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May 2019: Finals are here!

Finals are here!

 We hope you are breathing a sigh of relieve now that the spring semester is almost over.

  • Check your grades in Self-Service
  • Register for summer courses and get ahead. You may qualify for summer aid. Please check your Self-Service account.
  • Register for fall as well and please don’t wait. Classes are already filling up

 Registration Information:

Make summer count! Registration for summer courses 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. Don’t have the money to pay for classes today, that’s OK, check out our new summer payment charts on the BHCC website, to see when you have to pay in full by. 

Did you know that you can register for fall classes NOW, before your final grades are in for this semester?  Save your seat in classes you want now, and don’t worry about payment! 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.  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.  Don’t forget to waive your health insurance if you already have coverage.

Here is a table to help you figure out when your payment is due for summer class registration: Remember, we do not offer payment plans for summer classes.

Here is a table to help you figure out when your payment is due for Fall class registration:

 

Reminders:

  • Do you need to submit forms for Financial Aid?  You can do it all online! Visit the Upload Completed Financial Aid Forms section of the Student Central Website. Make sure to check your Self-Service for all updates.
  • All full-time students in a Degree or Certificate program (12 credits or more), are required to submit proof of immunizations for the following: MRR - measles, mumps, rubella, Hepatitis B,  Varicella (chickenpox),  Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis: (TdaP) and Meningococcal.  For additional information and to locate the immunization forms, please review https://www.bhcc.edu/immunizations.

 Important dates:

  • May 17-18- Final Exams
  • May 20- Mini Session II classes end
  • May 23- Commencement
  • May 27- Memorial Day ( College is closed)
  • June 1- Last day to register for Summer Session I, Bridge, ESL and Web classes
  • June 3- Summer Session I, Bridge, Academic ESL classes begin
  • June 5- Last day for adjusting schedules (add/drop) for Session I, Bridge, & Academic ESL Last day for adjusting schedules (add/drop) for Session I, Bridge, & Academic ESL

Questions?

Questions about the above information? Reach out to Student Central!

Good luck with finals!

April 2019: Make Summer Count

Make Summer Count!

Summer Registration Information

Registration for summer classes started on March 19, 2019. The Summer course schedule is available in selfservice! So make sure to check out the summer schedule  and plan your summer. Register early to lock in your perfect schedule!

Fall Registration Information

Continuing Student Registration for Fall 2019 classes will start on April 9, 2019.  Make sure to check your BHCC email for your Registration Date and Time! Open enrollment for all student (guest, re-admitted, all students) will start on April 23, 2019, the Fall course schedule is available in selfservice! So make sure to check out the fall schedule  and plan your 2019 Fall Semester. Register early to lock in your perfect schedule!

Payment Information

Don’t have money to pay for summer or fall classes right away? Don’t worry—your classes will be held to your payment due date! Check SelfService to find out if you are eligible for summer financial aid. If so, it will be on your account!

A table is available to help you figure out when your payment is due for summer class registration.

Financial Aid Information

If you haven’t finished your FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year, it’s not too late. 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.

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

Priority 1 Deadline for the 2018-2019 FAFSA:
Your 2019-2020 financial aid file should be complete by April 26, 2019 to meet the Massachusetts state grant deadline.

Immunization Record

All full-time students in a Degree or Certificate program (12 credits or more), are required to submit proof of immunizations for the following: MRR - measles, mumps, rubella, Hepatitis B,  Varicella (chickenpox),  Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis: (TdaP) and  Meningococcal.  For additional information and to locate the immunization forms, please review https://www.bhcc.edu/immunizations.

Important dates:

  • April 10- First day to Apply for Summer 2019 & Fall 2019 Graduation (log into your selfservice, to see the Summer/Fall 2019 Graduation Application)
  • April 15- Patriots Day-College is Closed
  • April 16- Monday Class schedule will be followed (Tuesday classes are canceled on 4-16-19)
  • May 17-18- Final Exams

Questions?

Questions about the above information? Reach out to Student Central!

We hope you are having a great semester!

March 2019: Summer classes are right around the corner!

Summer is right around the corner!

