Financial Aid Information and Services
Educational Assistance for Veterans and/or Dependents of Veterans
Most curriculum programs offered by the College and some Continuing Education courses are approved for the training of veterans and their dependents. Eligible veterans and/or their eligible dependents who wish to pursue their education should contact the Financial Aid Office for application guidance and support.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Federal and State regulations require that students receiving financial aid maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. In order to be eligible for financial aid, students must meet the following minimum guidelines:
- The student must successfully complete at least 67% of their cumulative credit hours attempted.
- Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher.
- Students must complete their program of study in a time frame not to exceed 150 percent of the credit hours required of the program. All credit hours attempted will be counted even if the student changes programs.
The College Catalog/Handbook and the Student Success Guide have more information about the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy.
Financial Obligations of Students
Student are responsible for any and all amounts due on the their account.
Failure to pay any past due balance in full may result in:
- Unable to register for classes
- Unable to receive grades or official transcripts
- Account may be turned over to the North Carolina Department of Revenue or North Carolina Attorney General's Office for collection
- Account maybe turned over to a collection agency where credit could be adversely affected.
Purged for non-payment of tuition
Students who have not paid their tuition or enrolled in the Deferred Payment Plan by the tuition due date will be removed from all courses in which they are registered. This process is referred to as Purged for non-payment.
Students who have been purged will have to re-register for classes. However, they may not be able to register for the same courses and/or sections that they had before being purged.
- 100% refund if a student Officially withdraws BEFORE the first day of classes.
- 75% refund if a student Officially withdraws BEFORE the 10% point of the semester.
- No refund AFTER the 10% point of the semester.
- Census Date is the same as the 10% point of the semester
More information about the Refund Policy can be found in the College Catalog.
Return of Title IV Funds Policy: Don't get caught owing Money!
Students who are withdrawn completely from BRCC should understand their withdrawal may affect their eligibility for financial aid for the current semester. Federal regulations require a refund calculation for all students receiving Title IV funds who are withdrawn from all classes for the semester on or before the 60% point in semester or who complete the semester with no earned hours. Students earn a portion of the Title IV funds on a ratio of number of calendar days attended and the number of calendar days in the term. Unearned federal aid will be returned in the following order: Federal Direct Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, Pell Grant, and SEOG. NC monies will be returned according to state regulations. Institutional and outside scholarships will be fully applied to the student's account for attendance through the official census date of the term, unless otherwise restricted. If there is a student account balance resulting from these adjustments, the student is responsible for payment.