One of the most affordable, private universities in New England, our number one priority is to make your college education both financially feasible and an investment in your life plan.
Bay Path believes that every female student nationally should be able to attend college and that your financial situation should not stand in the way.
Pell Grant Free Tuition Program First-year, first-time, traditional students who qualify for a Pell Grant and have a GPA over 3.0 will receive
free tuition to Bay Path University. Learn more here.
Merit Scholarships Depending on your GPA, you could be awarded a merit scholarship worth
$12,000 - $25,000 a year, renewable while you are enrolled. Learn more here.
Signature Scholarship Competition Program First-year, first-time undergraduate students can compete for scholarships ranging from
$500 to full tuition.
Need Based Grants For students who do not qualify for a Pell Grant, we attempt to meet your financial need with a combination of
scholarships, need-based grants, on-campus jobs, and loans. Click here for more information.
Other Scholarships Our Student Finacial Services team will advise you on other scholarships you may be eligible for, such as
UNCF, Citizens Bank, Zonta International Scholarships, Scholarships360 and Earnest Scholarship
Federal & State Aid Find out more about
Federal and Massachusetts grants and loans
2024-2025 FAFSA application will be available in December 2023. The University will receive your information directly from FAFSA. The Bay Path University school code is 002122.
Our costs for Tuition, Room & Board: upfront prices, no hidden fees
2023-2024 Academic Year (12-18 CREDITS PER SEMESTER)
Room & Board (14 meals per week plan)*
You will also need to budget for personal expenses, like travel, for example, if you are a commuter student, and health insurance, which is required in Massachusetts for all adults over 18 years.
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Financial Aid Terminology
We have put together a glossary of commonly used financial aid terms to help you better understand the process.
A period of at least 30 weeks of instructional time during which a full-time student is expected to complete at least 24 semester or trimester hours, or at least 36 quarter hours, at an institution that measures program length in credit hours; or at least 900 clock hours at an institution that measures program length in clock hours.
Cost of Attendance
The total amount it should cost a student to go to school--usually expressed as a yearly figure. The cost of education covers tuition and fees, on-campus room and board (or a housing and food allowance for off-campus students), and allowance for books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. Certain other items may be added at the discretion of the Student Financial Services. Your cost of attendance is affected by your enrollment status whether full or part-time.
Failure to repay a student loan according to the terms agreed to when you signed a promissory note. If you default, your school, the organization that holds your loan, the state, and the federal government can all take action to recover the money, including notifying national credit bureaus of your default. Your wages and/or tax returns may be garnished, and you will no longer be eligible to receive federal financial aid.
The release of loan funds to the school for delivery to the borrower. Disbursements for most loans are made in equal multiple installments per term.
An indication of whether you are a full-time or part-time student. Generally you must be enrolled at least half-time (and in some cases full-time) to qualify for financial aid.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Federal Work Study
Program providing students with part-time employment during the school year. The federal government pays a portion of the student's salary, making it cheaper for departments and businesses to hire the student. For this reason, work-study students often find it easier to get a part-time job. Eligibility for federal work study is based on financial need. Money earned from a federal work study job is not counted as income for the subsequent year's need analysis process. Salary is usually minimum wage and the students work 10 hours per week.
Money provided to the student and the family to help them pay for the student's education. Major forms of financial aid include gift aid (grants and scholarships) and self-help aid (loans and work).
A first-year undergraduate student who has never borrowed a Stafford or Direct student loan before. First-time borrowers may be subjected to a delay in the disbursement of the loan funds. The first loan payment is disbursed 30 days after the first day of the enrollment period. If the student withdraws during the first 30 days of classes, the loan is canceled and does not need to be repaid.
A type of financial aid based on financial need that the student does not have to repay.
Placed on a student’s account usually because of billing charges, missing financial aid forms or incomplete medical immunizations. This hold can keep a student from registering for classes and reviewing their final grades. It will be there until the account is brought up to date. Also this will prevent the receipt of transcripts and diplomas.
An independent student is at least 24 years old as of January 1 of the academic year, is married, is a graduate or professional student, has a legal dependent other than a spouse, is a veteran of the US Armed Forces, or is an orphan or ward of the court (or was a ward of the court until age 18). A parent refusing to provide support for their child's education is not sufficient for the child to be declared independent.
Amount charged to the borrower for the privilege of using the lender's money. Interest is usually calculated as a percentage of the principal balance of the loan. The percentage rate may be fixed for the life of the loan, or it may be variable, depending on the terms of the loan.
A financial institution (bank, savings and loan, or credit union) that provides the funds for students and parents to borrow educational loans. For example, the federal government is the lender for Direct Loans.
Master Promissory Note
The binding legal document that must be signed by the student borrower before loan funds are disbursed by the lender. The promissory note states the terms and conditions of the loan, including repayment schedule, interest rate, deferment policy and cancellations. The student should keep this document until the loan has been repaid.
Title IV School Code
When you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you need to supply the Title IV Code for each school to which you are applying. The school code for Bay Path is 002122.
Tuition Payment Plan
Tuition payment plans are short-term installment plans that split your tuition into equal monthly payments. Please contact the Student Financial Services concerning the payment plan.
A process of review to determine the accuracy of the information on a student's financial aid application. Student applications are selected by the Federal Processor for review. Bay Path currently participates in this standard verification program. If you have been selected for verification please complete the necessary forms with a copy of your signed and dated Federal Tax Return to Student Financial Services as soon as possible.
Resignation from the College before the end of an official term of study by completion of the official withdrawal form in the Registrar’s Office.