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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to explore your financial options at Blue Ridge.
BOOKSTORE CREDITS FOR FALL SEMESTER:
Students using financial aid to purchase books through the Follett campus bookstore can begin using financial aid credits for the Fall 2019 semester on July 22, 2019. Use your student ID number with a capital C at the online checkout when it asks for your “account number.”
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE FAFSA:
You should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov. If you plan to attend during the 2019-2020 academic year, you will want to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA. This FAFSA will ask for 2017 income information and we strongly encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool option available through the FAFSA to upload your tax information.
WHAT IS THE IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL?
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is part of the FAFSA and will link your tax information from the IRS directly into your FAFSA. Using the Data Retrieval Tool will reduce the need of additional information required to be turned in to the school in the future. It is strongly recommended that all students and parents completing this FAFSA should use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. For security reasons, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool will not show your tax information that has been imported into the FAFSA. However, you can rest assured that the information relayed to the school is the same information provided on your IRS tax statements. If you would like to verify this information, you can review it on the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is sent to you from FAFSA.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Make sure you have also completed the Loan Agreement for a Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov! You MUST have both Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note completed in order for your student loans to pay.