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 2018-2019 Financial Aid Review.

Click here for a 2019-2020 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 finaid@blueridgectc.edu to explore your financial options at Blue Ridge.

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 next Fall (August) 2019, you will want to complete the 2019-2020. 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.

If you will be attending Blue Ridge CTC this Summer 2019 and have not already completed this year’s FAFSA, you will need to fill out the 2018-2019 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. This FAFSA asks for 2016 income information and again we strongly encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool whenever possible.

WHAT IS THE IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL?
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool became available starting Oct. 1, 2017 for the 2018-2019 FAFSA. It is strongly recommended that all students and parents completing this FAFSA should use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. This will link your tax information from the IRS directly into your FAFSA and reduce the need of additional information required to be turned in to the school in the future. 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.