We are halfway through the semester and it’s a great time for you to check SelfService for midterm grades!

Summer Registration

Registration for summer classes starts on March 19, 2019. The Summer course schedule is available in selfservice! So make sure to check out the summer schedule  and plan your summer. Register early to lock in your perfect schedule!

Don’t have money to pay for summer classes right away? Don’t worry—your classes will be held to your payment due date! Check SelfService to find out if you are eligible for summer financial aid. If so, it will be on your account!

A table is available to help you figure out when your payment is due for summer class registration.

Financial Aid Information

Now is the time to start planning your fall classes and meeting with your academic advisor! Registration is right around the corner and you want to make sure you get the classes you need. If you haven’t finished your FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year, it’s not too late. 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.

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

Priority 1 Deadline for the 2019-2020 FAFSA:
Your 2019-2020 financial aid file should be complete by April 26, 2019 to meet the Massachusetts state grant deadline.

Looking for a work-study position?

Student Central is hiring work-study students.  Ask the Welcome Desk Student Central Staff for an application!

Refund Information

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 to Mid-March for the spring semester.

Graduation

If you are completing your program requirements during the Spring 2019 semester, don’t forget to submit the Spring 2018 graduation application in SelfService. If you will complete your program requirements during the Summer 2019 semester, the Summer 2019 graduation application will be available in SelfService starting Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

The Commencement Participation Deadline for spring and summer graduation applicants will be Thursday,  April 18,2019. Visit the Graduation Web Page for more information.

Immunization Record

All full-time students in a Degree or Certificate program (12 credits or more), are required to submit proof of immunizations for the following: MRR - measles, mumps, rubella, Hepatitis B,  Varicella (chickenpox),  Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis: (TdaP) and  Meningococcal.  For additional information and to locate the immunization forms, please review https://www.bhcc.edu/immunizations.

February 2019: for summer and fall semesters

We are a month into the Spring 2019 Semester! We hope your classes are going well and you are using all of the wonderful resources BHCC has to offer. Have you started to think about your Summer and Fall 2019 Semesters?

Financial Aid

  • Make sure you have filled out your 2019-2020 FAFSA!
  • Are you a returning applicant? Log in and make sure you remember your FSA ID!
  • Are you a first time applicant? Create an FSA ID now!

Start meeting with your Academic Advisor in LifeMap to begin planning your summer and fall courses. You may be eligible for summer financial aid if you are interested in taking summer classes. Please log into SelfService by March 29 to see if you qualify for summer aid. You can also stop by Student Central and we will let you know if you qualify.

Make sure that you are attending classes to ensure that you making satisfactory academic progress.

Are you interested in other types of Financial Aid? BHCC offers a number of scholarships for both Full-time and Part-time students.  Learn more.

Scholarships

  • Applications are available for Scholarships!
  • Please visit the BHCC Scholarship Website to see a full list of available scholarships.
  • The deadline for the majority of scholarships is Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Graduation

If you are completing your program requirements during the Spring 2019 semester, don’t forget to submit the Spring 2019 graduation application in SelfService. If you will complete your program requirements during the Summer 2019 semester, the Summer 2019 graduation application will open April 10th, don't forget to apply. Please meet with an Academic Advisor to verify that you have met all your requirements to graduate.

The Commencement Participation Deadline for spring and summer graduation applicants will be Thursday April 18. Visit the Graduation Web Page for more information.

January 2019: Welcome Back, Spring Semester is here!

Happy New Year and we welcome you all!

Are you planning to make changes to your schedule? Please make sure you finalize any changes by January 28, 2019 (for regular spring classes – not including late-start and mini session courses). Make sure you log into BHCCselfservice to check your spring schedule.

It is not too late to set up a payment plan to pay for your classes.  Get more details on payment deadlines on the Student Payment website.

Financial Aid

Get a jump start on your Fall 2019 Financial Aid! Apply now for your fall 2019 financial aid package at www.fafsa.ed.gov now so you don’t have to worry about it later.

Don’t forget to make all schedule changes by January 28, to ensure that your financial aid covers your semester.

