Planned Giving

Your Legacy

Bluefield University students are the future leaders of our community, our state, and our nation. They will influence our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren. They will teach, invent, create, heal, serve, and lead. They will shape our world in the future. When you make a planned gift to Bluefield University, you make the future brighter for all of us. Through this Planned Giving section of the Bluefield University website, we invite you to consider the ways in which you can make a planned gift to BU.

Planned Giving Publications

Planned Giving Brochure

Heritage Society Booklet

Their Future

With a planned gift, you can provide strategic support for Bluefield University that will endure for generations to come. When you choose to do so, we want your gift to reward you, as well. With financial tools like the ones described here, you can plan a gift that benefits not only our students but also you and your family.

  • Gift a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime.
  • Make a gift that pays you income for life.
  • Give life insurance you no longer need or make BU a beneficiary of your policy.
  • Donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds and realize larger tax savings.
  • Preserve your estate for your heirs and leave a legacy to BU at the same time.


Additional Planned Giving Resources

Make A Gift That Lasts

These Planned Giving webpages include just a few examples of the most popular types of planned gifts. For more strategic giving opportunities, please feel free to contact us.

Hal Keene

Director of Planned Giving & Major Gifts

[email protected] • 276.326.4209

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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