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Once you’ve been admitted to BTC, you can start applying for financial aid.

Here’s how it works:

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    Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

It’s easy, and should take only about 30 minutes to complete online.

You’ll need:

  • A PIN from the Department of Education site. This helps them identify you when accessing your information, and acts as your electronic signature. If you are a dependent of your parent or guardian, they will need their own PIN. Get your PIN here.
  • Income records, such as W2s, copies of federal tax returns, and SSI benefits for the previous year. Dependent students will need their parents’ or guardians’ income records.
  • BTC College Code 016227.

You’ll receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) form the Department of Education. This is a summary of the information you provided. Review the SAR carefully. Make any necessary corrections online or contact Financial Aid for help.

Learn everything you need to know about Federal Student Aid and the FAFSA.

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    BTC will receive your FAFSA information.

After about a week, BTC will receive your FAFSA information. You’ll also be notified by email. You will need to complete a BTC Financial Aid Data Sheet to let us know which quarters you will be attending. You may also have additional paperwork to complete, which you can do through the Financial Aid Portal.

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    BTC reviews your application

BTC reviews your application and worksheets. This process takes six to eight weeks. (That’s why it’s important to apply early!)

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    Award process

The Award process usually takes about three to four weeks:

  • You’ll receive your award email, and can view your financial aid awards (grants, work study, and loans for which you qualify) through the Financial Aid Portal.
  • Grants, scholarships and any agency funds you are receiving will automatically be applied to your tuition and fees.
  • If you need loans to cover any other expenses, complete entrance counseling and the Master Promissory Note (MPN) here. Then complete the BTC Direct Loan Application. Note: loan funds for new students are not available until 30 days after first quarter begins.

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    Check your Awards

Go to the Financial Aid Portal to check on awards left after tuition and fees are paid. Awards will be released to you after the quarter has begun.

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Here are some of the most-requested Financial Aid forms:

2014-2015

  • Financial Aid Eligible Programs (PDF)
  • Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (PDF)
  • 2014-2015 Student Financial Aid Handbook (PDF)
  • Data Sheet (PDF)
  • Authorization to Release Information (PDF)
  • Selective Service Verification (PDF)
  • V1 Dependent - Verification Worksheet.pdf (PDF)
  • V1 Independent - Verification Worksheet.pdf (PDF)
  • V3 Dependent - Verification Worksheet (PDF)
  • V3 Independent - Verification Worksheet.pdf (PDF)
  • V4 Dependent - Verification Worksheet.pdf (PDF)
  • V4 Independent - Verification Worksheet.pdf (PDF)
  • V5 Dependent - Verification Worksheet.pdf (PDF)
  • V5 Independent - Verification Worksheet.pdf (PDF)
  • V6 Dependent - Verification Worksheet.pdf (PDF)
  • V6 Independent - Verification Worksheet.pdf (PDF)
  • Reinstatement Appeal (PDF)
  • Special Circumstances (PDF)

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Financial Aid Tips

  • Don’t delay! Apply as soon as you can.
  • Pay attention to award deadlines.
  • Please be sure to activate your BTC email. BTC Financial Aid correspondence will be sent to the email address that you listed on the FAFSA.
  • Don’t fall for scams sites that ask you to pay a fee to submit your application. Make sure you are on the official federal financial aid site: www.fafsa.ed.gov.

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Please check this out: BTC strongly endorses this program for all students potentially receiving financial aid. Especially helpful with Student Loans.

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Good to Know about Financial Aid

  • Financial aid is available to eligible students who enroll in certificate and degree programs; but not all programs are eligible.
  • Apply early and meet priority dates to have the best likelihood of being eligible for maximum funding each year.
  • You must demonstrate financial need to be eligible for most assistance. Financial aid is designed to cover the gap between your own financial resources (savings, income, help from parents or guardians, etc.) and school expenses.
  • Financial Aid can be grants, scholarships, low-interest loans, and student employment.
  • Apply between January 1 and May 15 each year that you are enrolled at BTC.

Priority Application Deadlines

We recommend you begin the process at least two months before the following deadlines:
  • Fall Quarter: July 1
  • Winter Quarter: November 1
  • Spring Quarter: February 1
  • Summer Quarter: May 1

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Financial Aid Help and Info

Email finaid@btc.ctc.edu, or call 360-752-8351.

Financial Resources is located in the College Services (CS) building, Room 101.

View your financial aid status and awards 24/7.

Notice: All policies are subject to change without advance notice if required by federal or state law, Board of Regents, or the Financial Aid Office.

BTC Financial Aid Portal Information: Username is Social Security Number. Global Pin (password) is 6-Digit Date of Birth (MMDDYY).