Welcome from Donna Kendall, Executive Director of the Office of Financial Assistance
We are committed to working with you to make a Bentley education an affordable investment. Our financial aid programs include scholarships, grants, loans, and work eligibility. More than 70 percent of our students receive at least one of these forms of aid.
Applying for financial aid can be a complicated, lengthy and sometimes confusing process. We are here to guide you every step of the way. Let us know how we can help.
Important Information Regarding Federal Direct Stafford and PLUS Loans
The federal government has passed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013. This new law reduces interest rates on Federal Direct Stafford and PLUS loans for the 2013-2014 academic year. The new interest rates are as follows:
- Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Stafford Loans (undergraduate students): 3.86%
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans (graduate students): 5.41%
- Federal Direct PLUS Loans (for parents and graduate students): 6.41%
These rates are fixed for the life of the loan that you borrow in 2013-2014. If you have already been awarded a Stafford loan or have applied for a PLUS loan, you do not need to take any action to receive the new interest rates. Interest rates on the Stafford and PLUS loans will be set by the federal government before each academic year, and we will publish them each year as soon as they are announced.
Please contact our office if you have any questions about interest rates on federal student loans.
New this year, we will no longer be mailing continuing students a hard copy of their financial aid award letter. If your financial aid application and all supporting documents have been received by our office, you will receive an email when your award is ready to view. The emails will be sent to your Bentley email address. Please check your junk e-mail folder as some of the filters may prevent it from appearing in your inbox.
Bentley University does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in any of its educational programs or activities, including scholarships, loans, and athletics, on the basis of race, color, sex, marital or parental status, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, religion, handicap, or disability. The university complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Revenue Procedure 75-50 prohibiting such discrimination. Anyone believing that he or she has experienced adverse treatment may register a complaint with Judy Malone, general counsel, at 781-891-2016.