To be considered for any federal or state financial aid programs at Blue Ridge Community College, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Be enrolled in an approved degree program for at least 16 credit hours.
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number. Exceptions to this rule are students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau.
  • Register for Selective Service. Students between the ages of 18 and 25 who were assigned male at birth must be registered with Selective Service to be eligible for financial aid.
  • Not be in default of a Federal Student or Parent loan, or owe a refund to any post-secondary institution.
  • Not have a drug conviction. Federal regulations prohibit student aid eligibility for students convicted under federal or state law for possession of or sale of illegal drugs (not including alcohol or tobacco).
  • Maintain minimum requirements of Satisfactory Academic Progress to remain eligible for any grant, loan, or work assistance. 

Please note that all financial aid awards are based on assumed full-time enrollment. Some awards will be prorated or not available if you attend part-time.