At Berkshire Community College (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.
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 Information Session.
Learn More About Types of Financial Aid
Student Financial Services:
Learn More About Applying for Financial Aid
- FAFSA Overview (YouTube video)
- FAFSA Application
- FSA ID
- BCC Foundation Scholarship Application
- Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Scholarship Application
- Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Scholarship Application
- U.S. Department of Labor — Scholarship Opportunities Portal
- MASSAid Student Portal
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 Aug. 31, 2023.
Complete Your Verification
- Login to BCC's Verification Gateway portal
- Create your account and choose preferences for text messages and e-signatures
- Complete your Task List
- Confirm your signature, and review information
- 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 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central at 888-374-8427 or email VGCS@inceptia.org
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.