Financial Aid Resources

Federal Links

Federal Student Aid ID
Apply or retrieve for the US Department of Education Federal Student Aid ID on this site.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is used to apply for all need based aid at The Boston Architectural College.

Help Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
This website may help you through the process of filling out the FAFSA. 

Entrance/Exit Counseling
The Federal Government requires that all students borrowing Federal Funds complete an Entrance Loan Counseling Session. Also an Exit Loan Counseling Session is required once they leave school or attendance drops below six academic credits.

Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
New and returning borrowers go here to sign federal Direct Loan MPNs. The MPN serves as the means by which you agree to repay your federal loans.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) 
The US Department of Education's central database for student aid. View your federal loan/Pell history here.

Additional Direct Loan Information


State Agencies

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)

Pennsylvania Higher Ed Asst. Agency (PHEAA)

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)


Other Useful Government Sites

Internal Revenue Services
You can find information regarding income tax law, forms, and publications. This website is helpful during tax filing season as you can download many of the necessary tax forms from the Internet.

Selective Services System
This site allows you to register on-line for Selective service if you are required to do so. Registration is mandatory for most males between the ages of 18 and 25, and any males who are required to register must do so before receiving any form of federal or state financial aid. If you have questions regarding the Selective Service contact them at 847.688.6888.

US Department of Education 

US Social Security Administration
Social Security number and card questions will be answered here. You may also call them at 1.800.772.1213

Department of Veterans Affairs
Veteran questions can be answered here.

The Department of Education provides an Ombudsman for students who have problems related to their student loans. If you have concerns and are unable to resolve them directly with the BAC, your lender, your loan servicer, or other loan agent, you may ask for their help.

Avoid Scams
Before you apply for financial aid, learn how to spot potential fraud, avoid paying for free services, and prevent identity theft.