FAFSA Assistance

Need financial aid help? Let BC3 be your guide!

BC3's Financial Aid staff can help you navigate the filing process and answer questions about PELL grants, PA state grants and federal loans.

Plan on your FAFSA taking about 30 minutes to complete.

Spring 2024 FAFSA Workshops

Upcoming FAFSA Workshops will be held at various BC3 locations.

BC3 @ Cranberry

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BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing

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BC3 @ Armstrong

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BC3 @ Brockway

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See below for items to bring to the workshop.


What you will need to complete your FAFSA:


  • Create your FSA ID(s) at studentaid.gov at least 4 days prior to the workshop. Do not share your FSA ID.
  • Bring your 2022 federal income tax return 1040 and W-2 forms. 
  • Know your social security number for students and parents (if applicable). 

FSA ID Personal Tracker - Use the FSA ID Personal Tracker to write down and secure your FSA ID. You and/or your Parent will need to keep this information to access Dept. Of Education websites or to sign electronically. This tool is not required and for personal and confidential use only. 


If you are required to have parents information on the FAFSA the following parent(s) will also need to create an FSA ID 4 days prior to completing the FAFSA for you to invite to complete the parent section.

  • Parents divorced - the parent that provides the greater financial support is the parent contributor and must have a FSA ID.  If that parent is remarried follow bullets below.
    • Parents married and file their taxes jointly - one parent needs an FSA ID and will be ask to sign.
    • Parents married filing separately - both parents need to have an FSA ID and both have to sign.
    • Parents live together but not married - both parents need to have an FSA ID and both have to sign.

  • New and returning students planning to attend in the Spring/Summer 2024 terms can file the 2023-2024 FAFSA using the 2021 Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2.
  • New and returning students planning to attend in the Fall 2024 and/or Spring/Summer 2025 terms can file the 2024-2025 FAFSA using the 2022 Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2.

Student and parent if applicable.


Don't miss out on important deadlines, do your FAFSA as soon as possible.

To learn more, or to complete the FAFSA, visit www.studentaid.gov 

For help with filing the FAFSA:

Visit the Federal Student Aid YouTube channel. This YouTube channel describes the process of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Contact the BC3 Financial Aid Advisors for assistance.