If you are a student who receives any type of outside/private scholarships or financial assistance you should communicate the dollar amount of the award to the Financial Aid Office and the Student Accounts Office. You may do so by submitting a copy of the notification letter to both offices. Types of assistance that must be reported include but are not limited to: private scholarships, tuition waivers, Americorps, veterans benefits and Massachusetts Rehabilitation Assistance. Depending on the amount and type of funding, other financial aid awards may be adjusted.
If your financial aid package must be adjusted due to receipt of outside assistance, the policy followed at Bridgewater State University is to reduce your financial aid in the following order: Direct Loans; other self-help, i.e., Perkins Loan, Massachusetts No Interest Loan, and Federal Work Study; and Grants.
It is your responsibility to make certain that funds for outside/private scholarships are received from the private source and credited to your account.
Last Modified: March 27, 2013