Office of Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid

BCCC School Code: 002061

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is dedicated to helping students and their families remove the financial barriers that might discourage students from attending college. BCCC participates in most major Federal and State programs. In addition, BCCC has different institutional scholarships, as well as a variety of Foundation scholarships. See scholarship resources.

Student financial aid is any grant, scholarship, loan, benefit, or employment opportunity provided to help students meet their educational expenses. Financial aid is usually provided by private foundations, Federal and State governments, and by colleges and universities.

The amounts and types of financial aid are determined by Federal, State, and institutional guidelines. Students and parents are expected to make a reasonable contribution toward college costs, based on the family's financial ability to contribute.

Students are usually offered financial aid "packages" consisting of grants, scholarships, and employment. Grants and scholarships are regarded as "gift" aid and need not be repaid. If aid is offered in the form of a job, the student is paid an hourly rate that cannot be less than the minimum wage. (BCCC does not participate in the Federal loan programs; however, the institution does offer the Hackerman Loan, not to exceed $500, to meet eligible students' short-term emergency needs.)

Federal and most State financial aid programs are based on need. Students must reapply each year for most of these programs.

The Office of Student Financial Aid awards campus-based aid (Federal Work-Study and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants) and most institutional scholarships on a first-come first-served need basis. Students selected by the Federal government for verification must submit the required documentation to the Office of Student Financial Aid before being awarded financial assistance.
 
Baltimore City Community College does not participate in any student loan programs. Students who are not eligible for grants should contact the Student Accounting Office to discuss others options to pay their tuition and fees. The Student Accounting Office is located in room 27 in the main building on the Liberty Heights Campus. The Student Accounting Office telephone number is (410) 462-8333.

Financial aid recipients have the right to appeal financial aid decisions to the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Office of Financial Aid
Liberty Campus
Main Building, Room 024
410-462-8500