2018-2019 Catalog

Financial Aid Application Process

Applying for financial aid is easy. Simply follow the steps below:

  • Create an FSA ID at www.fafsa.gov: The FSA ID is used to electronically sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). One parent of a dependent student must also create an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA. As a FAFSA must be renewed annually, applicants should record their user names, passwords and challenge questions/answers for future reference.
  • File the FAFSA by March 15 each year: There is no charge for filing a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Pop-up boxes provide step-by-step instructions on how to complete each question.

    BCC’s Federal School Code is 002167.

  • After filing the FAFSA, if asked, submit IRS Tax Return Transcripts, W-2 Form(s) or other documentation to the Financial Aid Office. Mark each document with the student’s full name and BCC Student ID, then:
    • E-mail to Renee Huyghue at rhuyghue@berkshirecc.edu; or
    • Fax to 413-442-8930; or
    • Mail to BCC Financial Aid Office, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.
  • Apply for admission at www.berkshirecc.edu/admissions: Students must be admitted to a certificate or degree program to qualify for aid. If accepted at BCC prior to graduating from high school, submit an official high school transcript with proof of graduation to the Admissions Office as soon as possible. Students who have broken enrollment or graduated must re-admit to receive aid.