Other Ways to Pay

The Financial Aid Office works closely with outside financial aid programs to help meet the needs of our students.

Programs

Bookaid

Use your financial aid money early to get textbooks! Students eligible for a financial aid refund can use a portion of that money early to buy textbooks. The cost of your textbooks will be deducted from your upcoming financial aid refund. Visit the BC3 Bookstore for more information.

Americorps

Americorps is an organization that allows a person to apply their skills and ideals towards helping others while meeting critical needs in the community.

A full-time member who completes their services earn a Segal AmeriCorps education award to pay for college, graduate school, or to repay student loans. Some members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.

You can learn more about the Americorps program here.

CareerLink

PA CareerLink is Pennsylvania’s one-stop service for job seekers. PA Career Link resources include job listings, directory of local offices, unemployment information, social services, and training resources.

To apply for benefits a student must inquire at a Job Services Center to determine eligibility.

Contact your local CareerLink Office for more information.

Jop Corps

The Pittsburgh Job Corps program provides funding to students to assist with tuition, books, and other school related expenses.

Student must be 17-24 years of age, Pell grant eligible, and in certain programs of study.

You can find more information here or by contacting Debra Lilly at 412-295-8825.

OVR

The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment.

OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities both directly and through a network of approved vendors.
Services are provided on an individualized basis. An OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews assists customers in selecting their choice of vocational goals, services, and providers.

You can get more information on the OVR program here.