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Financial Aid

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid! An education here at BCTC is an especially good value. Tuition costs are very affordable, especially for residents of Kentucky. In addition, we offer a wide range of financial aid programs.

Ready to get started? Apply for financial aid now, search and apply for scholarships, get answers to frequently asked questions, or contact our Office of Financial Aid for help or more information.

Financial Aid News

2015-2016 FAFSA available January 1, 2015

Begin your New Year with a new FAFSA. The 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available January 1 at

New for 2014-2015 **Student Loans are by request only**

If you wish to receive a student loan as part of your financial aid package, please follow the following steps to accept.

  • Login to
  • Click on Loan Request hyperlink
  • Verify your phone number and address
  • Read and Agree to the important information regarding your student loans
  • Enter the amount of student loans you need for the academic year -- this amount will be split for Fall/Spring so be sure to project what you need for BOTH semesters
  • Once submitted you will be taken back you your main self-service screen and the loan request form will no longer be available for viewing

If you have never borrowed a student loan at BCTC and accept a Federal Student Loan, you will also need to complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling. Both processes may be completed online at BCTC will receive notification once successfully completed. Loan funds cannot be disbursed until both have been completed.

Attention Fall 2014 Financial Aid Applicants

The financial aid office is processing aid for the 2014-2015 academic year. The priority deadline for students beginning enrollment at BCTC in the Fall 2014 semester is July 15, 2014. Students should monitor their KCTCS email account for important information. All financial aid correspondence, including award notifications and missing information requests, will be sent to KCTCS email addresses. To view your financial aid awards, log in to the student self-service website. For more information about Financial Aid and the types of awards available, please read our Award Information page.

Dollars and Sense Newsletter

The Financial Aid Office is launching a new, online newsletter.  Check out the latest edition here.

2014-2015 Scholarship Application is available NOW!

The scholarship application for the 2014-2015 academic year is now available. The only way to receive a scholarship is to apply! For more details please visit our scholarship webpage. Please note that we are still receiving scholarship applications for 2013-2014. A friendly reminder to 2013-2014 scholarship applicants and recipients--students must re-apply each year to receive a scholarship. 

Thinking About Dropping ALL your classes?

Think Again! Did you know that dropping ALL of your classes or failing ALL your classes could mean that the Financial Aid Office may ask you to repay some or all of your financial aid awards? It's a federal requirement! BCTC has many resources to help you through the semester. Review the R2T4 webpage before you make that decision! 

General Information For Students