Paying for College

Take the first steps toward your career goals! Explore various financial aid resources, eligibility criteria, application procedures, and more!

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offer affordable tuition partnered with a variety of options to students seeking assistance funding their education. Multiple forms of financial aid are available to qualified applicants, including grants, scholarships, special grant programming, and student loans. Review the options below to explore debt-free options available to qualified students.


Blue Ridge Community and Technical College’s Accelerating Student Completion: Encouraging New Dreams (Ascend) is a program created to help more students earn certificates and associate degrees within three years. Funded by a grant from Arnold Ventures, Ascend replicates the ASAP program at CUNY colleges in New York whose students doubled their graduation rates by providing a range of financial, academic, and personal supports. These supports include comprehensive and personal advisement, career counseling, tutoring, waivers for tuition and mandatory fees, gift cards for groceries and/or gas, and additional financial assistance to reduce or eliminate the cost of textbooks. Learn more about completing your application today! Apply now!

Blue Ridge Regional Work Opportunity

The Blue Ridge Regional Work Opportunity (BRRWO), a Department of Labor Workforce Opportunity Rural Communities (WORC) funded program, is designed to help unemployed dislocated workers, new entrants into the workforce, and incumbent workers receive the skills, training, and education needed to retain current employment or improve employability. Apply now!


Grants and scholarships are often called “gifts” because they are free money—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Grants are often based on financial need. Blue Ridge CTC offers a variety of Federal Grants to qualified applicants. Review available grant programming and complete your FAFSA today!

Job Scholars

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Job Scholars is a non-residential career training grant program authorized through the US Department of Labor. This program helps eligible young people ages 16 to 24 train for meaningful careers and obtain employment. Job Scholars graduates either enter the workforce, an apprenticeship, go on to higher education, or join the military. Job Scholars offers tuition free training opportunities, meal and transportation assistance, hands-on training with on-the-job experience, employment counseling, and apprenticeship/employment programs for students accepted into the program. Learn more about eligibility requirements and apply to participate in the Job Corp Scholars program today. Apply now!

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The Blue Ridge CTC Foundation represents an ongoing partnership between the College and the community. Every dollar raised helps students attend Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, provides funds for and improving existing facilities, and enhances and expands the curriculum. A variety of scholarships are available to Blue Ridge students through the College and the local community, based on need and academic achievement. Review available Scholarships and complete your application today!

Student Loans

Unlike grants, loans do have to be repaid. As long as you remain in school taking at least 6 credit hours you will be in an in-school deferment, and will not have to pay. Once you drop below 6 credit hours, your grace period of 6 months begins. Once your grace period ends, you will need to begin repayment of your loans. Learn more about applying for financial aid and receiving loans to fund your education by visiting our Financial Aid Office webpage.

Tuition and Fees

Blue Ridge CTC offers affordable tuition to all students. Tuition rates include in-state, out-of-state, metro fees, high school rate, Veteran, and Senior Citizen.

WV Invests

West Virginia Invests is a state-funded grant program that covers the full cost of basic tuition and fees* for select certificate and associate degree programs at a West Virginia public two- or four-year institution. Priority is given to programs in high-demand fields, such as information technology or healthcare, as determined by the West Virginia Department of Commerce. This is a last-dollar-in program, meaning that it will pay for any amount up to the total cost of tuition and fees that isn’t already covered by other state or federal grants or scholarships. Apply for WV Invests today!

Contact Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office supports all students with options to fund educational pursuits. Review the Financial Aid website or set up an appointment for more assistance.

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