 Upcoming Deadlines

  • Add/Drop will end on January 28. That will be your last day to register for a class or drop a class you no longer want to take. (make sure to drop all classes you do not attend, to ensure you do not owe a bill!)
  • Check your schedule to confirm that you are enrolled in the right classes.
  • Waive your health insurance for the spring semester by March 29! This is only needed if you have not waived it in the Fall Semester.
  • Questions about your account? Send us an email at studentcentral@bhcc.mass.edu or stop by our office in room B202!

Questions?

Questions about the above information? Reach out to Student Central!

We hope you have a great Spring!

December 2018: Fall Semester is Coming to an end

Fall semester is coming to an end, which means spring semester is right around the corner! Registration is open to all new and current students for the Spring 2019 semester—you don’t need to wait for your fall grades to post before registering. Register online today at BHCCselfservice to save your spot in your spring classes and you’ll have until January 8 to pay.

Financial Aid:

You can get a head start on your Fall 2019 Financial aid. Fill out your 2019-2020 FAFSA.

  • Are you a returning applicant? Log in and make sure you remember your FSA ID!
  • Are you a first time applicant? Create an FSA ID now. 

You are able the check your award and if you have any missing paperwork in your BHCCselfservice account.

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Payment deadline for spring registration that occurred between December 8 and January 4 is January 8
  • Priority 3 Deadline for Spring 2019 Financial Aid documents is January 4
  • BHCC will be closed starting Saturday December 22 at 3:30 p.m. and will re-open on January 2
  • Questions about your account? Send us an email at studentcentral@bhcc.mass.edu or stop by our office in room B202.
     

We hope you have been taking advantage of our Virtual Student Central, a section of the BHCC website where you can conduct many of your registration, financial aid and student payment transactions online, 24/7. As part of this launch, you’ll find the web pages related to these areas underneath the Student Central page on the BHCC website.

Payment:

Don’t forget to check your BHCCselfservice for any updates to your account and to make sure you have no outstanding balances.

Grades:

With the semester coming to an end, make sure you check your grades in your BHCCselfservice.

Questions?

Questions about the above information? Reach out to Student Central.

We hope you have a great Winter!

November 2018: Are you ready for Spring 2019

Are you ready to register for spring? Currently-enrolled students received an email on October 30 indicating their registration start date (between November 7-15).  Starting on November 16, all continuing students are able to register. Log in to BHCCselfservice to plan your schedule, and complete your registration as soon as possible. Registering early can help ensure you save your seat in your class—register early and you’ll have until December 11 to make sure your account is paid.

Registration

Don’t wait till you finish your Fall 2018 Classes to register for Spring 2019. Register now to secure a class schedule that works for you!

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for spring courses will be $ 196 per credit hour for In-State Students and $402 per credit hour for Out-of-State Students. Additional fees apply to certain programs: some programs require an additional Special Cost Courses Fee of $50 per credit hour; certain music courses have an additional $375 fee per course; and a malpractice liability insurance fee of $15 may apply for some health courses.

Financial Aid

To make sure you receive notification of your award by the payment deadline, complete your financial aid file by December 2. If you’re enrolling in more than 9 credits for spring, remember that you will be automatically enrolled in the Student Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan—if you already have coverage, be sure to waive health insurance if you didn’t already do so this fall.

Upcoming Deadline: Last day to Withdraw

If you need to withdraw from a fall semester course (except for late-start or mini sessions), the deadline was November 16.

If you need to withdraw from all BHCC courses for the semester, the deadline is December 19.

October 2018: Student Central's 1 year anniversary!

Can you believe it Student Central has been officially open for a year?  We have now opened in our new space in the B-Lobby and would love to see you. We hope you are enjoying your one stop department so that you can take care of all your BHCC needs. Stop by so we can help you streamline your college success!

In addition to the physical Student Central, we hope you have been taking advantage of our Virtual Student Central, a section of the BHCC website where you can conduct many of your registration, financial aid and student payment transactions online, 24/7.

Refunds:

Don’t forget to set up your refund preference! Make sure to log into your Bank Mobile Vibe account to make sure you get your refund in the way that you want.

