Financial Aid

Blue Cliff College offers an affordable way to an outstanding education. But, we know that despite trying our best to keep tuition costs down, not everybody is capable of paying for their educational pursuits out-of-pocket. For some, financial aid and other forms of tuition assistance are needed.

At Blue Cliff, our financial aid staff is fully committed to helping every student obtain the financial assistance that works best for them. Whether you are able to pay for your program in cash or you need to apply for student grants, loans or other financial aid resources, we are here to help you through the entire process.

Blue Cliff College also offers flexible financing plans to those students who qualify. Financial plans vary, depending on the length of the program being financed and the amount of the student’s initial down payment.

Tuition and fees in effect at Blue Cliff College for veterans are available through the catalog; please see page 20. Please be advised that rates are subject to change. To confirm the catalog rate, please contact your local campus.

Blue Cliff College does not offer on-campus housing, and students may incur a $0 estimated rate for room and board.

*For a list of books associated with Blue Cliff College’s programs, ISBN, and price click here.

Tuition Assistance

All of Blue Cliff College’s campuses in Louisiana and Mississippi participate in several of the most trusted Federal Financial Aid Programs, including:

Federal Pell Grants – Pell Grants are federally-funded grants that are awarded to those who qualify. Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and submit the application to the Financial Aid Office at the College in order to apply.

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program – Direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans are available to students who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the federal regulations. No interest is charged while the student is in school for at least half of the time. Direct unsubsidized loans are not based on financial need and interest is charged during all periods. The FAFSA is required to apply for the direct loan programs at Blue Cliff College.

William D. Ford Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loan – Direct PLUS Loans are low interest loans that are available to parents of dependent students or for graduate/professional degree students. Interest is charged during all periods. A FAFSA is not required when applying for a Direct PLUS loan.

Federal Direct Consolidation Loans – Students who have existing student loans may apply for a consolidation loan upon graduation or withdrawal from Blue Cliff College. Information regarding consolidation loans will be provided during the student’s exit interview.

TOPS Scholarship Program – TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend either one of the Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities, schools that are a part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Louisiana-approved Proprietary and Cosmetology Schools, or institutions that are part of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Financial Aid is Available For Those Who Qualify

Students who enroll at Blue Cliff College may also be eligible to participate in other financial aid assistance programs. These include tuition assistance programs through the Workforce Investment Act, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Students who are interested in these programs should contact these agencies directly to see if they qualify. Contact information can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Assistance for Veterans

Financial Assistance for Veterans, Active Duty Military and Family members

Start the Financial Assistance process by contacting the Financial Assistance Office. Our Financial Assistance Officers will assist you in completing the FAFSA to determine your eligibility. Veterans and active duty military may qualify for the GI Bill®️️️ or Post-9/11 GI Bill®️️️. There are many programs to help make education affordable. Additional benefits are available for those veterans and active duty members who qualify:
  • GI Bill
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Survivors and Dependents Assistance
  • Fry Scholarship
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational
  • Tuition Assistance
Department of Defense (DoD) Military Tuition Assistance (TA) The Military Tuition Assistance program provides educational assistance to active duty military members. Each branch has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions. If you are unsure if you are eligible and would like to learn more, please visit your Education Service Specialist or Education Service Officer of your respective branch by visiting the links below.

Education & Employment Resources • Military OneSource

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Cohort Default Rates

A Third-Party Servicer manages the Cohort Default Rate. As part of its commitment to support veterans and dependents of a veteran, Blue Cliff College, along with the Third-Party Servicer, ensures that all students will be notified if the CDR rises above the national average.

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