Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Financial Aid Enlightening minds, brightening futures.

Returning Students

Completing the FAFSA

Students must complete the FAFSA each academic year. The FAFSA opens October 1 for the following academic year. It always asks for income information from two years prior. Be sure to complete the FAFSA early to potentially qualify for the maximum amount of grants.

Accepting Your Award Online

Students must accept financial aid awards online each year. Students can check awarded financial aid by logging into BRIDGE and following: Financial Aid > Award > Award by Aid Year (select appropriate aid year) > Accept Award Offer.

This provides a breakdown of all financial aid awarded per semester. All grants are automatically accepted; loans and/or work study must be accepted or declined. Students may accept the full amount offered or a partial amount.


Summer School Financial Aid

Understanding Financial Aid

Students must maintain specific criteria in order to receive financial aid. Review the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress to understand the requirements to continue receiving financial aid.

Student Loan Default Prevention

Withdraw/Drop Policy

Types of Financial Aid



Federal Work Study


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