March Message from Financial Aid



Dear Students,

With spring break approaching it is all too easy to forget what else this season brings. This year, the 2011 FAFSA priority deadline is April 15th. Meeting the April 15th priority deadline will ensure consideration for the best possible financial aid award.

Students who have previously completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must submit a Renewal FAFSA for 2010-2011. Links to this application can be found on our website at: www.the-bac.edu/finaid. You must have access to your Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to complete a renewal FAFSA. To request or recall a PIN (for both parents and students), please visit: www.pin.ed.gov.

Please note: In January 2010, Federal Student Aid (FSA) implemented a new feature in FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) that allows financial aid applicants and their parents to retrieve, directly from the IRS, certain income and other information they had reported on their income tax return. Applicants who file their IRS income tax returns electronically can expect their tax return information to be available for retrieval and transfer within approximately two weeks of filing. Information for paper tax return filers will generally be available within eight weeks of filing.

Once the Financial Aid office receives your FAFSA application we will review the information and begin processing your financial aid award. In the event that more documentation is required you will be notified by a member of our staff.

The Financial Aid Office is available to assist students and parents Monday thru Thursday from 9:00am– 7:30pm and Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly at: 617-585-0125 or via email at: finaid@the-bac.edu.

Sincerely,
The BAC Financial Aid Office

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