Financial Aid:

It is that time of year again! You are now able to fill out your 2019-2020 FAFSA!

  • Are you a returning applicant? Log in and make sure you remember your FSA ID!
  • Are you a first time applicant? Create an FSA ID now

You are able the check your award and any missing paperwork through BHCCselfservice.

Your BHCC Schedule:

  • Double check your schedule to make sure that you are still enrolled.
  • Check to make sure that you don't have any N/A grades.

Student Handbook:

This year’s online student handbook is now live at bhcc.edu/handbook. The Student handbook is your guide to understanding academic and student life at the college. It contains important information regarding college policies, behavioral and disciplinary policies and procedures, FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), Title IX and AOD policies.

September 2018: Welcome to the Fall 2018 Semester

Welcome back! We’re so glad to have each and every one of you here on campus this semester.

Now that you’ve got a week of classes under your belt, if you’re still planning to make updates to your schedule, please make sure you finalize any changes by Monday, September 10 at 11:59 p.m. (for regular fall classes – not including late-start and mini session courses). If you’re adding a class, make sure you catch up on any missed work and touch base with your faculty member. Review the schedule adjustment information online at bhcc.edu/registration.

Make sure you are attending your classes to avoid being marked absent or getting an NA grade! If you are not planning on attended a class or all your classes, make sure to drop them, so that you do not owe a bill!

 

Financial Aid:

 

Make sure you have filled out your 2018-2019 FAFSA!

 

  • Are you a returning applicant? Log in and make sure you remember your FSA ID!
  • Are you a first time applicant? Create an FSA ID now

 

You are able the check your Award and any missing paperwork through your BHCC selfservice.

August 2018: Fall is right around the corner

Still interested in taking fall courses? It’s not too late! Registration for fall courses will end on September 10. Register now in SelfService.

Here are some helpful tips to keep you on track and ready for fall. 

  • Check your schedule – The Fall 2018 Semester starts Tuesday, September 4.  
  • Keep an eye on the date - The last day of schedule adjustment for Fall is Monday, September 10.
  • 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 waiverto avoid being charged. You can learn more at bhcc.edu/healthinsurance.
  • Take note of office hours. Planning to swing by campus for some paperwork? Student Central and LifeMap have different hours throughout the summer and during peak periods. Be sure to check the office’s web page before you come by for the latest hours.
  • Don’t forget to pay your bill! Check below for payment information.
  • Make sure that you meet all requirements for your classes and you are not missing a prerequisite.
  • Changed your mind on a class you were going to take? Make sure you drop it!
  • Check your emails for all updates on your course, like room changes, course cancelations etc.

July 2018: Stay tuned for updates!

Stay tuned for more updates on Student Central.  

  • When student central will open in its new space
  • What are some special dates you should know
  • What the Fall 2018 Semester will look like

Be sure to check back in August!

June 2018-It's not too late to take a summer class!

Still interested in taking a Summer course? It’s not too late! Registration for summer session II classes will end on July 14. Register now in SelfService.

Even if you’re not taking classes over the summer, here are some helpful tips to keep you on track and ready for fall.

  • Check your schedule - Summer session II starts Monday, July 16.  
  • Keep an eye on the date - The last day of schedule adjustment for Summer Session II is Wednesday July 18th.
  • 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? Student Central (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.
  • Don’t forget to pay your bill! Check below for payment information.
  • Finish what you started! Register for your fall classes now to save your spot, pay later.
     

Payment information:

Are you registered for Summer and/or Fall classes? Don’t forget when your payment is due!

Click Here to see a table to help you figure out when your payment is due for Summer class registration and click Here to see a table to help you figure out when your payment is due for Fall class registration.

Questions?

Questions about the above information? Reach out to Student Central! Student Central is also happy to help you file your FAFSA—stop by B325 Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Friday 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

 

We hope you have a great summer!

 

May 2018-Spring has come to a close!

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.

  • Check your schedule- Summer session I starts Monday, June 4th.
  • 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? Student Central (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.
  • Don’t forget to pay your bill! Check below for payment information.

 Payment information:

 

Are you registered for Summer and/or Fall classes? Don’t forget when your payment is due!

