COVID-19 and Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is here to help!


A variety of funding sources have been made available to assist students through this crisis. The GEER Fund provides funds in Aid Year 2020-2021 (including to support last-dollar scholarships) for displaced adults who enroll in stackable credential programs that lead to jobs in targeted industry sectors. 


Federal COVID-19 Relief Programs

A variety of funding sources have been made available to assist students through this crisis. Congress has passed multiple relief bills to assist college students with financial difficulties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students received an automatic disbursement of funds if specific eligibility criteria were met. Eligible students received a message in their SIS Message Center. To view the message, log in to MyBRCC, choose the “SIS” app, then “Student Center.”

COVID-19 and Financial Aid Q&A

Q: What can I do if I have lost a job or been furloughed as a result of the COVID-19 virus?

A: Students and families who have experienced a permanent job loss, layoff, or indefinite furlough as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may request reconsideration of the financial information on the FAFSA. If approved, the financial aid office will make administrative changes to the FAFSA to reprocess based on the family’s current financial situation. Documentation of the change will be required for approval.

Students who have not completed a FAFSA must do so at before making a request.

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Consideration of Reduced Income Request Form - PDF

Q: How can I contact the financial aid office if I have other questions about COVID-19 and my finances?

A: We are happy to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can call us toll-free at 540-453-2301, or visit the 24/7 Support Center for FAQ, live chat, or to create a case to receive an email response.