Financial Aid for Students - Know Eligibility and Requirements

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College financial aid include grants, scholarships, student loans, and work-study programs through Federal Student Aid (FSA) to help pay for college or career school. Learn about other financial aid programs and ways to pay for school or careers.

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Who Can Apply for Financial Aid?

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New Students

As a new student, you are eligible for a number of financial aid resources at BRCTC.

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Returning Students

We support your decision of continuing education with many financial aid options.

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Parents

Parents supporting their child’s career goals by paying their educational expenses can access the parent plus loan program offered at BRCTC.

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Veterans

Many resources are available for veterans and service members to assist their continued education or
training.

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Welcome to the Financial Aid Office

Welcome to the Blue Ridge community college financial aid office! If you are like the majority of our students, financial aid means a lot to you and your family. You need it for college, and maybe even to supplement your living expenses.

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We know how important that is for you, and we are here to help. We process federal and state financial aid for our students that attend Blue Ridge CTC every year, and we can help YOU! We will help guide you through the financial aid process, step by step.

We are available to you in a variety of methods: we are a phone call, an email, or a text away with answers to all of your questions. If you need more guidance or advice, you can set up an appointment to talk to one of our Financial Aid Advisors. It’s all about helping you understand what you need to do in order to achieve your educational goals.

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 Blue Ridge CTC financial aid options.

Bookstore Credits

Bookstore credits are now open for the Fall semester through September 3, 2022. If your financial aid award is more than your tuition bill for the Fall semester, this means you will have access to use bookstore credits. Your account number will be your student ID number with a capital C.


Access To Award Information

Not able to see your award for the 2022-23 award year on BRIDGE? You probably have not opted in to seeing electronic notifications!

Students must opt in to electronic notifications or viewing award notifications on BRIDGE. Per federal regulations, students must opt in to electronic notifications before viewing any information online.

To do so, log onto BRIDGE and follow Financial Aid > Award > Award by Aid Year > Resources/Additional Information. On this tab is a red asterisk and a drop-down column. After selecting “yes,” students are able to click on the “Accept Award Offer” tab and view financial aid awards.


Loan Information

Students MUST have both Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note (MPN) completed in order for any student loans to pay to their account. Complete both of these online at: www.studentaid.gov.

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