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Financial Aid Process for Transfer Students

Complete the forms for the specific schools you are planning to attend. Almost all schools require that you file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for financial aid. You can file a FAFSA online. If you have previously filled out a FAFSA, you should receive a renewal form in the mail.

The requirements for financial aid differ among institutions. All schools require the FAFSA. Some, especially private institutions, require the CSS Profile, and some require supplemental forms.  Check the web sites of the four-year college or university to see which forms are needed.

If you have questions about Federal student aid programs, call the U.S. Department of Educations toll-free number, 1-800-4-FED AID (1-800-433-3243) or check out their web site:

For more information on financial aid, visit Financial Aid.

Additional Information is available at:

Cost Saving Alternatives

Attending college can be expensive, but there are many ways in addition to financial aid to reduce "sticker shock." The programs listed below provide substantial savings to BCC students and NONE require that students demonstrate financial aid eligibility. 

A collaborative effort among nine colleges in Southeastern Massachusetts allowing a full-time student at a SACHEM institution to enroll in a limited number of courses at other SACHEM institutions. For additional information please click here.‌ 

New England Board of Higher Education tuition break.  Provides an out-of-state tuition discount for residents of the six New England states enrolling in approved degree programs at public colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Hundreds of degree programs are eligible. .

Proximity and Regional Tuition and Fee Plans 
Out-of-state students may qualify for a tuition reduction at colleges and universities in neighboring states:

Bristol Community College 
Rhode Island College 
University of Rhode Island 

UMass Dartmouth

MassTransfer Tuition Advantage 
Students who graduate with a 3.0 GPA from an approved MassTransfer program who transfer to a linked program at a Massachusetts State University or UMASS Campus may qualify for a 33% tuition waiver. Eligible MassTransfer students attending UMass Amherst or UMass Lowell will receive a full tuition waiver.  

Cost Savings by attending BCC 
Students who attend BCC before enrolling in a bachelor’s degree granting institution can save thousands. Click here for a chart illustrating the potential savings at local institutions.

Scholarship Opportunities
Click here for information on transfer scholarships.  

Contact Details

Transfer Affairs
Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2234
Location: G211

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