Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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Financial Aid

Welcome to Blue Ridge
Welcome to the Financial Aid Office! Our goal is to bring promising, energetic students into our community, no matter what their circumstances. Our mission is to provide leadership and direction in every area of the Financial Aid administration process, including policy and procedure analysis development. We assure compliance with government regulations and policies pertaining to state and federal financial aid programs.

Click here for a 2015-2016 Financial Aid Review.

If you are a degree or certificate-seeking student at Blue Ridge, we offer a variety of grant, work-study, loan, and scholarship-based resources, placing an Associate’s degree within reach. Research the resources available on the site and contact our financial aid team at 304-260-4380 or to explore your financial options at Blue Ridge.


Fall 2015 Financial Aid Updates

  1. The maximum Pell Grant award for the 2015-2016 year is $5775. SEOG award will average $500 and HEAPS (WV Part-time Grant) will be based on up to six credit hours of tuition.
  2. Current and prospective students, who are turning in ANY paperwork to the Financial Aid Office via mail, walk-in, or fax, please be sure you label ALL documentation with your student ID number and name so that your paperwork can be identified and processed in a timely manner.
  3. The Direct Subsidized Loans for undergraduates with a first disbursement date between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 are 4.29% and for the Direct Parent PLUS Loan are 6.84%
  4. Electronic bookstore credits for the Fall 2015 semester will expire on Thursday, September 10, 2015 and may be used if you have financial aid that creates a credit balance on your student account.
  5. In order to receive your Financial Aid refund, please make sure that you have satisfactorily completed ALL requirements for financial aid. Otherwise, this will delay your refund.
  6. For any new student who had no prior student loan indebtedness beginning July 1, 2013, there is a limit on the maximum period of time (measured in academic years) that you can receive Direct Subsidized Loans. In general, you may not receive Direct Subsidized Loans for more than 150% of the published length of your program. This is called your “maximum eligibility period.”

Grants, scholarships, and the first half of loans will disburse to Blue Ridge on Sept. 15. The second half of loans will disburse on Oct. 12. Disbursement is not the refund check date! Disbursement is the date that the school receives funds from the federal government and begins placing them on student accounts. The Finance Office will contact you for the specific date to pick up your refund check.If this is your first time borrowing student loans, you must complete Entrance Counseling and sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) at or no loans will be disbursed to the school. You must complete both items no later than Friday, Sept. 11 or we cannot guarantee your loan disbursement by the first refund date.

Any unsatisfied requirements on BRIDGE will result in you not being awarded financial aid.