The story at Bethel University

State Grant

There were 951 State Grant recipients on campus in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 31 percent of all Bethel undergraduates.

  • The average State Grant award at Bethel was $5,018.
  • In total, $4.8 million in State Grant awards were made to Bethel students.

View a fact sheet about Bethel students and the State Grant.

Pell Grant

There were 781 Pell Grant recipients in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 27% of all Bethel undergraduates.

  • The average Pell Grant award at Bethel was $4,105.
  • In total, more than $3.2 million in Pell Grant awards were made to Bethel students.

“Having the State Grant lessens the burden for my family. Without the State Grant, I would have to go to school part-time.

Dah Dah
Hometown:
St. Paul
School:
Bethel University
Class of
2019
Major:
Communications and Theater
Extra-curriculars:
Act Six Scholar, gospel choir member, Peer Empowering mentee, works at the Office of Admissions and as a student proctor for the office of Disability Resources and Services

"I am a nontraditional student — an adult nursing student who is also a mom to three kids. I am thankful for this grant that allows me to attend the school that works best for me, while also working fewer hours so that I can focus on my nursing studies."

Bekki Hince
Hometown:
Zimmerman
School:
Bethel University
Class of
2015
Major:
Nursing
Extra-curriculars:
Leadership Team for Student Mentoring

"Because my dad has ALS and is on disability retirement, our family income is cut in half. It was relief to get the State Grant so I don't have to worry about loans as much. My experience at Bethel would be more stressful and I'd have to work more without it."

Emily Young
Hometown:
Coon Rapids
School:
Bethel University
Class of
2015
Major:
Business with an emphasis in Human Resource Management
Extra-curriculars:
Intramural volleyball player, student worker in the financial aid office and an ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease) fundraising volunteer.