Apply for Financial Aid

Apply Early

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid as early as possible since pre-qualification will take about two to four weeks from your application submission date. Students and their families do not necessarily need to be considered low-income to qualify for some kinds of financial aid, but students must demonstrate financial need to be eligible for most federal assistance.

Most financial aid awards are based on demonstrated financial need, which is the difference between the Cost of Attendance (COA) and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  Cost of Attendance minus Expected Family Contribution equals Need. (COA-EFC=Need) The EFC is determined from the information you reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Once your need is determined, your financial aid will be calculated based on eligibility and enrollment for the quarters you will be attending. All awards are subject to availability of funds. State Need and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity grants are depleted early each year. These funding sources are re-allocated on a first-come first-serve basis throughout the financial aid award year.

Bates Technical College does not issue paper financial aid checks. Instead, BTC has partnered with Bank Mobile to provide a new way for students to get their refunds from financial aid. When it comes to receiving financial aid refunds, students deserve choices! That’s why we’ve partnered with BankMobile, a financial services company focused on higher education, to bring students more convenient options to receive their financial aid refunds, and to offer students smarter ways to manage their money.

For more information about BankMobile, visit the How It Works page.

To view our institution’s contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customers Bank, click here.

Financial aid disburses funds on a quarterly basis.

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • You can apply for financial aid in three simple steps
  • For instructions in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, or Korean HERE.
What to Do How to Do It
1.     Create an FSA ID Go to www.studentaid.gov and create an account.

You will need your social security number and your own mobile phone number and/or email address.

2.     Complete the FAFSA Start your application at the FSA’s Complete the FAFSA Form webpage.

Use Bates’ school code: 012259.

 

Make sure you have your tax return available to answer the income questions.

 

Bates’ Financial Aid office will receive your FAFSA in 5-8 business days.

3.     Submit other materials as requested by the Financial Aid Office You may have to submit additional documents in order to be eligible for financial aid.

 

Log in to the Financial Aid Student Portal (accessible on the Financial Aid website) to see if any additional documents are required.

 

You will not be able to log in until Bates has received your first FAFSA.

 

What to Do How to Do It
1.     Create a WASFA account Go to the WASFA Application webpage and create an account.
2.     Complete the WASFA Complete your application.
Use Bates’ school code: 012259.Make sure you have your tax return available to answer the income questions.Bates’ Financial Aid office will receive your WASFA in 5-8 business days.
3.     Submit other materials as requested by the Financial Aid Office You may have to submit additional documents in order to be eligible for financial aid.

 

Log in to the Financial Aid Student Portal (accessible on the Financial Aid website) to see if any additional documents are required.

 

You will not be able to log in until Bates has received your first WASFA.

What to Do How to Do It
If you need additional funding, reach out to the WES office. You may be eligible for funding from one of their special funding programs. Visit Bates’ Workforce Education Services webpage and complete the “Do I Qualify?” survey.
What to Do How to Do It
Complete steps 1 through 3 listed above.
If you need additional funding, Bates Technical College Foundation scholarships can provide financial assistance for educational expenses, including:

·       Tuition

·       Exams

·       Books and tools

·       Program (career pathway) supplies

 

Visit Bates Foundation’s Apply for Scholarships webpage and follow the student procedures to apply.
What to Do How to Do It
Complete steps 1 through 3 listed above.
If you have been offered Federal Work Study (FWS) funding, you must apply to the program in order to receive that aid. Visit Bates’ Student Work-Study Program webpage and follow the student procedures to apply.
What to Do How to Do It
Complete steps 1 through 3 listed above.
If you want to be considered for loans, you will need to complete additional applications. In most cases, loans are optional. If you are not eligible for grants, then a loan request is required to complete your application. You can download a loan application from the Financial Aid Forms webpage.  Additionally, you must complete processes online at www.studentloans.gov.

For a more comprehensive list of funding resources, visit our Types of Funding webpage.

Regular timeframe:

  • It can take as little as one week for Financial Aid to process your eligibility for aid, after receiving your FAFSA.
  • Each correction or amendment that needs to be made to your file will cause a one-to-two-week delay.

Peak timeframe:

  • If your FAFSA can be processed by our automated system, your eligibility can be determined about one week after our office receives your FAFSA.
  • If you need to submit additional documents, they will need to be processed manually by our staff. During these peak timeframes, around the start of each quarter, it may take six to eight weeks for our staff to receive your documents in the queue.

Visit our Eligibility page for more information

In order to continue receiving aid, students must meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Handbook. For more information, visit our SAP Policy webpage.

 

 

 

Bates Technical College offers classes on campus, online and hybrid. For Fall Quarter 2021, vaccinations will be required. Learn more about vaccinations and our COVID-19 response on the COVID-19 resource page.