College Financial Aid is intended to help students pay education-related expenses (tuition, room and board, transportation, books, and other fees) while attending college. Click here for a brief financial aid overview.
Need-based Aid can come in the form of grants (gift money) or loans (money that needs to be paid back). In order to receive this type of financial aid from the federal government, students and families complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA, in the student’s senior year of high school. Individual colleges/universities may also offer need-based aid to students. Some schools will require a student to complete the CSS PROFILE in order to determine a need-based aid award. Click here for a list of participating institutions. While the FAFSA is free, there is a fee to submit the CSS PROFILE. Check the financial aid application requirements for your prospective colleges to see if and when you must complete this form.
Merit Aid is awarded to students who have an exemplary academic record, as based on GPA and/or standardized test scores. Individual colleges/universitites distribute these funds as available to them.
Scholarships are a form of grant, or gift aid that are available to graduating seniors. Some of these scholarships on this page are open only to BMCHS students, while others are available to local/Northern Nevada students or on a national level. Click here for more tips to search for scholarships. National scholarship search engines (e.g., College Board, FastWeb, CollegeNet, Scholarships.com).
The deadline has passed for donor-funded Senior Scholarships.
There are no scholarships currently available.
College Financial Aid Resources