, and in order to receive a Federal Stafford Loan, you must sign a Master Promissory Note, and complete Entrance Counseling. Once you graduate, withdrawal or drop below half time attendance you are required to complete Exit Counseling.

    Educational loans, repayment begins six months after separation from the school. There are two types of Stafford Loans:
    1. Subsidized: Need-based; government pays the interest while in school, during six month grace period, and future deferment periods

      Please click here for important information regarding changes to Subsidized Stafford Loans After July 1, 2013
       
    2. Unsubsidized: Non need-based; loan gains interest after first disbursement is sent to school; borrower may choose to pay interest monthly or defer the interest into the principle of the loan.

      Undergraduate student loan limits (RN to BSN, BSN Upper Division, BSN Accelerated)
       

      DEPENDENT STUDENT

      INDEPENDENT STUDENT OR DEPENDENT STUDENT WHOSE PARENT IS INELIGIBLE FOR PLUS

      Third- and Subsequent-Years Undergraduates    
      Base Stafford Loan eligibility
      (subsidized and unsubsidized)
      $5,500 $5,500
      Additional unsubsidized Stafford loan eligibility $2,000 $7,000
      Maximum Third- and Subsequent-Years Total $7,500 $12,500

      Graduate student loan limits (MSN, CRNA, DNP/PhD)
       

      DEPENDENT STUDENT

      INDEPENDENT STUDENT OR DEPENDENT STUDENT WHOSE PARENT IS INELIGIBLE FOR PLUS

      Graduate and Professional Students    
      Unsubsidized Stafford loan eligibility N/A $20,500
      Maximum Graduate/Professional Total N/A $20,500

      *You will be required to complete Exit counseling once you complete your program, withdraw, or drop below half time attendance.
      **For graduate students whose loan period is on or after July 1, 2012, you are no longer eligible for a Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan. Graduate students are still eligible to borrow the full annual limit of $20,500, you would only be eligible for a Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loan.
       
  7. GRADUATE PLUS LOANS (For MSN, CRNA, or DNP/PhD students only)
    If you are wanting to apply for a loan for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and/or Spring 2023 term(s), please go to studentaid.gov where you can apply for a Graduate PLUS loan, and click aid year 2022-2023.  Once you log in, please click "Request a Direct PLUS loan". Then click on the loan type (Grad PLUS). Please proceed with the application. As long as the application lists our school, we will receive the results, and process the application from there. Grad PLUS loans for the 2023-2024 academic year will not be available until Spring 2023.

    *You will be required to complete Exit counseling once you complete your program, withdraw, or drop below half time attendance.
     
  8. PARENT PLUS LOANS (For dependent students who need additional funding)
    If you are wanting to apply for a loan for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and/or Spring 2023 term(s), please go to studentaid.gov where you can apply for a Parent PLUS loan, and click aid year 2022-2023. Once you log in, please click "Request a Direct PLUS loan". Then click on the loan type (Parent PLUS). Please proceed with the application. As long as the application lists our school, we will receive the results, and process the application from there. Parent PLUS loans for the 2023-2024 academic year will not be available until Spring 2023.
     
  9. PRIVATE ALTERNATIVE LOANS (For student, parent or other borrowers)
    An alternative loan can help pay for things like remaining balances, living expenses, books and supplies, past due balances for previously attending our school and other educationally related expenses. These loans are based on credit and may need a co-signer. These loans are certified by our school and conveniently are credited directly to your account. If your loan exceeds your charges, you will be sent a refund check to use for educationally related expenses. Please click below for more information.

    To Apply: Private Alternative Loan Options

    Please Note: If approved for an alternative loan, your loan will be divided up equally based on the loan period you've requested when you applied. If you wish to have specific amounts per term i.e. $4000 Summer, $5000 Fall, and $6000 Spring, you must let our office know in writing. 

    When applying for a private alternative loan for example, please apply for the current academic year only (Summer/Fall/Spring). For instance if you are starting your program in the Fall term, you would apply for one loan for Fall and Spring. Then you would re-apply for a new loan for the following Summer and beyond. However, If you are starting in the Accelerated program for a Summer term, please apply for the length of your program (Summer, Fall, Spring).

     
  10. OTHER OPTIONS
    Interest Free Loan of St. Louis - This organization offers interest free loans to needy students

    MOFELP Loan - This is a loan option for Missouri residents who are pursuing a first bachelor degree, have an EFC of $20,000 or less for the current academic year, have either a 21+ ACT score or 2.5+, and have accepted all of their Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans already. Additional criteria must also be met. The loan is a maximum of $5000 with a 0% interest rate and minimum $5/month payment while in school. Funding for this loan is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

    Missouri Health Professional Nursing Student Loan - This loan is offered through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to Missouri residents who are attending a nursing program full-time. If awarded, the recipient is required to work in any Missouri hospital (or other hospital in a designated healthcare shortage area) for at least 1 year. Each award from this program equates to one year of of a service obligation, and the recipient cannot have any other conflicting service obligation. If a service obligation is not fulfilled, the grant converts to a loan with a 9.5% interest rate. The application cycle is open annually from January 1-March 1.

    Stride Funding - Stride Funding provides Income-Share Agreements (ISA) to students who are pursuing a degree in the healthcare field. An ISA is somewhat similar to a private student loan but bases their repayment on the borrower's income. Stride only provides funding up to $25,000 per academic year at this time. Their repayment is managed by MOHELA, a federal loan servicer.

If you have any questions about any of these processes please call your appropriate Financial Aid Counselor.


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