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Financial Aid

The FAFSA application is free and processed by the Department of Education to determine federal student aid. The application is available October 1 for the coming academic year. It is important to file as early as possible before all aid is dispersed. You can estimate financial data and make corrections later to submit correction information (or use the IRS data retrieval tool if applicable). For a complete guide on applying for aid, please visit Applying For Aid. It is in your best interest to initiate the financial aid process as early as possible before the deadline.


For the 2014-15 academic year, we awarded over $243,000 in scholarships to 121 new and continuing students. BCTC offers many types of financial assistance, including federal and institutional aid, as well as loans, grants, and scholarships. 

Scholarships are available to assist with financing college tuition expenses. The scholarship application is available November 1 and is due March 1. Funding for scholarships comes from the state government, organizations and businesses, as well as donors. The eligibility differs for each scholarship; however, there is only one scholarship application you need to complete in order to be considered for all available scholarships.

The college accepts the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES). This state program awards scholarships to Kentucky students who earn a 2.5 GPA or higher in high school. For more information on award amounts, please visit the KHEAA website and create or sign in to your account.

Federal Work Study

The Federal College Work Study Program provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. BCTC will process your Federal Work Study eligibility upon completion of the FAFSA and present it to you in a Financial Aid Package. There are both on campus and off campus jobs available. For more information on the program and job listings, please visit the Federal Work Study Program website.