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Welcome to the Financial Aid Office. We are here to assist students with the process of applying for financial aid. Baton Rouge Community College's experienced staff is available during office hours to respond to your financial aid questions and requests. No appointments are necessary. Students are assisted in the office on a walk-in basis.
Baton Rouge Community College Financial Aid Mission Statement:
The Financial Aid Office and it's staff are dedicated to fostering support that encourages and promotes financial aid programs that remove financial barriers to ensure access to all students in pursuit of academic excellence, economic opportunity and personal achievement.
Financial Aid Location and Office Hours:
The Financial Aid Office is located in Bienvenue. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm and Fridays 8:00am to 5:00pm.
The 2014-2015 FAFSA is now available at http://www.fafsa.gov. Our federal school code is 037303.
Click below for more information about the Tiger Bridge Financial Aid Process.
What's New For 2014-2015
Federal Student Loans
Baton Rouge Community College will no longer include loans for students as a part of their aid package. BRCC offers federal direct subsidized loans, federal direct unsubsidized loans, and direct PLUS loans to eligible students. If you are interested in applying for a student loan, click here.
Income Tax Return Transcript
If you choose not to use the Data Retrieval Tool and you are selected for the verification process, you may print out a copy of the tax return transcript from the IRS website. Go to https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript. Follow the instructions in order to create or reactivate an account with the IRS. After filing your taxes, it will take up to two weeks for IRS income information to be available for electronic IRS tax return filers, and up to eight weeks for paper IRS tax return filers. If you are married and you are your spouse filed separate tax returns, you must submit tax return transcripts for both you and your spouse.
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
For purposes of federal financial aid, a student or a parent is considered married if the student or parent was legally married in any domestic or foreign jurisdiction that recognizes the relationship as a valid marriage, regardless of where the couple resides. For more information click here. (http://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/reporting-same-sex-marriage-on-fafsa.pdf).
Federal Subsidized Loan Borrowing Limit
Effective July 1, 2013, a first time Federal Subsidized Student Loan borrower is no longer eligible for the subsidized Student Loan program is he or she exceeds 150% of the published length necessary to graduate within an undergraduate program. The U.S. Department of Education is encouraging students to obtain undergraduate degrees within a reasonable time frame. Students who change majors multiple times or, drop classes excessively or retake classes excessively are most likely to be affected by this new legislation.
Parent Income Information on FAFSA
New guidelines dictate that if parents are unmarried but lived together in the last 12 months, both parents income must be included on the FAFSA. Click here for more information.