Butte College Financial Aid Office 

  

 


Financial Aid Announcements 


2015-2016 Financial Aid Award Letters: In July the Financial Aid Office will begin posting awards for completed files to MyBC. Students will be sent a Financial Aid Award Notification email to their Butte College email account.

SUMMER 2015 PELL DISBURSEMENT: Thursday, July 16th. Funds available by 5 p.m depending on your Higher One preference. Summer financial aid is Pell Grant only. Must be Pell eligible and have 14-15 Pell Grant remaining.  Students must have an awarded file, be officially enrolled in courses, meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and have Education Goal and Academic Program.

IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID ALERT! Beginning 2016-2017 academic year, the Board of Governors Fee Waiver will be implementing academic standards. Starting Fall 2015 and after, all grades will be used to determine BOG eligibility for 2016-2017. For more information click here.

On May 10th, the Federal Student Aid replaced the PIN with the FSA ID. To learn more about this transition, go to studentaid.gov/fsaid. Please see "How to Create an FSA ID" guide.


IMPORTANT IRS ALERT!

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the IRS announced its 'Get Transcript' application had been compromised by cyber criminals. Over 100,000 taxpayers' accounts were illegally accessed. The 'Get Transcript' application has been temporarily disabled. The IRS has taken several additional measures to protect taxpayers and their confidential information.

This impacts students and families who may be requesting tax transcripts to complete their financial aid process. At this time, tax transcripts are only available when requested by mail and take up to ten days for delivery. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) available within fafsa.ed.gov.

In the meantime if a student or parent needs to request a tax transcript, they may still request the IRS Tax Transcript by mail using the IRS Get Transcript website and choosing "Get Transcript by Mail". The Transcripts will then be mailed to the address the IRS has on file for them within 5 to 10 business days. Or if they live close enough to an IRS office they may go in person. 

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