Applying for Aid

Welcome to Baptist College of Health Sciences!

We encourage all students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov as early as possible after January 1st each year. Filing the FAFSA is the only one-stop-shop way to know what aid you are eligible to receive. The federal school code for Baptist College of Health Sciences is 034403.

As one of our future health care professionals, we're excited you've chosen us. Now that you're heading our way, you will need to know more about financial aid. As an undergraduate, here are some steps to follow to apply.

Apply for admission to Baptist College of Health Sciences: Financial aid awards are only offered to fully admitted, degree-seeking students. Click Here to apply for admissions now! 

Apply for a federal PIN number: Go online to www.pin.gov to apply for pin for both the student and parent, if dependent. 

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): The FAFSA is required for federal aid, as well as most BCHS scholarships, and is completed online at www.fafsa.gov. We encourage the use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) while completing your FAFSA online. If you need help completing the FAFSA or using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, click and watch the online tutorials below. Clicking the links below opens a new window to UC Santa Barbara website where the tutorials are hosted. 

7 Steps to FAFSA

IRSDATA Tool

Complete verification, if required: If you have been selected for verification by the US Department of Education, you will be required to submit additional documents to VERIFY the information reported on your FAFSA is consistent with what you filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). You can determine if you are selected by reading your Student Aid Report (SAR) or by contacting our office.

Financial aid award notification: Once you have completed the financial aid application and verification process, if required, you will be notified by the financial aid office when your award has been determined. 

**Common Mistakes/Delays When Applying for Financial Aid ** 

  • Required items or sections are left blank on the FAFSA.
  • Signature is missing on the FAFSA.
  • Items, sections, or signatures are left blank on the verification worksheet.
  • Students selected for verification do not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool OR do not submit a copy of their and/or their parent's tax return transcript to the student financial aid office. The 1040EZ, 1040A, or 1040 are no longer acceptable documents for the verification process.