Paying for College

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With Financial Aid, You Can Afford BCC!   

BCC is committed to providing access to higher education and supporting a diverse student body.

By checking us out, you’re already making a smart financial move. Attending community college for two years before transferring to your dream four-year school can save you $70,000 or more! Our reasonable cost and outstanding faculty and programs make BCC a great value in higher education.         

Our mission is to remove economic barriers you may have to attending BCC so that you can focus on your studies and achieve your career goals. Financial aid can make all the difference to your academic success, and we want to help you succeed. Each year over 1,800 students receive an average award of $5,000 to attend BCC. College is one of the most important investments you'll ever make, and financial aid is available to help you make that investment. Whether you need a little or a lot of help, we look forward to working with you to make BCC affordable.    

Think of our office as your resource about financial aid from start to finish. We designed this website with your most frequently asked questions (FAQs) in mind, and we’re here to help you navigate the financial aid process.  

FAFSA Day Massachusetts

Sun., Jan. 29, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
BCC’s Main Campus
1350 West St., Pittsfield, MA

BCC’s financial aid staff will be joined by financial aid professionals from MCLA, Simon’s Rock, and Williams College on Sunday, January 29 to provide free assistance to Berkshire County families applying for college financial aid for the 2017–2018 academic year. FAFSA Day Massachusetts will be held from 1:00–4:00 p.m. at BCC’s Main Campus at 1350 West St. in Pittsfield.

FAFSA Day Massachusetts mobilizes financial aid professionals from colleges across the Commonwealth to help families of college-bound students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The application, required of all students seeking grant or loan assistance, is available online.

FAFSA Day activities will begin with check-in at BCC’s Koussevitzky Arts Center and will include:

* Participants ready to file their FAFSA will be directed to computer labs where support personnel will be available to provide assistance.

* A “Fast Track” table in the Koussevitzky Lobby will serve those with quick questions.

This free event is sponsored by The Learning Connection Inc. /Educational Opportunity Center in cooperation with financial aid professionals from Berkshire County’s four colleges, and is administered by the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA), with funding for such programs across the nation provided by the Lumina Foundation for Education.

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