 Click Here to see a table to help you figure out when your payment is due for summer class registration and click Here is a table to help you figure out when your payment is due for Fall class registration.

 

Questions?

Questions about the above information? Reach out to Student Central! Student Central is also happy to help you file your FAFSA—stop by B325 Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Friday 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

We hope you have a great summer!

April 2018- Make Summer Count!

Registration Information

Make 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. Don’t have the money to pay for classes today? That’s OK—check out our new summer payment charts on the BHCC website to see the due date for when you have to pay in full.  Not thinking about Summer Classes?  Fall 2018 Registration is open! Be sure to reserve your spot for the Fall 2018 semester.

Click Here to see a table to help you figure out when your payment is due for summer class registration and Click Here to see a table to help you figure out when your payment is due for Fall class registration.

 

Financial Aid Information

Have you submitted your 2018-2019 FAFSA? The May 1, 2018 priority deadline is fast approaching. Make sure you submit it now to ensure your award is ready on time. Visit Student Central to learn more.

Questions?

Questions about the above information? Reach out to Student Central! Student Central is also happy to help you file your FAFSA—stop by B325 Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Friday 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

We hope you are having a great semester!

March 15,2018: Summer classes are right around the corner!


Spring is right around the corner!

We are halfway through the semester and it’s a great time for you to check SelfService for midterm grades!

Summer Registration

Registration for summer classes starts on March 13, 2018. Check out the summer schedule today to plan your summer class schedule. Register early to lock in your perfect schedule!

Don’t have money to pay for summer classes right away? Don’t worry—your classes will be held to your payment due date! Check SelfService to find out if you are eligible for summer financial aid. If so, it will be on your account!

A table is available to help you figure out when your payment is due for summer class registration.

Financial Aid Information

Now is the time to start planning your fall classes and meeting with your academic advisor! Registration is right around the corner and you want to make sure you get the classes you need. If you haven’t finished your FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year, it’s not too late. 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.

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

Priority 1 Deadline for the 2018-2019 FAFSA:
Your 2018-2019 financial aid file should be complete by May 1, 2018 to meet the Massachusetts state grant deadline.

Refund Information

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 to Mid-March for the spring semester.

Questions?

Questions about the above information? Reach out to Student Central! Student Central is also happy to help you file your FAFSA—stop by B325 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

We hope you are having a great semester!

February 21, 2018: The spring semester has started!

Students,
 
We are a month into the Spring 2018 Semester! We hope your classes are going well and you are using all of the wonderful resources BHCC has to offer. Have you started to think about your Summer and Fall 2018 Semesters? 
 
Financial Aid
 
Make sure you have filled out your 2018-2019 FAFSA!
  • Are you a returning applicant? Log in and make sure you remember your FSA ID!
  • Are you a first time applicant? Create an FSA ID now
 
Start meeting with your Academic Advisor in LifeMap to begin planning your summer and fall courses. You may be eligible for summer financial aid if you are interested in taking summer classes. Please log into SelfService by the second week of March to see if you qualify for summer aid. You can also stop by Student Central and we will let you know if you qualify. 
Make sure that you are attending classes to ensure that you making satisfactory progress.
 
Are you interested in other types of Financial Aid? BHCC offers a number of scholarships for both Full-time and Part-time students.  Learn more
 
Graduation
 
If you are completing your program requirements during the Spring 2018 semester, don’t forget to submit the Spring 2018 graduation application in SelfService. If you will complete your program requirements during the Summer 2018 semester, the Summer 2018 graduation application will be available in SelfService starting Tuesday, March 13. 
 
The Commencement Participation Deadline for spring and summer graduation applicants will be Saturday April 14. Visit the Graduation Web Page for more information.
 
Questions?
 
Questions about the above information? Reach out to Student Central! Student Central is also happy to help you file your FAFSA—stop by B325 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m

January 22, 2018: BHCC Student Central Newsletter - Welcome to Spring Semester 2018!

Welcome back! We’re so glad to have each and every one of you on campus this semester.

