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.
SUMMER BOOKSTORE CREDITS
Bookstore credits for financial aid are now available for the summer semester. If you have additional financial aid funding after your summer tuition bill is paid, you are able to use this funding towards books at the Follett bookstore. Please note: your account number is your student ID number with a capital “C.”
SUMMER FINANCIAL AID
Our office is processing summer financial aid. After you register for classes, we are able to add your eligible financial aid funding to your BRIDGE account. This process can take approximately 1-2 weeks after registration to show up on BRIDGE. You will be notified via text and email when processing is complete.
WHICH FAFSA DO I COMPLETE?
There are currently two FAFSA applications for financial aid funding online available at www.fafsa.gov. If you plan to attend during the Summer 2021 semester, complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA. If you plan to start in the Fall 2021 semester, complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA.
Funding may be first-come, first-served. Complete the FAFSA as early as possible.
UPDATE ON WEST VIRGINIA INVESTS
The community service requirement for WV Invests has been waived for the Spring 2021 semester. All other requirements remain intact.
WHAT IS THE IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL?
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is part of the FAFSA and links tax information from the IRS directly into theFAFSA. Using the Data Retrieval Tool reduces the need for additional information required to be turned in to the school. It is strongly recommended that all students and parents completing this FAFSA use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. For security reasons, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool does not show tax information that has been imported into the FAFSA. However, the information relayed to the school is the same information provided on IRS tax statements. To verify this information, review it on the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is sent from FAFSA.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) for a Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan at www.studentaid.gov! Students MUST have both Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note completed in order for any student loans to pay.