Financial Aid & Scholarships



Each year college costs continue to rise both at private and public institutions. The two main methods of funding college costs are federal financial aid and scholarships. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available for families to file on October 1. The government will use prior tax information to calculate the need based federal formula. The information needed to file FAFSA can be found on the  Checklist of What You Need to Fill Out FAFSA.

To get a headstart on estimating your potential financial aid the FAFSA4caster may be helpful.

Senior Financial Aid Night                    Junior Financial Aid Night

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Midwest Student Exchange

The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. The program charges Illinois residents a reduced tuition rate. Participating states include: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Only participating schools do this so please check out the MSEP website for more details.



Local scholarships arrive at BGHS College Career Center daily and are posted on Naviance. Pay close attention to deadline dates indicated on the applications.


Additional Resources

The Best Scholarship Search Platforms

Financial Aid Tips

Financial Aid Questions To Ask

Net Price Calculator

Do You Need Money For College

The Financial Aid Process

ISAC Programs and Services Guide