Now that you’ve got a week of classes under your belt, if you’re still planning to make updates to your schedule, please make sure you finalize any changes by 11:59 p.m. tonight (for regular spring classes – not including late-start and mini session courses). If you’re adding a class, make sure you catch up on any missed work and touch base with your faculty member. Review online schedule adjustment information and the College’s financial responsibility statement.

Have you thought about taking mini session courses this semester? Mini sessions allow you to finish a whole course in about eight weeks! Mini Session I starts January 29—check out the schedule of mini session courses offered on the Charlestown and Chelsea Campuses this semester and register through BHCCselfservice.

Be sure to refer to the online for answers to any of your questions, or feel free to email your questions to studentcentral@bhcc.mass.edu - we’re here to help!

Best wishes for a great semester.

January 12, 2018 BHCC Student Central Newsletter: The spring semester is almost here!

Students,

Spring semester is almost here!

If you have already registered, we look forward to seeing you in the Spring 2018 Semester! Make sure you log into selfservice to check your spring schedule.
If you are on a waitlist, please note that the waitlist will be dissolved today. You can still register for any available seat.

If you have not registered, registration is still open to all new and current students. You are able to register up until Jan 22! But don’t wait, register online today at BHCCselfservice to save your spot in your spring classes. Payment is due at the time of registration, but if you register now, your seat will be reserved until January 16. Get more details on payment deadlines on the Student Payment website.

Get a jump start on your Fall 2018 Financial Aid! Apply now for your fall 2018 financial aid package at fafsa.ed.gov now so you don’t have to worry about it later.

We’re also pleased to announce that the BHCC portal is now BHCCselfservice! Selfservice is your one-stop virtual destination for online student services related to your account. Log in to your account for customized student services at selfservice.bhcc.edu. The new and improved LifeMap is now available online at bhcc.edu/lifemap. Check out the new site today and view your LifeMap plan based on how many credits you’ve earned.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Add/Drop will end on January 22. That will be your last day to register for a class or drop a class you no longer want to take.
  • Waive your health insurance for the spring semester by February 15! This is only needed if you have not waived it in the Fall Semester.

Questions about your account? Send us an email at studentcentral@bhcc.mass.edu, Call us at 617.228.2370 or stop by our office in room B325!

December 5, 2017 BHCC Student Central Newsletter: Thinking ahead to spring semester

Students,

Fall semester is almost over already, which means spring semester is right around the corner! Registration is now open to all new and current students—you don’t need to wait for your fall grades to post before registering. Register online today at BHCCselfservice to save your spot in your spring classes and you’ll have until December 12 to pay.

Speaking of payment, you can get ahead for fall 2018 financial aid! Apply now for your fall 2018 financial aid package at www.fafsa.ed.gov now so you don’t have to worry about it later.

Upcoming Deadlines
If you need to withdraw from a Mini Session II course, the deadline is December 6. The deadline to withdraw from the College is December 7.

Questions about your account? Send us an email at studentcentral@bhcc.mass.edu or stop by our office in room B325!

November 9, 2017 BHCC Student Central Newsletter: Register for Spring Semester!

Students,

Are you ready to register for spring? Currently-enrolled students received an email on October 30 indicating their registration start date (between November 7-16). Log in to BHCCselfservice to plan your schedule, and complete your registration as soon as your start date arrives. Registering early can help ensure you save your seat in your class—register early and you’ll have until December 12 to make sure your account is paid.

Financial Aid
To make sure you receive notification of your award by the payment deadline, complete your financial aid file by December 1. If you’re enrolling in more than 9 credits for spring, remember that you will be automatically enrolled in the Student Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan—if you already have coverage, be sure to waive health insurance if you didn’t already do so this fall.

Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fees for spring courses will be $ 186 per credit hour. Additional fees apply to certain programs: some programs require an additional Special Cost Courses Fee of $50 per credit hour; certain music courses have an additional $375 fee per course; and a malpractice liability insurance fee of $15 may apply for some health courses. Visit bhcc.edu/tuition for more information on tuition and fees.

Upcoming Deadline: Last day to Withdraw
If you need to withdraw from a fall semester course (except for late-start or mini sessions), the deadline is November 17.

