After completing your FAFSA, check the latest information and status of your financial aid application by logging in to the BC Financial Aid Portal. This portal is available to you anytime, 24/7.
Log-in tip: If your BC PIN begins with a zero, don’t include the zero when logging in. The portal cannot handle PINS with leading zeros.
How to log in: Avoid using Google Chrome as your internet browser
- Use your social security number as your user name
- Use your BC PIN (same one you use for Online Services) as your password.
Important things to look for
Getting a “file completed” status means all required paperwork has been received by our office and your application is ready for review. At this point you’ll also find an application completion date displayed. It’s important you check your financial aid status regularly. If your application completion date is later than the current quarter’s class registration deadline(s), you will be responsible for paying your tuition. The financial aid office cannot defer your tuition if your application completion date is later than the college’s class registration deadline.
Application has been reviewed
An “application has been reviewed” status means your application has received an initial review by the Financial Aid office. Once your application file is completely processed, the amount of your award money can be located under the Awards section of the portal.
Information we need from you
Once your application has been reviewed, before it’s completely processed, it’s possible we may need more information from you. Check the section of the portal labeled, Information Needed. Any additional items of information we still need from you should be listed here. Provide the Financial Aid office with the requested information as soon as possible if you haven’t already done so. Once the information is received and/or processed, you should see a confirmation date next to each item showing that the item was received. If you haven’t turned in the requested information listed here, please turn in hard copies of this information to the Financial Aid office as soon as possible.
When financial aid is awarded to you, you should find a notification confirming your award in the Award section of the portal.
Can I drop or add classes despite the deferment?
A deferment will not prevent you from dropping or adding classes. If you decide you will not be attending a quarter, please drop your classes as soon as possible. Other students can then register for those classes.
Last Updated April 26, 2016