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Post-Secondary Student Registration Checklist

If needed, contact registration at 303-344-4910 ext. 27797 to receive program information. Investigate financial aid and complete your financial aid application as early as possible. If you have any questions or need assistance in completing your free FAFSA application, call our Financial Aid department at 303-344-4910, ext. 27961. (Pickens school code: 012875) Register, in person, at the Registration Office. Finalize registration by showing proof of residency and paying all tuition and fees.

Make payment in Bookkeeping located in the Registration area.

Please note: if the student is under 23 years of age, a copy of parent/guardian’s proof of residency will need to be provided at the time of registration. Also, parent/guardian information will need to be provided on the admissions application. For Residency requirements, please see our catalog below (page 5).

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High School Students

High School Registration Checklist

  • Meet with your high school counselor and determine which program is the best fit for you.
  • Work with your high school counselor and fill out the online application. They will have the link specifically for your school. Be sure to review program fees and agreements prior to submission.
  • APS High School Students must complete the application provided to them by their high school counselor.

Fee Information:

Concurrent Enrollment

Pickens Technical College (PTC) has a concurrent enrollment agreement with Aurora Public Schools – and a variety of other school districts – that makes it possible for qualified high school junior and senior students to attend college-level career and technical programs while earning high school credit simultaneously.

How does concurrent enrollment benefit me?

  • The school district pays for tuition
  • Students earn college and high school academic credits
  • Credits are transferable to all community colleges
  • Students earn an industry-recognized certificate to help obtain future employment
Academic Credit for College-Level Learning Acquired in the Military

Pickens Technical College will assess the veteran’s JTS and will award credit based on ACE recommendation. Any student who has acquired occupational knowledge in his/her program area through previous education, work experience, on-the-job training or any means other than formal education may challenge any course that will apply to specific CTE certificate programs. Some courses within a program do not provide challenge opportunities.

Pickens Technical College’s student services coordinator will assist any veteran or active military student in selecting a certificate program and verifying PLA credit awarded for the chosen program of study.

ASCENT Scholarship

ASCENT is designed for students who have met their graduation requirements and have completed 12 college credits (with Cs or higher) prior to graduation. This scholarship pays for one-year tuition following high school graduation.

Other Information

Note: Tours are only given on Wednesday’s (June 12 – July 17 (All – Booked)) A full schedule of tours will begin on July 22nd.

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2018-2019 Catalog
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Update to APS Non-Discrimination Policies

Financial Aid

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. – Pickens FAFSA school code: 012875

Click the links below to learn more:

In May 2014, Federal Student Aid (FSA) launched a new feature on its 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 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, students can now:

  • View their federal student aid history, including loan detail, grant detail, and overpayment detail
  • Get their loan servicer’s contact information
  • Find out how much Pell Grant eligibility they have left and
  • Download their federal student aid history into a text file using the MyData Download function

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

  • Update their address
  • Submit an enrollment change
  • Complete TEACH exit counseling and
  • Provide an organization authorization to their account

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. Click to view grants.


All students must have a financial plan before registering for one of our programs. There are several options for developing a financial plan. If you have questions during this step, please contact the financial aid office. All post-secondary students need to set up a financial plan before you register. If you qualify for federal or state financial aid, you can visit to apply for financial aid before you register. If you have an outside scholarship or plan on paying for the program with a payment plan, you can set up your payment plan in our cashiers’ office when you register.

Veterans: If you qualify for the GI Bill please bring your Certificate of Eligibility and $50.00 to the Financial Aid office, and they will guide you through your next steps. 


There are a variety of scholarships that change throughout the year. Please visit the Pickens financial aid office for more information and details.

You can register for scholarships at – check it out!

Student Loans

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

Military Personnel

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, click on Benefits & Education Training.

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