Financial Aid Information
Every year you must complete the FAFSA application if you are planning to receive financial aid. This application is free and is submitted electronically. The new FAFSA application is available in January. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Data Retrieval Tool
This is a tool within the FAFSA application that will link your tax information from the IRS directly to your FAFSA application. (Only use this tool if you filed taxes)
In order to move forward with your Financial Aid application, you must have received your student identification number. The application for admissions is available online, please allow 3-4 days for your student ID to be available for your use. http://bellevuecollege.edu/enrollment/admissions/
Student Aid Report (SAR)
In the mean time, be checking your email (the email that you provided FAFSA with). Within a few days you should receive your student aid report (SAR); This email will confirm that your FAFSA was processed. Your student aid report will indicate additional documents you might need to submit into the financial aid office, it is very important that you carefully read through your student aid report.
After you have applied and been accepted to Bellevue College, it is time to set up your BC student email account at http://mybcc.net/ . This will be the primary way Financial Aid will contact you about the status of your financial aid. It is very important that you respond to the questions financial aid may be asking of you.
Financial Aid Application
This form is separate from the FAFSA application, and is a required item for each student to complete in addition to the FAFSA. This is a questionnaire, which is free and also submitted electronically. Please visit the following website to complete the form. http://fa.bellevuecollege.edu/
Things to remember about Financial Aid:
- There are very strict financial aid deadlines and it is important for each student to be aware and to be proactive so that they can start college in the quarter of their choosing.
- During the process of financial aid, your file will go through an initial review and during this point, financial aid may ask you for additional information. It is crucial that you check your BC student email account 3x/week. If there is additional information, it is the student’s responsibility to provide such documents to the financial aid office promptly.
There are many ways check that status of your application.
- Visit the FA portal @ http://fa.bellevuecollege.edu/ . In order to enter this site, you will need to know your social security number and your PIN, which is typically your birthday without the leading 0.
- The financial aid phone line is also available for your use, please call 425-564-2227 during business hours.
- Also, you can visit the financial aid office located in the B building on the 1st floor. Please check their website (above) for their up to date business hours.
Keeping your Financial Aid
In order be eligible for aid, every financial aid student must meet academic standards. This means you must pass your classes; a D grade is passing, but please aim higher for your benefit. Dropping classes after the census date (The census date is the date that financial aid allows you to make any changes to your academic schedule, this date is usually 10 days after the quarter starts)
If you lose your financial aid eligibility, you will either have to repay or appeal. If you have mitigating circumstances you must follow the appeal process. Please see below. https://fa.bellevuecollege.edu/youraid/appeal