Once you have completed Step 2 - Submit documents, the next step is to accept your award. While you are waiting for your award to process, you can learn how award amounts are determined.
How to accept your award
Watch your dashboard
You will receive a PCC email when your award is ready. To see your award, go to your Financial Aid Dashboard on the MyPCC Paying for College tab and click Accept or decline your award.
Accept terms and conditions
In your award letter, read the Terms and Conditions tab, then click Accept. If you want to use financial aid at the bookstore, then check the box for Yes next to Authorization to Deduct Charges.
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. Limited gift aid that doesn't have to be repaid. The college accepts grants for you.
- 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 unsubsidized. Loans are limited and must be repaid, so take only what you need for your education.
Make sure that you have not left any award amounts undecided. Click Submit.
Need more help? See the step-by-step guide to accepting your award.
Review terms and conditions
Review the Terms and Conditions of financial aid.
View your award
Go to the MyPCC Paying for College tab. Under Financial aid links, click Award History.
Taking out a student loan?
If you're taking out a loan, you may need to take additional steps: see financial aid loans.
When will your award be ready to review?
If you met the dates for submitting the application and documents, your award will be sent by the dates below.
|Term you're starting||Application submitted by||Documents submitted by||Award ready by|
|Summer 2022||Feb 15, 2022||May 16, 2022||Jun 1, 2022*|
|Fall 2022||Apr 15, 2022||Jul 1, 2022||Sep 1, 2022*|
|Winter 2023||Oct 15, 2022||Nov 15, 2022||Dec 16, 2022|
|Spring 2023||Jan 1, 2023||Feb 3, 2023||Mar 2, 2023|
*ORSAA students do not qualify for summer financial aid and can expect to receive their award before payment is due for fall term.
Awards for fall, winter, and spring are often sent out earlier than the dates above - check your email daily!
Print your award from your dashboard
View or print your award
To view or print your award letter, use the link on the award tab of your Financial Aid Dashboard.
After you accept
After you complete all the steps above, you are ready to go to Step 4 - Receive Your Funds!