Welcome to the 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.
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 your 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to explore your financial options at Blue Ridge.
WHICH FAFSA DO I COMPLETE?
If you plan to attend during the Spring semester and have not yet done the FAFSA, you will want to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. This covers the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 semesters. This FAFSA will ask for 2018 tax information
The 2021-2022 FAFSA became available starting Oct. 1, 2020. This FAFSA covers next academic year (Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022). We encourage all students who plan to attend college next year to do the FAFSA early at www.fafsa.gov. Some funding is first-come, first-served, so it is best to get your FAFSA done as early as possible. This FAFSA will ask for 2019 tax information.
UPDATE ON WEST VIRGINIA INVESTS
The community service requirement for WV Invests has been waived for the Fall 2020 semester only. All other requirements remain intact.
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 Master Promissory Note (MPN) for a Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan at www.studentaid.gov! You MUST have both Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note completed in order for your student loans to pay.