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Tuition Payment Options

Tuition Payment Options

Students are required to pay all tuition and fees at the beginning of each term, and registration is not complete until all fees are paid. Bethel University offers students six ways to pay their tuition:

  1. Cash Plan
  2. Federal/State Loans or Grants
  3. Tuition Reimbursement Plan
  4. Third-Party Billing Plan
  5. Private Loans
  6. Tennessee Reconnect

1. Cash Plan

The Cash Plan requires 100% of tuition and fees paid by the due date. Under this plan, students may pay by check or automatically charge the tuition and fees to their credit card. Automatic payments will be charged on the due date for each successive term.

2. Federal/State Loans or Grants

The financial aid plan requires the student to complete all documentation required for the respective Federal or State program by the due date in order to qualify for tuition deferment. Acceptable financial aid plans: Federal Pell Grant, Tennessee Student Assistance Award, Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship (TELS or HOPE), Subsidized Federal Direct Loan, Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan, Federal Parent Plus Loan Program, external scholarships.

Vocational Rehabilitation Grants
These grants are made through the Department of Human Services for students who have some type of disability. Contact the local office of the Department of Human Services for more details.

Workforce Investment Act Grant
This grant is for recently unemployed adult students. The student should contact the local Department of Employment Services in their county for more information.

3. Tuition Reimbursement Plan

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement for employees attending college. Contact your employer’s Human Resource Department to see if they have a reimbursement program. Most employers require that the student pay the college, and then the company reimburses the student. You may be able to use personal student loans to pay initially and then receive the reimbursement from your employer.

4. Third-Party Billing Plan

Third-party billing plans are available for students of employers approved for direct billing, active-duty military personnel, civilian government contract employees, and students eligible benefits pursuant to the Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program.

5. Private Loan Plan

Loans are available to students who don’t have enough financial aid assistance to cover all their costs. Approval is based on creditworthiness. Students may borrow up to the cost of education at an institution minus any other financial aid. The interest rate is variable based on a student’s credit rating. There are many lenders who offer these types of loans.

6. Tennessee Reconnect

Tennessee Reconnect is an initiative to help more adults return to higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. To learn more, visit Tennessee Reconnect.

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