Student Central - Coming Soon!

What is BHCC Student Central?

BHCC Student Central offers one-stop services for Financial Aid, Student Payment and Registration and Academic Records. We’re scheduled to open later this year—stay tuned for more updates to help streamline your college success from Student Central!

June 13, 2017 - Message

Students,

Exciting changes are happening at BHCC!

Construction has begun for the new Student Central – a one-stop location for student services like financial aid, student payment and academic records. During this construction, Admissions and Enrollment Services and Academic Records have temporarily relocated to the A300 Lobby and Art Gallery.

Stay up-to-date with the latest information on Student Central at bhcc.edu/studentcentral, or feel free to reach out to me with any questions at studentcentral@bhcc.mass.edu.

June 6, 2017 - Message

Spring semester has come to an end, and now it’s time to gear up for a successful summer. It’s not too late to register for a summer course or two to stay sharp! But even if you’re not taking classes over the summer, here are some helpful tips to keep you on track and ready for fall.

  • Waive the College health insurance if you are already covered. All students registered for 9 or more credits will be automatically enrolled in (and charged for) the BHCC student health insurance plan. If you’re already covered by a comparable health plan, make sure you complete the online waiver to avoid being charged. You can learn more at bhcc.edu/healthinsurance.
  • Take note of summer office hours. Planning to swing by campus this summer for some paperwork? Financial Aid, Student Payment, Registration and LifeMap have different hours throughout the summer. Be sure to check the office’s web page before you come by for the latest hours.
  • Plan the perfect fall course schedule. Now there’s an easy way to search for courses and course sections online through BHCCselfservice! With this new online course listing, you can choose the subject you’d like to browse, then use the filters along the left side of the screen to filter by location, term, day/time and more. Click to expand a course to view all available sections, including location, professor and number of available seats.

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions!

May 8, 2017 - Message

Stay up to date with the BHCC mobile app! You can access your final grades and register for fall classes on the go with the BHCC Mobile app, available for download through the apple store or the play store.

Speaking of grades and registration—did you know that you can register for fall classes now, even before your final grades are in for this semester? Save your seat in the classes you want now, and don’t worry about payment until August 7! There’s still plenty of time to lock in that perfect fall schedule before summer vacation. Learn more about registering for classes at bhcc.edu/registration.

Have you submitted your FAFSA? Make sure your financial aid is in place before the August 7 payment due date. Check out the priority deadlines for financial aid at bhcc.edu/fa. You can also set up your payment plan now to lower your down payment—check out bhcc.edu/autopay for details.

Watch the video: Do I need to reapply for financial aid each year?

Best of luck with your finals!

April 19, 2017 - Message

Subject: BHCC Student Central Newsletter: Register Now for Fall Classes!

Registration is open now for fall semester! Lock in your courses early and pay later. You can also set up a monthly or biweekly payment plan—the earlier you sign up for a plan, the lower your down payment! Learn more about payment plans at bhcc.edu/autopay.

Have you submitted your FAFSA yet for fall? The May 1 priority deadline is fast approaching. Make sure you submit now to make sure your award is ready on time. Visit bhcc.edu/financialaid to learn more.

Have a great week!

April 5, 2017 - Message

Subject: BHCC Student Central Newsletter: Register Now for Summer Classes!

Make the summer count! Registration for summer courses is now open for all students. Taking a course or two over the summer can help make sure you stay on track with your degree—and it gets you one step closer to graduation. Payment is due at the time of registration. If you have financial aid, you will see it in your account; otherwise, log into SelfService and make a payment to lock in your courses.

REMINDER: Do you need to withdraw from a course for this semester? You will need to meet with an advisor in LifeMap. Tomorrow, April 6, is the deadline for withdrawal.

Have a great week!

March 22, 2017 - Message

Subject: BHCC Student Central Newsletter: FAFSA Priority Deadlines & Refund Information

Are you planning to be enrolled at BHCC or another college next year? You need to renew your financial aid application each year. Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) today for next year’s classes and make sure you get your award on time. bhcc.edu/financialaid

Watch the video: When should I apply for financial aid?

Priority Deadlines for 2017-2018 FAFSA:
Priority Deadline 1: 5/1/17 to make Mass Grant deadline
Priority Deadline 2: 7/21/17 to have an award before the bill due date (8/7/17)
Priority Deadline 3: 8/18/17 to have an award by the start of classes

Refunds of excess financial aid
Your actual financial aid dollars will be credited to your account during the middle of the semester after your enrollment level has been verified, book charges have been added to your account and all NA grades have been reported by your professors. If your financial aid results in a credit, you will be refunded this difference. This generally happens in early April for the spring semester.

Student Payments No Longer Accepting Cash Payments
To ensure the safety of our student payments staff, the College will no longer be accepting cash payments at the Student Payment window. BHCC accepts payments via personal check, money order, American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.

We hope you are having a great semester!

March 15, 2017 -  Message

Get ready for some exciting changes to help make navigating Financial Aid, Student Payment and Academic Records more efficient! BHCC Student Central, scheduled to open later this year, will combine all of these services into one easy-access location, with friendly and knowledgeable staff to help guide you every step of the way. You’ll be able to spend less time moving from window-to-window and spend more time on things like schoolwork, career planning and other important everyday activities.

Student Central will be both a physical and virtual space, so you can also find easy access to information and services online from anywhere.

As we gear up for the opening of Student Central, be on the lookout for email communications from us with reminders and information about these student services to help keep you on track. If you have any questions about Student Central, please feel free to email us at studentcentral@bhcc.mass.edu or visit bhcc.edu/studentcentral.