Financial Aid Award Terms & Conditions
- Your acceptance of financial aid indicates that you have read and understand all related terms and conditions of your award.
- You must be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen. Eligible non-citizens may be required to present current, up-to-date, and valid U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS-formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service or INS) I-551 or I-94 forms in person to the Financial Aid Office to document their eligibility for federal aid. Students who are in the US on F1, J1, J2 visas, and G series visas are NOT eligible for federal or state financial aid.
- You understand that any federal funds received during the award period(s) covered by this award will be used solely for expenses related to your attendance at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.
- You must be enrolled as a regular student at least half-time to receive student loans. For half-time enrollment, undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least six credit hours. Grant aid is dependent on the number of credit hours you are registered for, as well as meeting other criteria specific to each federal or state grant.
- All students (full-time and part-time) who wish to qualify for financial aid while attending Blue Ridge Community and Technical College must meet certain standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). For the complete SAP policy, appeals procedures, and appeals deadlines, please check the Financial Aid Office webpage at http://www.blueridgectc.edu/financial-aid/.
- If your award package includes the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program, that award is the maximum amount you may earn while working on the program. It cannot be applied to your bill as a credit nor paid out to you as a refund.
- If you withdraw from all of your classes during the semester, federal law requires that any “unearned” financial aid be returned to the federal government. Therefore, if you withdraw or you do not earn any hours during the semester, you may be required to repay all or a portion of the aid received, based on the length of your enrollment.
- You are responsible for repaying your loans – acceptance of any loan carries a serious legal and financial obligation. Failure to meet this obligation may adversely affect your credit.
- If you do not wish to use a student loan, you may decline it. If you borrow the maximum annual federal loan amount available to you during the school year, you will not be able to use a student loan during the following summer. Summer financial aid is very limited. If you receive a student refund of financial aid during the academic year and plan to enroll during the summer sessions, you should plan to save some of the funds from your student refund to help you pay for your future summer tuition charges.
- If required, you are to provide any additional documentation, such as verification, corrections and/or new information to the Financial Aid Office, which may be used to determine your eligibility for financial aid.
- You are responsible for repaying any assistance received as a result of providing incorrect information to the College. Intentionally misreporting information on forms for federal aid is a violation of the law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the United States Criminal Code.
By Signing this document you agree to follow and adhere to the Terms and Conditions stated above.
If you have any questions concerning the content of this page, feel free to contact the financial aid office at: