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Admissions and Aid FAQs

A Brevard student enjoys a hands-on science lab.What are your costs?

Full Tuition, Room, Board, and Fees for 2016-17 is $37,650 including parking. Athletics, insurance, and book fees are separate. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

What are the costs for part-time and dual enrollment students per hour? 

2015-16 Academic year for any part-time credit seeking student:

  • 1-5 hours: $525 per credit hour
  • 6-11 hours: $1005 per credit hour
    *Individuals 55 and older are charged $270 per hour for 1-5 hours, $1005 for all hours if taking 6+

How many applications and accepts do you have each year?

  • Applications: app. 2500
  • Accepts: app. 1250

What courses are required for admission?

These are general state requirements for admission to North Carolina colleges and universities in core classes:

  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Math credits
  • 3 Science credits
  • 4 Social Studies credits
  • 1 Health/Physical Education credit
    *Foreign Language is not a requirement.

What courses will transfer?

Transferable coursework is determined upon evaluation of college transcripts. General Education credits are rarely non-transferable. Course equivalents are based upon comparison to Brevard College course catalog descriptions and transferring institution’s course descriptions. Exceptions for equivalent courses not offered at BC are subject to review by division faculty.

Do you accept dual enrollment or AP courses?

The above requirements for transfer credits apply to dual enrollment coursework. AP credit is based upon official scores from The College Board. Brevard College requires a score of 3 or higher to assign credit.

How do I file FAFSA?

Filing the FAFSA is easy!  Go to the FAFSA website, where you will be guided step by step on how to complete this process.  We encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the income information.  

Do I have to live on campus to get a half-tuition scholarship?

No. If you graduated from a high school in Transylvania, Henderson, or Buncombe counties, you have the opportunity to commute. Half Tuition Scholarship eligible counties include Transylvania, Jackson, Henderson, Buncombe, Haywood, Mitchell, Madison, and Yancey.

How much can I borrow in Direct Stafford Loan?

Freshman students = $5,500  /  Sophomores students - $6,500 / Junior and Seniors students - $7,500

How do I apply for the loans and complete the entrance counseling?

Students and parents can apply for loans at www.studentloans.gov and sign in with their FAFSA pin#.

What is verification and why do families have to do it?

Brevard’s Office of Financial Aid has partnered with the School Servicing Center to streamline and expedite the verification process for our students. The School Servicing Center is a partnership that offers remote processing to institutions like Brevard for the standard verification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA

If your FAFSA record is selected for verification, we will transmit your information electronically to the School Servicing Center, where they will process it and determine what additional information they need from you to confirm your FAFSA submission. After they have received your documentation, you will be able to log onto their website at sscwp.org and view what information they need and submit it electronically.