- A FAFSA form is not required for the Promise scholarship but most colleges expect it to be completed. It is required for virtually all other scholarship and financial aid opportunities. There are several options for assistance if you need help in filling out the FAFSA form. Look into community and schools based FAFSA filing events throughout the school year. In addition, some of the financial aid offices of the college/university you plan to attend may also help. Monies already obtained and promised through scholarships and The Buchanan Promise are not listed on the FAFSA form. (The Buchanan Promise will not disqualify you from other scholarship opportunities.) For more information, and to apply on-line visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The scholarship can be reinstated if the student demonstrates that they have met all the academic requirements of The Promise. The scholarship would be reinstated prospectively. The scholarship is only available for six (6) years following the student’s graduation from BCS unless interrupted by military service. Students who are in a two year program have three (3) years to complete.