Benedictine University is committed to you and your family throughout this process.  Our commitment is that all admitted students receive some form of academic scholarship to help Benedictine provide a transformative affordable private education.


Check out available scholarships you may be eligible for upon applying to BenU by visiting here.

Financial Aid

What is financial aid?

Financial aid is monetary assistance that helps make higher education affordable to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. When a family’s resources are insufficient to cover all expenses, financial aid programs are available to provide additional assistance.

  • Grants and scholarships are forms of gift aid and are not repaid.
  • Student loans offer funds that are repaid, typically at low interest rates.
  • Part-time employment opportunities, both on and off campus, provide another means of earning money for educational expenses.

Who qualifies for financial aid?

In general, there are two types of students who qualify for financial aid:

  • Those who need it – when an analysis of financial need has determined that you and your family will not be able to afford all the expenses.
  • Those who merit it – for students who demonstrate academic achievement, regardless of their financial resources.

How do I apply for financial aid?

FAFSA

All students applying for need-based financial aid are asked to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at fafsa.gov.

  • Obtain FSA IDs for you and your parent or guardian to electronically access and sign the FAFSA online at fsaid.ed.gov.
  • Include school code 001767 to release the results of your FAFSA to Benedictine’s Office of Financial Aid.
  • Apply as soon as possible after October 1st to be considered for limited state and federal funds.

If you are a resident of Arizona and wish to be considered for state grant funds to azgrants.az.gov.

 

Federal and State Aid

Information on federal and state programs may be subject to change at any time due to changes in legislation.

Federal Aid Programs

What are the sources of financial aid?

The first responsibility for paying for your education rests with you and your family. If your resources are not sufficient to meet all the expenses of the school of your choice, then you should qualify for financial aid from one or more sources. There are four major sources of educational funds:

  • Student and family
  • Federal and state government
  • The University
  • Private sources
Grants and Work Study
Federal Pell Grant

Amount: Up to $5,550
Eligibility: Demonstration of exceptional need (FAFSA)

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant

Amount: Varies, based on need
Eligibility: Demonstration of exceptional need (FAFSA)

Federal Work Study

Amount: Hourly wages up to 20 hours per week
Eligibility: Demonstration of need (FAFSA)

Loans
Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan

Amount: Limit of $23,000 for all four years of undergraduate work
Eligibility: Demonstration of need (FAFSA); enrolled for at least six semester hours
Repayment: Begins six months after student ceases to be enrolled for at least six semester hours

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

Amount: Limit of $31,000, less amounts borrowed under subsidized Stafford Loan program
Eligibility: Enrolled for at least six semester hours
Repayment: Begins six months after student ceases to be enrolled for at least six semester hours

Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program (Parent Loan)

Amount: Cost of education minus other financial aid
Eligibility: Enrolled for at least six semester hours
Repayment: Varies

State Aid Programs

Must be a resident of Arizona.
Apply at azgrants.az.gov.

Math, Science, Special Education Teacher Forgiveness Loan Program (MSSE)

Amount: Up to $7,000
Eligibility: Demonstration of exceptional need (FAFSA); must have completed 60 college credits at the time of application. Loan is forgivable upon agreement to teach in an Arizona public school.

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Upcoming Events

Jun
8
Summer Faith & Justice Reading Group
Mesa Branch Campus
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Details

Summer Faith & Justice Reading Group

Date: June 08

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: ZOOM

Event Sponsor: Library, Center for Benedictine Values, Campus Ministry, Intercultural Education

Contact: Peter Huff    phuff@ben.edu

Event Description:

All faculty and staff are invited to join the Faith and Justice Summer Reading Group. Participate at the level and frequency comfortable for you. We’ll meet via Zoom on five Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 pm CDT: June 8 and 22, July 13 and 27, and August 10. Here’s the research link created by Joan Hopkins: https://researchguides.ben.edu/FJ-2022. Please see the Zoom link below.

Please register with Carrie Ankeny (cankeny@ben.edu) or Dr. Pat Somers (psomers@ben.edu). The first ten people to register will receive a free copy of Jemar Tisby’s How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey toward Racial Justice (Zondervan, 2021). The free copies may be picked up at the Lisle campus Library Circulation Desk or shipped directly to you.

Topic: Faith and Justice Reading Group
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

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Jun
22
Summer Faith & Justice Reading Group
Mesa Branch Campus
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Details

Summer Faith & Justice Reading Group

Date: June 22

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: ZOOM

Event Sponsor: Library, Center for Benedictine Values, Campus Ministry, Intercultural Education

Contact: Peter Huff    phuff@ben.edu

Event Description:

All faculty and staff are invited to join the Faith and Justice Summer Reading Group. Participate at the level and frequency comfortable for you. We’ll meet via Zoom on five Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 pm CDT: June 8 and 22, July 13 and 27, and August 10. Here’s the research link created by Joan Hopkins: https://researchguides.ben.edu/FJ-2022. Please see the Zoom link below.

Please register with Carrie Ankeny (cankeny@ben.edu) or Dr. Pat Somers (psomers@ben.edu). The first ten people to register will receive a free copy of Jemar Tisby’s How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey toward Racial Justice (Zondervan, 2021). The free copies may be picked up at the Lisle campus Library Circulation Desk or shipped directly to you.

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

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Meeting ID: 859 5942 3538

Passcode: 010773

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Jul
13
Summer Faith & Justice Reading Group
Mesa Branch Campus
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Details

Summer Faith & Justice Reading Group

Date: July 13

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: ZOOM

Event Sponsor: Library, Center for Benedictine Values, Campus Ministry, Intercultural Education

Contact: Peter Huff    phuff@ben.edu

Event Description:

All faculty and staff are invited to join the Faith and Justice Summer Reading Group. Participate at the level and frequency comfortable for you. We’ll meet via Zoom on five Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 pm CDT: June 8 and 22, July 13 and 27, and August 10. Here’s the research link created by Joan Hopkins: https://researchguides.ben.edu/FJ-2022. Please see the Zoom link below.

Please register with Carrie Ankeny (cankeny@ben.edu) or Dr. Pat Somers (psomers@ben.edu). The first ten people to register will receive a free copy of Jemar Tisby’s How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey toward Racial Justice (Zondervan, 2021). The free copies may be picked up at the Lisle campus Library Circulation Desk or shipped directly to you.

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

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Passcode: 010773

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Jul
27
Summer Faith & Justice Reading Group
Mesa Branch Campus
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Details

Summer Faith & Justice Reading Group

Date: July 27

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: ZOOM

Event Sponsor: Library, Center for Benedictine Values, Campus Ministry, Intercultural Education

Contact: Peter Huff    phuff@ben.edu

Event Description:

All faculty and staff are invited to join the Faith and Justice Summer Reading Group. Participate at the level and frequency comfortable for you. We’ll meet via Zoom on five Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 pm CDT: June 8 and 22, July 13 and 27, and August 10. Here’s the research link created by Joan Hopkins: https://researchguides.ben.edu/FJ-2022. Please see the Zoom link below.

Please register with Carrie Ankeny (cankeny@ben.edu) or Dr. Pat Somers (psomers@ben.edu). The first ten people to register will receive a free copy of Jemar Tisby’s How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey toward Racial Justice (Zondervan, 2021). The free copies may be picked up at the Lisle campus Library Circulation Desk or shipped directly to you.

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

https://benu.zoom.us/j/85959423538?pwd=Uk5HWU1ObkUyUWVacnd3Q3ZLaHhLdz09

Passcode: 010773

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,85959423538#,,,,*010773# US (Chicago)

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        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

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Meeting ID: 859 5942 3538

Passcode: 010773

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