The value of a Blackburn education is made available to students from all economic backgrounds through generous financial aid packages.

All students who submit an application for admission are considered for scholarships based on academic performance. The awarding of merit-based scholarships is the responsibility of the Office of Admission. During the admissions application process, a Committee will review student academic credentials and award merit-based scholarships based on the combination of the student’s cumulative GPA and residency status. The three types of merit-based scholarships are: BC Scholarship, BC Grant, and BC Opportunity Grant.

Find out what you will qualify for

Financial Aid continues to be a key factor in the college decision-making process.  At Blackburn College, we strive to make the financial obligations transparent. You can find out your merit aid eligibility by using our Scholarship Calculator. Simply enter in your information and residential status and you will know how much merit aid you may qualify for. You can also enter estimates of your family’s income and your academic information into our Net Price Calculator to get a better idea of the overall financial assistance picture.

Four Years, Tuition-Free

If you graduated from a Macoupin County (IL) high school, meet admissions requirements, and your family makes $60,000 or less, you may be eligible for the Macoupin Promise. Awarded to new first-time and transfer students, the tuition-free program recognizes the potential of area students and by covering the cost of tuition for four years.

Outside Scholarships

There are many sources outside of Blackburn that offer scholarships and grants, and it is good to explore all options that might be available to you. You can find many opportunities by using scholarship search websites, such as:

Additionally, outside scholarships will be shared with Blackburn for college students. Please note that the Financial Aid Office can’t guarantee the availability of such scholarships, nor is Blackburn involved in determining the criteria or selecting recipients.