Scholarships, Grants, Student Employment, and Loans

Bishop State strives to provide a variety of resources here to help students by administering many financial aid options including federal grants, state scholarships, scholarships, private student loans, private funding, tax benefits, student employment, and veteran education benefits.


Changes are on the way and will be announced soon. However, Bishop State Community College will continue to offer a variety of scholarships. Selection will remain highly competitive. The application will open by March 1 and a committee will review those complete applications. Students must be an Alabama resident and a U.S. Citizen, as well as complete a FAFSA, to be considered for any institutional scholarships. Stay tuned for upcoming information.

Federal Grants

The federal government provides grant funds for students attending colleges, and universities. Grants, unlike loans, are sources of free money and typically grants do not have to be repaid. If a student withdraws from school early or doesn't fulfill other requirements, grants may have to be repaid. Click the button to read about the major federal student grant programs that are available at Bishop State.

Student Employment

Bishop State’s Federal Work-Study Program provides on-campus jobs for students demonstrating financial need. Eligibility is based on financial need, other aid awarded and availability of funds. Students are employed part-time, earn $10 per hour, and are paid monthly.

Private Student Loans

Bishop State Community College does not participate in the Federal Student Loan Program; however, there are private student loans available to students needing funds to attend school. Bishop State encourages responsible borrowing. Before considering a student loan, students and families should anticipate monthly loan payments and future earning potential.