Applying for Financial Aid as a First Time College Student

If this is your first time applying to college, it’s also your first time applying for financial aid. We’ve made it a little easier to get through the financial aid process by breaking it into individual steps. Through this process, you’ll get all the information you need to apply for grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs.

If you would like us to be able to communicate with your parent(s) or legal guardian about you financial aid, you’ll need to fill out the Written Consent Permission Form to Release Confidential Student Information (FERPA).

BCC federal school code: 015285

Financial Aid:  Step by Step

Applying for financial aid can take a little time, but it’s definitely worth it. You’ll have several opportunities to apply for the money you need to help pay for your education.

The steps listed below are for all students applying to college for the first time, whether you plan to go full-time or part-time.  By following these steps, you’ll get through the process as quickly and easily as possible.

If you need help, feel free to contact BCC’s Student Financial Resources Office at 910.755.7322 or email us.

Keep in mind that you should file early, as it can take time to get your applications approved.

Apply for your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID

Complete your FAFSA

Review your SAR

Respond to Requests for Additional Information

Receive Notification and Check your Aid

Learn About Additional Aid

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