Frequently Asked Questions

Selective Service and Financial Aid Eligibility FAQ

How do I apply for financial aid at BCC?
Can I receive financial aid if I am not full-time?
I've completed my FAFSA, now what do I do?
I've submitted all of the documents that you requested, why are you asking me for more documents?
I've been selected for verification, what does that mean?
How do I apply for a scholarship?
How do I apply for a student loan?
What is the difference between a Subsidized and an unsubsidized student loan?
I applied for a subsidized loan, why did I get the unsubsidized loan?
Will I receive a refund check?
Can I use my financial aid to purchase books?
I had to withdraw from all of my classes, what will happen to my financial aid



How do I apply for financial aid at BCC?

You must complete the FAFSA application and list BCC (007730) as one of your college choices.

 

Can I receive financial aid if I am not attending full-time?
If you are eligible for a partial Pell grant, you can receive aid for as little as 3 credits.



I've completed my FAFSA, now what do I do?
Once the Financial Aid Office at BCC receives your FAFSA information from the Department of Education, we will contact you by mail to request any documents that may be needed to complete your application.



I've submitted all of the documents that you requested, why are you asking me for more documents?
After a thorough review of the information provided, it was determined that we needed additional documents to correctly establish your need for eligibility.



I've been selected for verification, what does that mean?

  1. If selected by the Central Processing Service (Department of Education), you must submit all income documentation to the Financial Aid office.
  2. If selected by the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, you must provide HESAA (Trenton NJ Office) with copies of income documentation.
  3. If selected by BCC, you must submit all income documentation to the Financial Aid office.

 


How do I apply for a scholarship?
There are many scholarships available to students at BCC.  To see a current list of available scholarships click here.



How do I apply for a student loan?
You must first complete the FAFSA application, and submit all required documents to the financial aid office. All borrowers at BCC should click here.



What is the difference between a Subsidized and an unsubsidized student loan?
A Subsidized student loan, the government pays the interest while you are in school.  An Unsubsidized loan, your interest payments accumulate while you are in school.



I applied for a subsidized loan, why did I get the unsubsidized loan?
Your EFC (Expected Family Contribution) as determined by the Dept. of Ed. exceeds your cost of attendance.



Will I receive a refund check?
If the cost of your tuition and fees is less then your financial aid award, you will receive the difference in the form of a refund check.



Can I use my financial aid to purchase books?
Yes, if your financial aid award is at least $300 over the cost of your tuition and fees and you are taking at least 6 credits.



I had to withdraw from all of my classes, what will happen to my financial aid?
Your financial aid award will be adjusted. Adjustments will be made based on the percentage of time you were enrolled during the semester. You may owe a balance after adjustments have been made. You will be notified in writing once an update occurs to your account.