The Financial Aid Office will help you pursue all available forms of financial assistance to bridge the gap between the cost of college and your available resources such as:
- State and Federal Grants
- BC3 Emergency Grants
- Work Study
- Federal and Alternative Loans
- Veterans educational benefits
- External programs
Financial Aid Special Circumstances
If you or a family member have experienced a significant change in income due to job loss, death of a parent or spouse, or significant medical expenses you may be eligible for a special circumstances appeal regarding your financial aid. If you would like more information, please contact our office at 724-284-8509 regarding the special circumstances process.
Financial Aid Resources
- PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) PA Student Aid Guide - stay up to date on everything financial aid.
- FSA ID Personal Tracker - Use the FSA ID Personal Tracker to write down and secure your FSA ID. You and/or your Parent will need to keep this information to access Dept. Of Education websites or to sign electronically. This tool is not required and for personal and confidential use only. Do not share your FSA ID.
Summer Financial Aid
BC3 offers and participates in financial aid programs during the summer term. Summer offers begin mid April and are disbursed after the start of summer terms as students qualify. The following participating programs are: Federal Pell Grants, Federal Work Study, Federal and Private Loans, Outside Scholarships and Veteran benefits. The Book Allowance program is not offered in the summer sessions.
- If you plan to enroll in the fall, spring or summer 2022- 2023 semesters, you can file the 2022-2023 FAFSA using 2020 tax returns and W-2.
- If you plan to enroll in the Fall, Spring or Summer 2023-2024 semesters, you can file the 2023-2024 FAFSA using 2021 tax returns and W-2.
Apply for financial aid in 3 simple steps:
1. Create an FSA ID
An FSA ID acts as your electronic signature on federal financial aid applications.
2. Submit a FAFSA
Submit a FAFSA
- A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in applying for federal financial aid programs such as Pell Grants, SEOG Grants, Student Loans, and Work-Study jobs. Other types of financial aid use the information from the FAFSA to determine eligibility for their programs.
3. Complete a Pennsylvania State Grant Status Notice
Pennsylvania residents can apply for state funded financial aid programs through PHEAA.
Financial Aid Delivers
The BC3 Financial Aid office is committed to fostering an environment of student success by delivering:
- Exceptional customer service
- Timely award processing
- Effective communication
Located in the Student Success Center on Main Campus, we encourage you to contact us right away with your financial aid questions and concerns.
Schedule an appointment with BC3 financial aid advisors.