BSCTC to offer FAFSA workshop on October 18

Staff Report

PIKEVILLE – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will hold a workshop to assist students, prospective students, parents and/or guardians with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 18 in the Atrium on the Pikeville campus.

This year, the federal government has moved the FAFSA deadline to October 1 to better align with college admissions season.

Jimmy Wright, dean of student services, said it is important that students and/or prospective students file their FAFSA as early as they can to receive such first-come, first-serve grants such as the College Access Program grant.

“We want the community to know that we are here to help,” said Wright. “We understand that this can be a daunting task for a student and their parents or guardians. We’ll have our staff on hand to work with everyone one on one to ensure that applications are complete and in line with all federal and state requirements.”

BSCTC offers 30 programs, more than 200 credentials, the state’s lowest tuition and online course options. The college serves more than 10,000 students annually in credit, non-credit and workforce development training.

For more information, contact Stephanie Abshire at (606) 218-1222 or email

Staff Report

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