STEP 1Apply for admission to PCC. Remember, financial aid cannot be awarded until you are approved for admission and official high school/equivalency transcript has been received.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Don’t forget to add PCC’s school code: 009646
- Students may begin completing the FAFSA on October 1 each year
Once your FAFSA has been processed by the Department of Education, you will receive a Student Aid Report, by mail or by e-mail if the e-mail address is provided. The Student Aid Report indicates the students and/or parent ability to assist with payment of education cost. This numerical value is called the EFC (Expected Family Contribution). Your FAFSA application will then be forwarded to PCC for processing.
When the Financial Aid Office receives a copy of your FAFSA from the U.S. Department of Education, a letter will be sent to you requesting documents needed to complete your file. Once all documents are received, your financial aid file will be reviewed for a possible award.
If it is determined that you are eligible for aid, you will receive a financial aid award letter from PCC. Please read the 20/21 Award Letter Notification.
- We recommend students seeking financial aid assistance to cover educational expenses to complete the FAFSA process prior to registration
Financial Aid Verification
If you are selected for verification, do not assume you are being accused of doing anything wrong. Some people are selected at random and some schools verify all students’ FAFSA forms. All you need to do is provide the requested documentation and be sure to do so by the deadline or you may lose financial aid eligibility.