Frequently Asked Questions
For what purpose is financial aid given to students?
Financial aid is provided to students to minimize the cost of attending college. Costs include tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, dependent care, and miscellaneous expenses.
Is a student required to attend class to receive financial aid?
A student must attend class to receive financial aid. If a student does not attend classes during the first three weeks, he/she is not entitled to receive financial aid.
What academic standards does a student have to achieve to receive financial aid?
All students receiving federal financial aid must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidelines. Copies of the BCCC SAP policy are also available upon request in the Office of Student Financial Aid and on the BCCC Financial Aid web page.
What happens if a student who has financial aid drops or adds a class?
All students are awarded based on full-time status. However, the student does not have to register as a full-time student to receive most types of financial aid. At the end of the third week of the semester, the student's award will be adjusted based on the number of credits the student's attendance in classes has been verified.
What happens if a student withdraws, drops out or is dismissed from all classes?
If a student ceases enrollment before 60% of the semester has elapsed, the Federal Government requires the Office of Student Financial Aid to recalculate the student's federal aid, with the exception of Work-Study, to determine the amount of aid (based on a federal formula) the student has earned up to the point the student stopped attending all classes. Details about this process are available on this website under Return to Title IV Policy and in the Office of Student Financial Aid.
What happens if a student is on academic dismissal?
When a student is re-admitted, he/she may reapply for financial aid. However, the student must submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Office to have their Financial Aid eligibility reinstated.
What can a student do if found ineligible for Federal aid?
Students, who are found ineligible, can meet with financial aid staff to explore other options (e.g., Councilmanic Scholarships, State aid, institutional aid and tuition deferments).
Does a student have to be full-time to receive financial aid?
A student does not have to be registered full-time to receive Federal financial aid. A student does not have to be registered full-time to receive Federal financial aid. A student with a low-expected family contribution (EFC) who is registered for as little as one credit could receive a Federal Pell Grant.
Are non-credit courses covered under financial aid?
Developmental Studies classes are eligible for Financial Aid. Any other non-credit courses are not eligible for Financial Aid.
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