Step 4: Receive your funds
Once you've completed Step 3 - Review and Accept Award, follow these steps to receive your funds.
Bookstore charging: You don't have to wait until disbursement to buy your books. If you authorized bookstore charges on your award letter, then you may be able to charge textbooks at the bookstore.
How to get your money
Watch your PCC email
Soon after you accept your award, you'll get an email about MyRefunds.
Set up your refund method
All financial aid students need to choose a refund method. If you don't, your money will be delayed by up to two weeks.
Wait for disbursement
Funds are credited to your student account according to the disbursement schedule below. You can view your student account on the MyPCC Paying for College tab.
Get your money
If you're getting more money than you owe in tuition and fees, you'll receive a refund. Your refund will be delivered to your account within 1 to 3 business days. You'll get an email when your refund has been delivered.
Different funds are disbursed at different times. Find your fund below to see when it will be disbursed.
|Type of fund||Summer
|Work Study||funds are disbursed in paychecks throughout the term|
|Grants||July 3||October 2||January 15||April 9|
|Direct Loan, 1st-time borrower
Disbursement for 1st-time borrowers is delayed 30 days.
|July 24||October 23||February 5||April 30|
|Direct one-term Loan, 2nd disbursement
One-term loans are distributed in two disbursements.
The 2nd disbursement is the mid-point in the term.
|August 1||November 4||February 13||May 8|
What if the amount disbursed doesn't cover all your charges?
Any costs not covered by financial aid must be paid by you. See ways to pay.
Note: the amount disbursed may be less than the amount in your award letter
The amounts shown in your award letter are based on full-time enrollment (12 credits per term). If you are enrolled for fewer than 12 credits when your funds are disbursed, your award amounts might have been adjusted. If you have questions about your award amounts, contact the financial aid office.
After you receive your funds...
After you get your funds, make sure you keep your funds: learn more at Step 5 - Maintain Eligibility.