ROOTS students are required to take three
classes. The classes are
free for our
and are taken during
year with the program. Some
of the topics discussed
in the classes include
styles, organizational skills, time management, degree planning, and financial literacy. These
classes help students create
a solid foundation for their educational success.
class is two credits and meets one time per week.
ROOTS Advisors play a very important role in our program, helping students to create an individualized academic plan. Whether students are seeking a certificate, a two-year degree or a transfer degree, this plan helps students determine what classes need to be taken in order to reach their goals. Each term students meet with their Advisor at least twice to plan and register for classes, update their academic plan, or to just check in and chat. The ROOTS Advisors are here to support students, refer students to other services within PCC and throughout the community, and to highlight opportunities for success.
Financial Aid can be a very important component to many students' success while attending school. Financial aid helps some students pay for school with grants, loans, work-study or some combination of these funding sources. The ROOTS Program is dedicated to helping students receive the fullest financial aid package available and to having that package include the least amount of loans possible. Because the financial aid process can be overwhelming and sometimes confusing, the ROOTS Program has enlisted the help of a Financial Aid Advisor. See the information and links about the FAFSA, PCC financial aid deadlines and information, financial aid disqualification and more below. Please remember that the ROOTS staff are available to help answer any questions about the financial aid process.
- PCC Financial Aid website
- Deadlines for paying your PCC bill
- Academic Progress Standards for Financial Aid
- Link to the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
- FinAid - a free, comprehensive, independent and objective guide to student financial aid
PCC also has a variety of scholarship opportunities available for students.