Financial Aid

2023-2024 Financial Aid Calendar


If you currently attend Beacon and receive financial aid, consult our Financial Aid FAQs for important information. You must file annually to renew your aid.

Most students and their families depend on financial aid to help meet the cost of a college education. While you and your family are primarily responsible for covering your costs, funding is available from federal, state, college and other sources to help you pay college expenses — including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation.

We’re committed to giving you an affordable education.
At Beacon, we work hard to keep our unique education accessible and affordable. That’s why has named Beacon its #1 Best Value nationwide for students with learning disabilities for five years running. And when you compare us to other colleges and universities that serve students who learn differently — and look at our outcomes — our value for the cost is clear.

Financial aid can be confusing. We’ll help you navigate the process.
There’s nothing cookie-cutter about financial aid at Beacon College, where our program is personalized to your specific circumstances. We’re committed to helping you secure the best financial assistance package possible.

We also invest in your success through generous College-funded and need-based grants.
Together, these funds help make Beacon’s unique educational approach affordable and accessible for you. We’re proud to participate in a number of merit- and need-based scholarship and grant programs, offering up-to $40,000 per academic year in support at Beacon College. And many of our families qualify for valuable medical tax deductions because of the specialized nature of our education.

Types of financial aid

There are four general categories of aid.

Grants – Money that does not have to be repaid and is usually based on financial need

Scholarships – Money that does not have to be repaid and usually is awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Loans – Money that is borrowed for college and must be repaid with interest

Work-Study – Money earned from a job provided by the Financial Aid Office at the college

Who should apply for aid?

Everyone! We advise all students, no matter their income level, to complete the FAFSA form so they can be considered for every available resource. While income is an important part of financial strength, many other factors are examined when determining the amount and type of financial assistance you will receive, such as family size, number of siblings in college and assets.


We are here to assist you every step of the way. Together, we’ll build a plan to finance not just your first year, but ALL four years of your undergraduate study at Beacon.

Our Financial Aid FAQs also answer many of the questions you may have about financial aid.

Office of Financial Aid
Phone: 352-638-9792