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Financial Aid Authorization

Students eligible to receive Financial Aid will have to authorize if they would like excess Financial Aid funds (if applicable) to pay other allowable education expenses that are considered non-institutional such as health insurance, ATI nursing test, and additional program expenses assessed on your tuition invoice. When logging into your accessBCC account, you should see a pop up box allowing you to make a selection. If you do not see the pop up, you can access the form by clicking on any Financial Aid tab and select Authorize Federal Student Title IV Funds or Change Authorization from “N” to “Y”.

Note: You can change from “N” to “Y”, but if you’d like to change your selection from “Y” to “N” you will need to contact the Student Accounts Office at ext. 2160.

How Should I Answer?

The choice is entirely up to you, here are some examples using the health insurance charge.

Example 1:
You’re registered for 12 credits and you need health insurance, total tuition and fees are $2,328 and the health insurance charge is $1,712 for a total of $4,040. Financial Aid is awarding you $3,500, after covering tuition and fees you have a credit of $1,172 (Financial Aid award $3,500, less tuition and fees $2,328 = $1,172):

  • By selecting “Y” to the authorization - You’re allowing excess Financial Aid funds to help you with this charge resulting in a balance due of $540.00 (Excess Financial Aid $1,172, less health insurance of $1,712 = $540.00 balance due)
  • By selecting “N” to the authorization - You would be required to pay $1712 out of pocket by the due date of the semester bill. If unpaid you could potentially be withdrawn from your schedule or a hold will remain on your account until the charge is paid.

Example 2:
You’re registered for 12 credits and you do not need health insurance, total tuition and fees are $2,328 and the health insurance charge is $1,712 for a total of $4,040. Financial Aid is awarding you $3,500, after covering tuition and fees you have a credit of $1,172:

  • If you do not need health insurance, you would complete the online waiver on your accessBCC account (required to waive health insurance).
  • By selecting “Y” to the authorization - If you need health insurance in the future, you’re allowing excess Financial Aid funds to help you with that charge when you need it.
  • By selecting “N” to the authorization - If you need health insurance in the future you would be required to pay the charge out of pocket by the due date of the semester bill. If unpaid you could potentially be withdrawn from your schedule or a hold will remain on your account until the charge is paid. Note: You can always change your selection by contacting the Student Accounts Office at ext. 2160.
Contact Details

Financial Aid Office
Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2515
Location: G120
Hours:
M - F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Financial Aid Office
New Bedford Campus (800 Purchase St)
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2515
Location: NH126b
Hours:
M - F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office
Attleboro Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2515
Location: ATT143
Hours:
M, T and Th, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. W, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Financial Aid Office
BCC Taunton Center (Silver City Galleria)
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2515
Location: 153
Hours:
M, T and Th, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. W, 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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Fall River Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) Visit (11/23/2017)

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New Bedford Career Center Visit (11/24/2017)

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Placement Testing-FALL RIVER-Monday, November 27, 2017-11:45am-16178-Room G218 (11/27/2017)

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