BIR - Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is federal student aid for students enrolled in eligible programs at participating schools. The federal aid is for career and English language students and covers school expenses (tuition and fees), room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Most federal aid is need based.

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To apply for financial assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA online can be found at (BIR’s school code is 034483). You may file FAFSA even if you have not yet been admitted to BIR. Learn more about how to apply.

What Type of Aid Is Available?

A student’s Federal Student Aid award will typically consist of the following:

Who Receives Federal Student Aid?

Eligibility is determined by the Department of Education based on the information you provide on your FAFSA.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Work towards a certificate program
  • Have a HS diploma, or GED, or qualify under Ability to Benefit provision

If you are a dependent student, additional family financial information will be required. For further inquiry into BIR's financial assistance please visit our FAQ's page.

U.S. Department of Education Useful Websites
Free Application for Federal financial aid.
Information for Entrance counseling and MPN. This site provides a set of tools and information on student financial assistance.
The National Data System of U.S. Department of Education
Exit counseling is completed at this website.

Additional Resources and Information Available On Student Financial Aid
Find information on federal student aid and create your personalized profile.
Get your early estimate, plan and track your federal student aid.
The U.S. Department of Education provides information on student financial assistance programs.