Other Financial Assistance

Berkeley College Challenge Program

NOTE: Challenge Program awards are initially awarded as loans, which are forgiven upon the student’s completion of his/her degree.

Amount: $1,275 per award year for full-time students. Award amounts for part-time students are prorated based on the number of credits.

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Completion of Berkeley College Challenge Program application and promissory note

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Must maintain full-time or part-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment. May be considered for eligibility upon readmission after one full semester out. 

Part-Time Employment

Students who are interested in part-time employment at local companies, agencies, and organizations while attending Berkeley College are encouraged to seek assistance from the Career Services Department. Students who are interested in part-time employment at local companies, agencies, and organizations while attending Berkeley College are encouraged to seek assistance from the Career Services Department.

Payment Plans

Paying for college may present a challenge for some students and their families. To help make it more convenient, Berkeley College offers qualified students a no-interest payment plan that permits students to pay semester charges in installments over the course of the semester. The College may offer alternative arrangements, at its sole direction, based on relevant circumstances.

There is a $20 fee for each new payment plan, and loan documentation is required. Late payments are subject to a $75 late fee. Interested students may obtain further information from the Student Accounts Office.