Scholarships, Grants, Student Employment, and Loans

Bishop State strives to provide a variety of resources and we are 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.


Scholarships

Bishop State Community College offers a variety of scholarships. Recipient selection is highly competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee a scholarship. The appropriate scholarship committee reviews all completed scholarship applications. Students must be an Alabama resident and a U.S. Citizen to qualify for any scholarships except for private scholarships.


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 - due to COVID-19, there will not be any work student assignments for summer 2020. We look forward to having work student students back in the fall.

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 minimum wage, 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.