Giving to Bluefield University

Gifts from generous donors, like you, are essential to helping students and Bluefield University “Go Further”.

Give a Gift Online – It’s Easy!

Every year, the Bluefield University Alumni Association processes hundreds of gifts of all sizes. We value every gift. Make a pledge payment or support your favorite cause, department, or program with an online gift.
Whether you would like to give a one-time gift, give a reoccurring gift, or give to a specific fund, our online giving module can help.

Did you know…

  • Bluefield University meets an average of 63% of the demonstrated need of its students, compared to other colleges and universities that meet an average of just 13% of students’ financial needs?
  • Did you know that 100% of Bluefield University students receive some form of financial aid through an average aid package of nearly $12,000, compared to an average of just $3,700 offered by other baccalaureate schools in the south?
  • According to a past U.S. News and World Report, the average total debt of graduating seniors who borrowed money to attend Bluefield University was $16,918, compared to loads of debt near $40,000 for students from other baccalaureate colleges in the south?

The Difference You Can Make

You can make a difference. Large or small, your gifts to Bluefield University have a ripple effect, combining with others to expand our possibilities for greatness. Sustained annual giving from alumni, parents, and friends demonstrates a powerful commitment to make things happen now.

Your generosity through the BU Fund provides resources to bridge the gaps between financial aid and student needs and provides seed money for transformational programs across the University. Your support assists 100% of our students receiving financial aid, makes college a reality for over 60% of our student body that are the first in their families to seek higher education, and assists others you have never met. Bluefield University students perform annually over 15,000 hours of community service.

Giving to Bluefield University means supporting the expectations and the fulfillment of excellence! As the University positions itself to become a nationally recognized Christ-centered liberal arts university, preparing innovative learners and transformational servant leaders to impact the world, your support enables us to continue attracting talented students and faculty, funding quality instruction, and creating innovative approaches to address the most challenging issues of our time.

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


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