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.
www.fafsa.ed.gov – Pickens FAFSA school code: 012875
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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:
- 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 NSLDS.ed.gov exclusively to:
- Update their address
- Submit an enrollment change
- Complete TEACH exit counseling and
- Provide an organization authorized 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 needs. 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 www.FAFSA.ed.gov 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 to Kristi Ehrler’s office (located within the registration area), and they will guide you through your next steps.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/.
There are a variety of scholarships that change throughout the year. Please visit the Pickens financial aid office for more information and details.
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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. Veterans may check their education benefits at va.org, click on Benefits & Education Training.