Step 3: Review and Accept Award
Once you have satisfied all requirements, the next step is to review and accept your award. While you are waiting for your award to be processed, you might want to learn about how award amounts are determined.
How to review and accept your award
Watch for notifications
You will receive a PCC email when your award is ready. To review your award, click the award link in your Financial Aid Dashboard in MyPCC.
Look at the terms and conditions tab
Look at the award offer tab
The amounts you see are calculated based on full time enrollment (12 credits per term). You'll want to review and adjust award amounts. Accept funds in the following order:
- Grants. The college accepts grants for you. Grants do not have to be repaid.
- Work Study. Work study is money earned through part-time work. Saying yes to work study is a better alternative than incurring loan debt.
- Loans. Accept loans after grants and work study. Accept subsidized loans first, then accept unsubsidized. Take only what you need for your education.
Make sure that you have not left any award amounts undecided. Hit submit.
Taking out a student loan?
If you are taking out student loans, you may need to take additional steps - see financial aid loans.
When will your award be ready to review?
If you met the deadlines below for the submitting the FAFSA and satisfying requirements, your award will be ready at the date shown below.
|Term you plan to start||2012-13 FAFSA submitted by||Requirements satisfied by||Award ready|
|Winter 2013||July 15, 2012||September 1, 2012||January 1, 2013|
|Spring 2013||October 15, 2012||January 1, 2013||March 1, 2013|
|Term you plan to start||2013-14 FAFSA submitted by||Requirements satisfied by||Award ready|
|Summer 2013||February 15, 2013||April 15, 2013||June 1, 2013|
|Fall 2013||April 15, 2013||July 1, 2013||September 1, 2013|
|Winter 2014||July 15, 2013||September 1, 2013||December 1, 2013|
|Spring 2014||October 15, 2013||January 1, 2014||March 1, 2014|
How to print your award letter
To view or print your award, use the link on the award tab of your Financial Aid Dashboard.
After accepting your award
After you complete all the steps above, you are ready to go to Step 4 - Receive Your Funds!