Federal Pell Grant
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded usually only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Pell Grant.) Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added. To determine your eligiblity for the Federal Pell Grant you must complete the FAFSA application.
School code: 011948
Which FAFSA do you submit?
|FAFSA REQUIRED||USES TAX DATA FROM|
|2023-2024||2021 FEDERAL TAX RETURN|
|FAFSA REQUIRED||USES TAX DATA FROM|
(Opens in December)
|2022 FEDERAL TAX RETURN|
Before beginning the FAFSA, you should apply for a FSA User ID at studentaid.ed.gov if you do not already have one. Students who already have a PIN from previous FAFSA applications have the option to link that PIN to their newly-created FSA User ID. By linking the matched PIN, the student will be able to immediately use the FSA User ID. If a student chooses not to link to a previous Pin, he/she will have limited use of the FSA User ID until the SSA confirms their personal identifiers, which usually takes 1-3 days.
Forgot User Name and Password
- Your and a parent’s social security number and birth dates
- Federal income tax returns and W-2 information
- Records of untaxed income (social security benefits, child support, etc.)
- Information on savings, investments, and business & farm assets for yourself and/or parents
Now you are ready to complete the online application. Go to studentaid.ed.gov and click on “Fill out your FAFSA” on Step 2. You may choose to print a FAFSA worksheet from the site first to organize all of your income information before entering it into the online application. After entering all necessary data, the application will ask you for your PIN number.
Make sure that you select “Submit Now” at the end of the application to ensure that your information is actually submitted.
Remember to keep the confirmation number after your application has been successfully submitted.
Your application will be processed and you will receive an email with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you did not provide an email address it will be mailed to you.
Review your SAR for any errors and if you have any they may be corrected at studentaid.ed.gov. Upon receiving your SAR, Black River Technical College will be contacting you by mail. You should receive a letter informing you that we have received your processed application and it will instruct you of what to do next. Any forms included with this letter should be submitted to the BRTC Financial Aid Office as soon as possible so that your aid will be processed in a timely manner. We will then mail you an award letter indicating your amount of financial aid eligibility.
All financial aid information may also be accessed from myBRTC.
Scholarships are a type of financial aid that is based on academic merit. Please select the scholarship heading for additional information.
The federal government and nonprofit organizations offer money for college to veterans, future military personnel, active duty personnel, or those related to veterans or active duty personnel. Please select the Veterans Affairs heading for additional information.
Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. Please select the Federal Work Study heading for additional information.
A student loan is money borrowed from the federal government or a private lender in order to pay for college. Please select the Student Loan heading for additional informtion.