• Financial Aid

    The Financial Aid Office at Kuyper College participates in a variety of financial aid programs. Assistance may include scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment. Scholarships and grants are awards that don't have to be repaid. Loans and student employment opportunities are considered self-help awards since repayment or performance of duties is required. As a private, nonprofit institution, Kuyper College has been approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education to participate in financial aid programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1962 as amended.

    Our promise as a financial aid staff is to partner with you to help make the investment in your college education at Kuyper not only possible, but affordable.

  • Agnes Russell
    Director of Financial Aid
    Phone (616) 988-3656
    Fax     (616) 222-3045
    arussell@kuyper.edu
  • Below you will find the timeline that will walk you through the financial aid process.
     
    December

    Search for available scholarships at local retailers, banks, area chambers of commerce, local civic groups, etc. Check out our links to scholarships!

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) signature is electronic and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) needs to be obtained before applying for federal aid. Apply for a (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov. The PIN is unique to each person and must be obtained by the student and, if applicable, a parent of the student.

    January
    Complete the FAFSA anytime after January 1 at www.fafsa.gov (school code 002311) in order to be considered for any type of federal or state of Michigan aid as well as the endowed, family or corporate scholarships awarded by Kuyper College.

    Review and apply for the Christian Leadership Scholarship.

    Canadian students, please review the Canadian Financial Aid Guide and complete the Canadian Financial Aid Application any time after January 1 to be considered for endowed, family or corporate scholarships awarded by Kuyper College.
    Canadian_Financial_Aid_Guide
    Canadian_Financial_Aid_Application 
    February

    Be sure to review the Christian Leadership Scholarship Information Form well in advance of the Scholarship's ending date of February 15. Applicants will need to submit the Application and two reference forms, before the deadline, to have their application reviewed by the scholarship committee.

    February 15 - Deadline for the Christian Leadership Scholarship.

    Christian Leadership Scholarship Information
    Christian Leadership Scholarship Application
    Christian_Leadership_Scholarship_Reference_Form
     

    If special circumstances arise, such as your parent(s) paying private school tuition for your siblings, if your family has high out-of pocket medical or dental expenses, if there is a loss of income or a dramatic reduction of income in the family due to job loss, divorce, separation, or death/disablement of a parent or spouse. Complete the Supplemental_Information_Form.

    March
    March 1 - priority deadline for FAFSA filing
    March 1 - priority deadline for the Canadian_Financial_Aid_Application
    Mid-March - Financial Aid Award packages are mailed to admitted students who have completed the FAFSA.
    Continue to search for scholarships, paying close attention to deadline dates.
    Go to our Kuyper College Scholarship information and outside scholarship search engines.
    April
    Accept your financial aid award package by signing and returning the Financial Aid Award Letter.
    Finalize your housing plans through Student Life.
    The Financial Aid Office staff are available to help with any questions that you may have.
    financialaid@kuyper.edu or 616-988-3656.
    May
    Sign up for Journey and register for classes. Financial Aid staff are available to answer your questions.
    May is a great time to complete the Federal Entrance Counseling and apply for the Federal Direct Loan.
    Look for Student Employment opportunities.
    June/July
    Attend Journey and register for classes. Financial Aid staff are available to answer your questions.
    Billing Statements will be sent to registered students.
    Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions you have about Federal Stafford, PLUS and alternative loans etc. in order to help pay your bill.
    Complete the Federal Entrance Counseling and apply for the Federal Direct Loan.
    August
    Deadline for first-semester payment and for approval of payment plan option
    Attend Journey  and register for classes. Financial Aid staff are available to answer your questions.
    Be sure that your loan paperwork is completed.
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