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 2017-2018 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to explore your financial options at Blue Ridge.
NEW FOR SUMMER – YEAR ROUND PELL
What does this mean for you?
If you have used up Pell Grant between the Fall and Spring semesters, you may now be eligible to earn Pell Grant during the Summer semester as well. Here are some points to keep in mind:
- You must be attending on a half-time basis (at least 6 credit hours) during the Summer semester. This can be taken throughout any combination of Summer courses (10 week courses, 1st 5 week courses, and/or 2nd 5 week courses)
- Any additional Pell Grant will go towards your lifetime limit of Pell lifetime eligibility limits. This means choose your summer courses wisely!
- Plan your summer courses carefully! If you drop below half-time, you could lose your ENTIRE Pell Grant for the Summer semester.
The 2018-2019 FAFSA is now available at www.fafsa.gov. You should complete this application if you plan to attend classes during any of the following semesters: Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019. We encourage you to complete the FAFSA now so that you can complete any additional information necessary before classes begin. This FAFSA will ask for 2016 income information and we strongly encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool option available through the FAFSA for your tax information.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
If you plan to take classes during the Summer 2018 semester, you should complete the 2017-18 FAFSA if you have not already done so. This FAFSA is available now at www.fafsa.gov. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is not available for this FAFSA year only. Please use your tax documentation from 2015 to complete the FAFSA.
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.
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.