Financial Aid

Learn about financing your education

  • Managing your financial aid
  • Students Guide to Money
  • Have questions?  Financial Aid Q and A videos
  • Financial Aid Dashboard

College can be expensive, but there are funds available to help with college costs, including tuition, books, and living expenses. We will walk you through the process of receiving financial aid, starting with filling out the application and ending with how to manage your financial aid over the course of your college career.

Steps to receiving financial aid

fafsa icon 1) Apply
Financial aid for college is available through the Department of Education. Apply at fafsa.gov.
submit documents icon 2) Submit documents
After the FAFSA, the PCC Financial Aid Office will request additional information from you. Go to your MyPCC Financial Aid Dashboard and look for red flags.
award icon 3) Review and accept award
We will send you an email when your award is ready. The link to your award will appear in your MyPCC Financial Aid Dashboard.
funds icon 4) Receive your funds
After accepting your award, you must select a refund preference in the MyPCC Paying for College tab. Learn how to get your refund, charge textbooks, and get a work study position.
academic progress icon 5) Maintain eligibility
Financial aid eligibility requires students to maintain good academic standing. You can lose your aid - or even be required to give it back! You will be notified of changes to your eligibility in your PCC email and in your Financial Aid Dashboard.

Financial aid and veterans benefits

If you are a veteran, you can and should apply for financial aid in addition to veterans benefits. Apply for financial aid by following the steps above, and apply for veterans benefits by following the steps on the Veterans Services website.

Financial aid and scholarships

If you are thinking about applying for financial aid, you should also consider applying for scholarships. There are thousands of scholarships available for all kinds of students, from all kinds of organizations. Read more about finding and applying for scholarships.

Financial aid tools

The Federal Net Price Calculator provides an estimate of college costs and financial aid assistance. Check out the Gainful Employment Disclosures to see how your educational program will lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

Contact information

See how to contact the PCC Financial Aid Office.