421 Bush RIver Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29210, unit 98, USA

1650 Russell Street Orangeburg SC 29115

Financial Aid



Financial Aid

Our campus is approved by the United States Department of Education to offer Federal financial aid to those who qualify.

Below are steps to assist you in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Please note this is a thorough process and more information is available online at If you are having trouble please do not hesitate to contact our financial aid department at  (803)937-5730

We will assist you in any way that we can.

Step 1

To Apply/Obtain FSA ID

  • You must apply for an FSA ID if you have not already done so. This is your electronic signature that you will need throughout the Federal Student Aid process.

  • If you are a dependent student, you and your parent must sign up for separate FSA IDs because the FAFSA will require both signatures. Federal guidelines will determine a student’s dependency status.

  • If you already have an FSA ID and have completed the 2022-2023 FAFSA but did not list our institution as a recipient:

    • Go to

    • Click on ‘Make Corrections to Processed FAFSA’

    • Add Barber Tech Academy school code – 042435

  • If you have an FSA ID but did not complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA, go to and follow the directions to complete the application online.

  • Please keep your FSA ID and password secure and handy as you will need this information through the federal financial aid process.

Step 2


  • Go to

  • If you are starting a new FAFSA, click on ‘Start a New FAFSA’. If you have begun filling out the application, click on the ‘’Login” button for returning users.

  • Follow the directions throughout the application to ensure it is completed properly.

  • Some documents that will be needed for completion are:

    • Previous year tax returns, if filed

    • Parents’ previous year tax returns (if dependent student)

    • FSA ID and password, parent’s FSA ID and password (for dependent student)

    • Valid email address

  • Be sure to complete the entire application and enter our school code-042435. Once the application is completed and signed, take a deep breath! Our financial aid office will take it from there.

Step 3

Interview with Our Financial Aid Office

  • Once we receive your FAFSA, a representative of our financial aid team will contact you to complete this process.

  • If there are any questions feel free to contact a member of our financial aid team at 803-937-5730.

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Agency State Approving Agency has approved our institution to offer Veterans Education and Training, the “GI Bill®”

To apply for Veteran Education Benefits:

  • Go to apply online.

  • Be sure to add Barber Tech Academy as the school to receive educational benefits. Our facility code is 2-8-0801-40.

  • Once you have applied, notify an SCO certifying official at the financial aid office in order to complete the process.

There are other sources of aid available for students who qualify.

Other Financial Aid Available:

  • South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) for Veterans (Chapter 31)

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