Step 3: Review and accept award
How to accept your award
Depending on the award type, your steps are a little different:
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
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.
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 plan to start||Application submitted by||Documents submitted by||Award ready by|
|Spring 2023||Jan 1, 2023||February 3, 2023||March 2, 2023|
|Summer 2023||Feb 15, 2023||May 15, 2023||June 2, 2023|
|Fall 2023||Apr 15, 2023||July 1, 2023||September 1, 2023|
|Winter 2024||Oct 15, 2023||November 15, 2023||December 15, 2023|
|Spring 2024||Jan 1, 2024||February 1, 2024||March 1, 2024|
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!
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!