Effective August 18, 2021, Masks are required in all indoor spaces at BCC. This applies to any vaccination status. For more, please see our COVID-19 Policies page.

Menu

Apply for Financial Aid

File your FAFSA beginning on October 1!

At BCC, you will get the same great education at a fraction of the cost.

Financial aid can cover tuition and other academic fees, living expenses, or both. Day, evening, and online students who are enrolled either full- or part-time are eligible for financial aid consideration.

Each year, more than 80% of BCC students receive an average award of $5,000. That’s a significant savings on your annual tuition.

Have Questions?

Contact our Student Financial Services office:

Email: finaid@berkshirecc.edu
Phone: 413-236-1644

Apply for Financial Aid

The first step to being awarded aid is by completing your government FAFSA, and filing as early as possible is always a great idea.

File Your FAFSA Application Now

Register to attend an upcoming Paying For College Info Session

Federal Verification Process

We are pleased to announce we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process for Berkshire Community College. Verification Gateway (VG) from Inceptia is an online portal to guide students and parents through verification. 

If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education, you will receive an email from VGCS@inceptia.org, or postcard from Inceptia, containing Berkshire Community College’s unique website link to start the verification process. 

The deadline for submitting these documents is August 31, 2022.

BCC Verification Gateway

Complete Your Verification

  1. Login to BCC's Verification Gateway portal
  2. Create your account and choose preferences for text messages and e-signatures
  3. Complete your Task List
  4. Confirm your signature, and review information
  5. Sign your account

If you are a dependent student, your parent also needs to create their own account and complete each of these steps.

More information about the verification process

  • Questions about the verification process?  

    Contact Inceptia, Monday through Friday 8 am – 7 pm Central at 888.374.8427 or VGCS@inceptia.org

  • About Inceptia  

    Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in financial aid management, default prevention, and financial education. Our mission is to support schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens. Learn more at Inceptia.org.

Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Be registered with Selective Service - www.sss.gov
    (unless female or born before 1960)
  • Be accepted into a degree or certificate program
  • Have a GED or high school diploma from an accredited high school
  • Have financial need (except for certain student loans)

End of verification process information.


Types of Financial Aid

The cost of a diploma from a typical four-year college or university is anywhere from $120,000 to $160,000. By attending BCC for your first two years and then transferring for junior and senior year, you’ll save $50,000 to $70,000—and still receive all the benefits of quality higher education! 

There are many ways to pay for your education. Let us help you understand the Types of Financial Aid

Learn more about financial aid opportunities

Contact our Student Financial Services office:

Email: finaid@berkshirecc.edu
Phone: 413-236-1644

Learn More