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Paperwork Deadlines:

For Fall Awards ............. June 30
For Spring Awards ......... November 30
For Summer Awards ...... April 30

Meet the Deadline:

Meeting the deadline dates means ALL of the requested forms and paperwork have been received by the Financial Aid Office including an electronic copy of your Student Aid Report and full admission to BridgeValley Community and Technical College. This does not mean that you file the FAFSA by the deadline date but, rather that you file the FAFSA so the Student Aid Report is received in our office, along with all requested forms and paperwork, by the deadline date. Students who do not meet the deadline dates must pay for all expenses (tuition, fees, and books) from their own resources.

To ensure that you meet the deadline date you should file the FAFSA at least one month prior to the deadline date, and you should check with the Admissions Office to make certain that you are fully admitted. No funds will be disbursed to you unless your financial aid file is complete. We are unable to offer you an award until you are fully admitted to BridgeValley.

Fully admitted means that you do not have any outstanding items needed by the Admissions Office which could include: an admissions application, official high school transcript, official ACT/SAT test scores, and/or all official college transcripts from any previously attended colleges.

Missing the above deadlines, with the exception of summer, does not prevent you from receiving financial assistance; however, it may delay the receipt of assistance. Students failing to meet the above deadlines MUST be prepared to cover college expenses from their own resources, please contact the Cashiers Office to make arrangements to use either the monthly payment plan or the 60/40 tuition payment plan.

Deadlines to accept and complete the requirements for a student loan:

Fall Semester ............... October 25
Spring Semester ........... March 25

Note: Promissory notes submitted after the above dates may not be processed in time for the funds to be released by the end of the semester. No loan money can be released after the end of the semester.

If you miss the deadlines you can still apply for federal financial aid, but you must be enrolled at the time funds are disbursed, and you must be making academic progress. You should be prepared to cover your expenses from your own resources if you apply late.

Disbursement Information:

Financial Aid Submission Deadline .............. Estimated Disbursement Date
Fall paperwork submitted in July .................. Expect delay until mid to late September
Fall paperwork submitted in August ............. Expect delay until mid to late October
Fall paperwork submitted in September ........ Expect delay until mid to late November
Spring paperwork submitted in December .... Expect delay until mid to late February
Spring paperwork submitted in January ........ Expect delay until mid to late February

Summer paperwork turned in after April 30th: Summer aid is generally limited to remaining loan eligibility for the aid year. In limited cases you may qualify for summer Pell funding.


State Grant and Scholarship Deadlines:

Promise Scholarship ............................. March 1
West Virginia Higher Education Grant .... April 15