Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Department

HOURS
8:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST

PHONE
585-582-8245

EMAIL
financialaid@elim.edu

FAX
585-582-8130

Our Commitment to You

We have always been and will continue to be committed to providing impactful and affordable Christian education. Our cost of attendance continues to remain affordable and 100% of our full-time students receive Financial Aid. No full-time student will pay more than $13,900 per year out of pocket.

Financial Aid Opportunities​

Our goal is to ensure that every student who desires to attend Bible college will not be held back because of finances. That is why 100% of full time Elim students will receive financial assistance. The financial information below will help you take steps forward. We invite you to contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions you have.

Types of Financial Aid​

Federal aid

Aid provided by the United States Department of Education includes grants, federal work study (job on campus). For U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens, filling out the application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a critical first step in determining your eligibility for federal aid. EBIC also uses information from the FAFSA form to determine institutional aid. Please see below for additional information.

Federal loans

Elim Bible Institute and College offers a variety of federal loans. This is money that will need to be paid back with interest. Please see below for information on available loans.

New York State assistance​

Students who are residents of New York State may be eligible for need-based grants and other aid programs through the state.  A critical first step to determine eligibility for New York State aid is to fill out TAP and/or ETA forms. Please see below for additional information.

EBIC institutional aid

EBIC Institutional Aid is financial assistance that comes directly from the college and does not need to be paid back! Institutional Aid includes scholarships and campus employment. Please see below for additional information.

Veterans benefits

Elim Bible Institute and College is approved by the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs and Bureau of Veterans Education, for veterans and other eligible persons.

If you are eligible for Veterans Benefits, please contact the Financial Aid Department at financialaid@elim.edu.

For more information on Veterans Benefits please visit the following websites:
NY Department of Veteran Affairs
Veterans Outreach Center

International applicants

CANADIAN Students are  considered for EBIC Institutional Aid eligibility after completing a Canadian Income Verification form. If the student is a resident of Ontario, they will need to apply for OSAP. For questions about the OSAP process, please contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@elim.edu.

All Other International Students: There are additional costs and requirements for international applicants. Please click here to learn more.

Federal Aid (FAFSA)​

For U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens, filling out the application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a critical first step in determining your eligibility for federal aid as well as institutional aid.

Note: The FAFSA school code for Elim Bible Institute and College is 042514.

Federal Loans

The loans offered at Elim Bible Institute and College are the following Federal loans: Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and PLUS Loans. A student loan is money borrowed that will have to be paid back with interest.

Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN). This must be completed by all first-time borrowers before loans are disbursed. Upon graduation, withdrawal or decreasing enrollment to below half-time, students who take out a loan must complete Exit Counseling on the Federal Student Aid website. After Exit Counseling is completed, student then meet with the Financial Aid Officer to review loan repayment information.

Note on Loans: As a student or parent borrower, your Federal loan information is submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.

New York State Assistance

For U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens, filling out the application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a critical first step in determining your eligibility for federal aid as well as institutional aid.

Note: The TAP school code for Elim Bible Institute and College is 0580.

EBIC Institutional Aid

Institutional Aid is awarded based on a student’s financial need and on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee the availability of Institutional Aid for Financial Applications received after Financial Deadlines. Institutional Aid does not apply to fees or any direct costs to EBIC such as room and board costs while at the NYSUM internship in New York City.

Please reference Elim’s Institutional Aid Policy for a complete list of terms and conditions.