Questions about your account? Send us an email at studentcentral@bhcc.mass.edu or stop by our office in room E325!

October 10, 2017 Message - NOW OPEN! BHCC Student Central - on campus and online

Students,

We’re officially open! This morning, BHCC Student Central officially opens its doors in Room B325 on the Charlestown Campus. If you’re looking for Financial Aid, Student Payment or Registration, Student Central is now your one-stop student services center. We can’t wait to help you streamline your college success!

In addition to the physical opening, we are excited to announce the launch of Virtual Student Central, a section of the BHCC website where you can conduct many of your registration, financial aid and student payment transactions online, 24/7. As part of this launch, you’ll find the web pages related to these areas underneath the Student Central page on the BHCC website. Visit bhcc.edu/studentcentral to check it out.

We’re looking forward to your feedback! Let us know what you think at studentcentral@bhcc.mass.edu.

October 4, 2017 Message - BHCC Student Central – Opening October 10!

Students,

It’s almost here! Beginning Tuesday, October 10, BHCC Student Central will officially open in Room B325 on the Charlestown Campus. Student Central will serve as your one-stop student services center—visit Student Central for all of your registration, financial aid and student payment needs.

We’ll also be launching Virtual Student Central, where you can conduct many of your registration, financial aid and student payment transactions online, 24/7. You’ll be able to find a link to Student Central right on the home page at www.bhcc.edu.

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions to studentcentral@bhcc.mass.edu.

September 8, 2017 - Message - Welcome to Fall 2017!

Welcome back! We’re so glad to have each and every one of you back on campus this semester.

Now that you’ve got a week of classes under your belt, if you’re still planning to make updates to your schedule, please make sure you finalize any changes by Monday, September 11 at 11:59 p.m. (for regular fall classes – not including late-start and mini session courses). If you’re adding a class, make sure you catch up on any missed work and touch base with your faculty member. Review the schedule adjustment information online at bhcc.edu/registration.

Be sure to check out our revamped online Student Handbook at bhcc.edu/handbook – this year’s handbook is fully mobile-friendly so you can get answers to your questions from any device. You can also feel free to email your questions to studentcentral@bhcc.mass.edu - we’re here to help!

Best wishes for a great semester.

August 4, 2017 - Message - Bill Due Date

Students,

You’ve registered for courses - now make sure to lock them in!

Payment for Fall 2017 courses is due Monday, August 7.
· Make sure you’ve paid in full, set up a payment plan or are fully covered by financial aid.
· If you have registered for 9 or more credits, you will be enrolled in and charged for the College’s Health Insurance Plan. If you are covered by a comparable health insurance plan, make sure to waive the College’s Health Insurance Plan by October 5. bhcc.edu/healthinsurance

Starting Tuesday, August 8, students who have not yet paid for Fall 2017 will be automatically dropped from all courses on a weekly basis. You worked hard to build the perfect schedule, so don’t lose your spot!

Remember, you can still register for fall classes through the month of August, but payment will be due at the time of registration.

Classes for the fall semester begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. To make a payment or for more information on student payment methods, visit bhcc.edu/studentpayment

And, just a reminder—the Academic Records and Admission & Registration offices have temporarily moved to the A300 lobby while we work on building the future home of Student Central!

We look forward to seeing you soon.

July 13, 2017 - Message

If you’ve been to the Charlestown Campus lately, you’ll notice that we’re gearing up for construction for the new Student Central – a one-stop location for student services like financial aid, student payment and academic records. Admissions and Enrollment Services and Academic Records have temporarily relocated to the A300 Lobby and Art Gallery until the end of the add/drop period this fall. Stop by and check out the temporary space!

Looking to take a course this summer? You still have two more days until the registration deadline for Summer Session II! The registration deadline is July 15, and classes run from July 17 – August 25. Find all the info you need at bhcc.edu/summer.

Finally, one important reminder about financial aid—the next financial aid priority deadline is coming up! Make sure your financial aid file is complete by July 21 to ensure you’re notified of your financial aid award by the fall bill due date. bhcc.edu/financialaid

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at studentcentral@bhcc.mass.edu.

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.