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 will get an email about MyRefunds.
Select refund method
Whether or not you're expecting a refund, you need to select a refund method. If you don't select a refund method, your money will be delayed by up to two weeks.
- Log in to the MyPCC Paying for College tab.
- Click MyRefunds in the Financial Aid channel.
For details, visit the MyRefunds page. To get your refund on time, select your method by these deadlines:
Refund method Deadline to sign up Direct deposit first day of the term Sallie Mae No-Fee Student Checking Account the Friday before the term starts
Wait for disbursement
Funds are credited to your college account according to the disbursement schedule below. View your college account on the MyPCC Paying for College tab.
Get your money
If you have signed up for MyRefunds, you will get an email when your refund has been delivered. Your refund will be available to you within 1 to 2 business days.
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 25||October 24||February 6||May 1|
|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 2||November 5||February 14||May 9|
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 different 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 were enrolled for fewer than 12 credits at the time your funds were 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.