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 Student Aid Index (SAI).  Cost of Attendance minus Student Aid Index equals Need. (COA-SAI=Need) The SAI 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 delivers your refund with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Visit this link for more information: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/how-it-works/.

To view our third-party servicer contract for refund management, click here.

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 DoHow to Do It
1.     Create an FSA IDGo 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 FAFSAStart 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 OfficeYou may have to submit additional documents in order to be eligible for financial aid.

 

Log in to the ctcLink Student Homepage (accessible on the Financial Aid website) to see if any additional documents are required. You can view what additional documents that are required under your Task tile on your ctcLink Student Homepage.

 

You will not be able to view your FAFSA information until Bates has received it.

 

What to DoHow to Do It
1.     Create a WASFA accountGo to the WASFA Application webpage and create an account.
2.     Complete the WASFAComplete 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 OfficeYou may have to submit additional documents in order to be eligible for financial aid.

 

Log in to the ctcLink Student Homepage (accessible on the Financial Aid website) to see if any additional documents are required. You can view what additional documents that are required under your Task tile on your ctcLink Student Homepage.

 

You will not be able to view your WASFA information until Bates has received it.

What to DoHow 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 DoHow 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 DoHow 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 DoHow 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.

 

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Page Manager: FinancialAid@batestech.edu
Last Modified 10/01/2021

 

 

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