Financial Aid

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Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Elim Federal School Code: 042514

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* is an Application used to apply for Federal Aid. This Application must be completed in order for students (not including International students) to apply for Federal, State, or Institutional Aid.  Students must have an FSA ID in order to complete the FAFSA (a dependent student’s parent must make one, as well).

Upon completing the FAFSA, an Online Interview on Elim’s Virtual Financial Aid Office site must be completed in order for a student’s FAFSA to be processed.

*Watch this short tutorial on how to get started (FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents). Encourage your parents to watch it as well. 

Types of Federal Aid

Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is available to eligible undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. 


FSEOG is awarded to eligible undergraduate students with the lowest EFCs who have not yet earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. This Grant is administered on a first come first served basis.

For more information, visit the FSEOG page of the Federal Student Aid website.

Federal Work Study

Funds earned by a student through part-time employment at Elim or through a community service job.  


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. The Master Promissory Note (MPN) must be completed by all first-time borrowers before loans are disbursed. 

Direct Subsidized Loans

Loans available to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need to help cover the costs of higher education at a college.

Direct Unsubsidized Loans

Loans available to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. A student does not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this loan.

For more information, visit the Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans page of the Federal Student Aid website. 

PLUS Loans

A loan available to graduate students and parents of dependent undergraduate students for which the borrower is fully responsible for paying the interest regardless of the loan status.

For more information, visit the PLUS Loans page of the Federal Student Aid website. 


New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
Elim TAP School Code: 0580

The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is a state-funded grant available to eligible New York residents, to assist them in paying their tuition. Recipients of this grant must be a full-time student enrolled in the YIS or AAS programs.  
To apply for NYS TAP visit New York State Higher Education Services Corporation’s website.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Aid* is awarded based on a student’s need and on a first come first serve basis. We cannot guarantee availability of Institutional Aid for Financial Applications received after May 1st (for students beginning attendance in the Spring the deadline is November 1st). For further Financial Deadlines click here

*Financial Aid does not apply to fees or any direct costs to EBI&C such as room and board costs while at NYSUM.

All students agree to the terms and conditions of the Institutional Financial Aid Policy upon acceptance of their Institutional Financial Aid. Please reference our Institutional Financial Aid Policy for the complete Financial Aid terms and conditions.

Types of Institutional Aid

Institutional Financial Aid includes a combination of scholarships and/or campus employment. Additional Institutional Aid may be given to children whose parents are pastors or missionary. If a student fits this criteria, please email the Financial Aid Office at and indicate the student’s eligibility. 

NOTE: The Church Matching Scholarship has been discontinued for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Campus Employment

Campus Employment funds earned through part-time employment on the Elim Campus.  Students awarded this position as part of their Institutional Financial Aid are typically awarded between 60 to 150 hours for one semester at the prevailing student wage. 

If you receive a campus employment position all required paperwork and deadlines can be found here.

Endowed Scholarships

Elim Bible Institute and College has several endowed scholarships which are made possible through generous donations from alumni, family, and friends who support Elim’s mission. For more information, please visit the Endowed Scholarships page.

RA Scholarship

Students who are selected for the position of RA are awarded $1,000 per academic year.

Applied Ministry Certificate Scholarship

Students enrolled full-time in our Applied Ministry Certificate Program receive approximately 40% off their Tuition and Room and Board costs.  

Veteran Benefits

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

Contact the Financial Aid Department for further details at