Pickens Tech does not currently participate in any student loan programs
(Federal Stafford Loan, Direct Loan, Perkins, etc.). Students holding
previous loans from other schools are eligible for deferment of loans
in good standing. Deferment forms will be completed by the records office
and sent to previous schools or the loan holder. For further information
on loan deferments, contact the Financial Aid Office
Active duty military personnel and their dependents upon moving to Colorado
on a permanent-change-of-station (PCS) basis are eligible for resident
tuition rates. Before registering at Pickens Tech, they should contact
the nearest Military Education Office in order to complete and have the
tuition classification certification form approved by the Education Officer.
The form is to be presented at the Registration Office at the time they
register for a class.
The Financial Aid Office does all certifications for veterans seeking to
use their educational benefits at Pickens Tech. Not all programs are eligible
for veterans benefits and prospective students should contact the office
for information on specific programs or classes. A veteran is ALWAYS responsible
for his or her tuition bill at the time of registration. An application
or certificate in progress does not exempt students from meeting financial
obligations when they are due. Veterans may check their education benefits at
va.org, click on Benefits & Education Training.
The Financial Aid Office offers grants, scholarships, and work study opportunities
for post secondary students determined by when their financial aid file
is completed. We also certify veterans for educational benefits administered
by the Veterans Administration.
This website will provide some of the information you will need about financial
aid. If you need further information, please feel free to
FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID:
The 2015-16 FAFSA will be available at
2015-16 FAFSA: Parental Information Collection
New Login Process for All Applicants:
• Applicants will no longer need to submit personal information like
Social Security Number, Name and Date of Birth to login to the various
Federal Student Aid systems. Rather, all applicants will be assigned an
FSA ID. This will better protect all applicants and their information.
The FSA ID will function like a username and password.
For Pacific Islander Applicants:
• Assignment and use of a permanent pseudo Social Security number
from any previous application cycle to help Pacific Islander applicants
apply easily each year.
• Easier, more user-intuitive login for applicants from the Federated
States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Palau.
For Applicants in Foster Care:
• Identification and notification of financial aid programs for those
applicants who currently are or were in foster care, like the John H.
Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and the Education and Training
Voucher (ETV) Program.
• Watch for questions on both the paper and web version of the
FAFSA that ask about foster care.
Updated Definition for Parent:
• A person that the state has determined to be a legal parent.
• Widowed stepparents are not considered legal parents on the FAFSA
unless they have legally adopted the applicant.
Updated Definition of Separated Parents:
• Spouses legally separated by the state or spouses that are married
but are living in separate households are classified as
"Divorced or Separated" on the FAFSA.
• Spouses that are separated but are still living together must indicate
"Married or Remarried" on the FAFSA.
For a more detailed look at next year's FAFSA changes, go directly
to the source: ifap.ed.gov.
You can learn about completing your FAFSA for the upcoming 2014-15 school year at
The first F in "FAFSA" stands for "free!"
There are websites at which students can get help filing the FAFSA for
a fee. These sites are not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department
of Education (ED). For access to the FREE FAFSA be sure that you go to
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Pickens school code is 012875.
PICKENS FAFSA SCHOOL CODE: 012875
COMPLETING THE FAFSA
What Information Do I Need When I Fill Out the FAFSA?
How Does Withdrawing From Your Program Affect Your Financial Aid?
How Does Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Affect Your Financial Aid?
IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL
Click here for a tutorial on how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when
completing your FAFSA.
NET PRICE CALCULATOR
Use this tool to help calculate costs.
PROGRAM TEXT BOOK LIST AND PRICES
Pickens Technical College reserves the right to cancel, discontinue, reschedule
or combine classes and to change instructors. Classes may be canceled
if fewer than the required minimum number of students register.