Tools and Forms
- Federal Student Loan Authorization | due July 1
- My Financial Aid
- Payment Plan Options
- Parents PLUS Loan
Finalize Financial Aid
Students who receive financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans, work-study) should be sure that everything has been finalized and funding is ready to go prior to arrival on campus. Check the Required Documents tab on My Financial Aid to be sure that all required documents have a status of "received." Questions or need help logging in to My Financial Aid? Contact the Financial Aid Office (802-440-4325).
Federal Parent PLUS Loans
Parents interested in the federal loan to pay the portion of the student's bill not covered by financial aid, should learn more about the application, interest rate, and repayment options.
Federal Student Loan Authorization
Only students who received a federal direct student loan as part of their financial aid award are required to complete a Federal Student Loan Authorization (due July 1). This form instructs Bennington College how to treat your federal education loan funds. Federal student loans are specifically applied to tuition, room, or board. If you have other charges on your account (overdue library fees, parking tickets, etc) you must pre-authorize the ability to apply (or not) loan funds to these types of charges.
On or around June 15, 2020, Fall tuition statements will be mailed to the student address on file with the Dean's Office. Important information about payment plan options, payment methods, and deadline dates will accompany the bill. Student bills are accessible online through Populi. Billing questions? Contact the Business Office by emailing Michelle Rollins. Any financial aid questions should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
Students who received Federal Work Study or a campus work allotment in their financial aid awards—and who want to work—will be assigned jobs to start in September. These jobs will be for 7 hours per week, the number of hours corresponding to student work awards. Only students with work allotments can be hired for campus jobs. More information on job assignments will be forthcoming in July.
Due to budget and employment laws, the College is not able to approve any remote student employment. Given this, for full-time students with work allotments who are studying remotely, work allotments will be removed and replaced with comparable Bennington aid. Students should email email@example.com with any questions about working on campus, or contact the Financial Aid Office with questions about their individual aid packages.
All students planning work on campus will need to provide the Business Office with completed Forms I-9 and W-4, and accompanying identification (described on Form I-9; originals only, no copies). Students who arrive without the forms of ID specified on the I-9 will not be able to begin working until they are able to obtain them; driver's licenses and school IDs are not sufficient on their own.