Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid! An education here at BCTC is an especially good value. Tuition costs are very affordable, especially for residents of Kentucky. In addition, we offer a wide range of financial aid programs.
Ready to get started? Apply for financial aid now, search and apply for scholarships, get answers to frequently asked questions, or contact our Office of Financial Aid for help or more information.
Pell, CAP, SEOG, Federal Direct Loans and Scholarships will begin disbursement on February 3, 2014. Refunds will begin processing on February 6, 2014. First time loan borrowers disbursements will begin on February 17, 2014 with refunds processing February 20, 2014.
A disbursement is the release of financial aid to the student account to pay tuition, fees, bookstore charges and other related expenses.
A refund is the release of residual funds to the student's Higher One Account.
The Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee the arrival or disbursement of funds. The above dates represent the earliest date funds can be applied to an account in student billing. All refunds will be processed through Higher One. To activate your Higher One account or to choose your refund preference go to www.KCTCSDebitCard.com.
The scholarship application for the 2014-2015 academic year is now available. The only way to receive a scholarship is to apply! For more details please visit our scholarship webpage. Please note that we are still receiving scholarship applications for 2013-2014. A friendly reminder to 2013-2014 scholarship applicants and recipients--students must re-apply each year to receive a scholarship.
The financial aid office is processing aid for the 2013-2014 academic year. The priority deadline for students beginning enrollment at BCTC in the Spring 2014 semester is November 15, 2013. Students should monitor their KCTCS email account for important information. All financial aid correspondence, including award notifications and missing information requests, will be sent to KCTCS email addresses. To view your financial aid awards, log in to the student self-service website. For more information about Financial Aid and the types of awards available, please read our Award Information page.
If you were selected for FAFSA Verification you should submit your forms immediately. The completion of the Verification process is not optional and must be completed before any financial aid awards will be offered. The failure to submit verification in a timely manner may delay disbursements and could prevent a student from utilizing bookstore charge dates.
If there has been a significant change in student, spouse, or parent 2013 income, a student may be eligible for a recalculation. Forms are now available upon request at your nearest financial aid office location. Students must work with a financial aid counselor to complete the recalculation process.
Think Again! Did you know that dropping ALL of your classes or failing ALL your classes could mean that the Financial Aid Office may ask you to repay some or all of your financial aid awards? It's a federal requirement! BCTC has many resources to help you through the semester. Review the R2T4 webpage before you make that decision!