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In May 2014, Federal Student Aid (FSA) launched a new feature on its StudentAid.gov website, which allows aid recipients to access their federal student aid history directly on that site. Students, parents, and borrowers can now log in to Student Aid.gov to view their federal student loan and grant information from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®)

This is the second step of a multi-phase project to develop a single point of entry for students accessing federal student aid information, applying for federal aid, repaying student loans, and navigating the college decision-making process. The site, including this new feature is also completely accessible on tablets and smartphones.

Through Student Aid.gov, students can now

The NSLDS Student Access site will continue to be available and student aid recipients should continue to visit NSLDS.ed.gov exclusively to:


Federal Pell Grant: This federal program serves as the foundation for other forms of aid. This program is designed for undergraduate students who do not have a bachelor's degree. The amount of this award is determined by a federal funding formula and the cost of education at Pickens Tech. Students who have a bachelor's degree are not eligible for this grant. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) This federal program is designed to be awarded first to those applicants with exceptional need. Students who have a bachelor's degree are not eligible for this grant.


A variety of scholarships are available to students who plan to attend Pickens Technical College.

Scholarships for the upcoming school year are available in the Registration Office in early March.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Assistance League of Denver

Aurora Auxiliary Scholarship


Azazie Scholarship

CO-HPD Scholars program

Colorado Authors’ League Scholarship


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 contact us.


What's NEW for FAFSA 2015-16

The 2015-16 FAFSA will be available at www.fafsa.ed.gov

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 http://studentaid.ed.gov/.

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.


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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.

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