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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I apply for financial aid?

A: You apply for aid on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Q: What is the school code for Baptist Health?

A: The federal school code for Baptist Health is 031052.

Q: When should I apply for financial aid?

A: You should submit your financial aid application as early as possible, or at least 60 days before your program begins.

Q: How long does the process take?

A: Normally about four to six weeks. You should apply as early as possible. (January 2nd through March 1st, prior to the following Fall term) Some program funds are limited and awarded on a "first come first served" basis.

Q: What happens after I submit my FAFSA?

A: After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education. This will include your answers from your FAFSA application, and Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and comments from the Department of Education.

Q: What is my next step after applying for Financial Aid?

A: Complete and return any paperwork sent to you by the Financial Aid Office. Financial Aid processing begins after acceptance into your program of choice.
Please do not email your social security number


Q: How will I know how much aid I qualify for?

A: An award letter will be sent to you. You must sign one copy of the award letter and return it to our office.

Q: When will I hear from the Baptist Health Financial Aid Office about the status of my application?

A: Your financial aid information is processed AFTER you are accepted into the program of your choice.

Q: When will I receive my Pell funds?

A: Pell disbursements typically begin 3-4 weeks after classes have begun.

Q: Will I be required to pay if I have financial aid?

A: All payment arrangements are completed through the Business Office. Click here for payment information.

Q: What if I withdraw from classes, will I have to repay my financial aid?

A: Per Federal regulations, if you withdraw before 60% of the term is completed, you will be required to repay a percentage of the aid you received since the funds were awarded to meet the educational expenses for the entire semester.

Q: Am I allowed to obtain information about my son's/daughter's/spouse's/significant other's financial aid status?

A: Baptist Health College Little Rock complies with the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the student's right to confidentiality by limiting the release of information to anyone other than the student.