Financial Aid frequently asked questions

Scholarship Questions

How do I apply for and receive scholarships through the College?
Scholarships at Berry College are offered based on merit and financial need. At the time of admission to Berry College you will be awarded merit based scholarships and grants. After Berry receives your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and your financial aid file is complete for review, you will be evaluated for additional financial aid based on need.

What should I do if I am awarded an outside scholarship?
If you are awarded an outside scholarship, it is imperative that the college receives the funds from the donor in ample time to credit it toward your tuition and fees. When mailing the scholarship check to Berry, the donor must specify the recipient name and Berry ID or SSN, the term in which the funds are to be applied, what the funds are to be used for (ex: tuition and fees) and whether any remaining funds can be given directly to the student recipient. 


What is the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and how do I apply for it? 
The FSEOG is a federal grant program that is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need as demonstrated by a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Priority is given to students who receive the maximum Federal Pell Grant. You must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours to be considered. These funds are limited so those that apply the earliest are more likely to receive them.