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Financial aid

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Nothing should ever stand in the way of the person you were meant to become.

100 percent of Bluffton students receive aidWe offer a wide range of scholarships based on academic achievement, musical or artistic talent, community involvement and more. Use the Scholarship Calculator to calculate your academic scholarship. 

  • Bluffton is in the Top 10 Percent in financial aid given among private four-year colleges and universities in our state and...
  • Tuition is below the average amount in those same schools.

Understanding your award letter

Students who have been accepted at Bluffton University and applied for financial aid will receive their initial award letters in the mail. Award letters for every college and university are different. 
>>> a guide to understanding your award letter from Bluffton


Our financial aid staff is committed to answering your questions and connecting you with the resources available to meet your goals. Feel free to ask us questions specific to Bluffton or general questions about financial aid. Topics may include federal and state issues, the financial aid application process, grant and loan issues and any other questions you may have.

You do not have to be a current or
potential student to use this service.
This service is open to everyone!

  Contact us by e-mail at:

Or, by phone at:

  • 1-800-488-3257 option 3

Federal Student Aid resources:

If you have general questions about the financial aid process, or specific questions about completing the FAFSA, you can also call the Federal Student Aid Information Center hotline:
1-800-4FEDAID (1-800-433-3243) (available daytime, evenings and weekends)