Financial Assistance

The staff of the BMCC Student Financial Assistance Office is committed to helping students put together a financial package that will help them reach their academic goals.

Looking for a financial aid award?:  If you have already completed your 2014 -2015 FAFSA, your patience is greatly appreciated. Watch your e-mail for notifications and monitor your WolfWeb account for status updates and requests for information. There you will be able to see what documents are still needed or if an award has been generated.

During this peak processing time of year you can expect approximately 8 - 10 weeks from the date you submit your last requested document until an award is generated.

Planning to attend Summer term, 2014?:  Summer term, 2014 begins our 2014-2015 academic year.  In order to receive financial aid for summer term you must first complete the 14/15 FAFSA.   Please make sure to note your intentions for summer enrollment when you submit your FAIR letter.

Financial Aid File completion deadlines: To allow for processing time and funds to be available by the tuition due date, completed files must be submitted to the Financial Aid office by:

TERM

Summer

Fall

Winter

Spring

Requested documents submitted by

04/14/14

07/21/14

12/01/14

03/02/15

Completed files consist of a completed FAFSA, completed BMCC FAIR letter, and other documentation requested by the Financial Aid office on your student wolfweb.

Applications will still be accepted after the above dates. However, eligibility may not be determined in enough time to pay tuition and fees prior to the beginning of the term. If an applicant is eligible for aid, the award will be made retroactive.  If you miss this date, you MUST be prepared to purchase books and supplies, and set up an installment plan for your tuition and fees according to college tuition deadlinesIf out-of-pocket expenses are not reasonable, you should consider postponing enrollment until the next term, or at such time that your finances allow.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

If you're having difficulty with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT), here is an instructional video that we think is very helpful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJYE4PTYRfs

Please check out the current list of Scholarships available!

 


 

Introducing:

Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) has teamed up with SALTTM, a new membership program, to help our recent alumni manage their money and student loans.  Here’s the best part – we are providing all of its services to you as a gift – free of charge.

What Is SALT?

SALT was created by American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization, to help BMCC alums like you become more financially savvy.  

Activating your SALT membership allows you take advantage of members-only features, like:

 

  • Interactive money management tools that show you how to take control of your finances.
  • A personal dashboard that tracks all of your federal student loans in one place.
  • Loan advice from SALT’s expert counselors.
  • My Money 101—a self-paced, online resource that teaches you practical money management strategies for budgeting, credit cards, banking and more.
  • Access to thousands of jobs and internships to jumpstart your career.
  • Exclusive benefits that help you save and spend smart.

Please log on to www.saltmoney.org and activate your SALT account to take advantage of all its great benefits. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact SALT’s Member Support team at 855.469.2724.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

IMPORTANT: Federal Pell Grant Program — Duration of Eligibility

Once you have received a Pell Grant for 12 semesters, or the equivalent, you will no longer be eligible for additional Pell Grants.

  • You are eligible to receive a Pell Grant for up to 12 semesters or the equivalent. If you have exceeded the 12-semester maximum, you will lose eligibility for additional Pell Grants beginning in 2012-13 school year. Equivalency is calculated by adding together the percentage of your Pell eligibility that you received each year to determine whether the total amount exceeds 600%.
     
  • For example, if your maximum Pell Grant award amount for the 2010-2011 school year was $5,550, but you only receive $2,775 because you were only enrolled for one semester, you would have used 50% of your maximum award for that year. If in the following school year, you were enrolled only three-quarter time, you would have used 75% of your maximum award for that year. Together, you would have received 125% out of the total 600% lifetime limit. Click here for more details.

  

Federal School Code: 003186

Contact Information

Service Center (Click Here for hours)
Telephone:  (541) 278-5759
Fax:  (541) 278-5889

finaid@bluecc.edu