Step 3: Review and accept award
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 in MyPCC 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? Check out the step-by-step guide to accepting your award.
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 dates for the FAFSA and submitting documents, your award will be ready by the date shown.
|Term you plan to start||2014-15 FAFSA submitted by||Documents submitted by||Award ready by|
|Spring 2015||October 15, 2014||January 1, 2015||March 1, 2015|
|Term you plan to start||2015-16 FAFSA submitted by||Documents submitted by||Award ready by|
|Summer 2015||February 15, 2015||April 15, 2015||June 2, 2015|
|Fall 2015||April 15, 2015||July 1, 2015||September 1, 2015|
|Winter 2016||July 15, 2015||September 1, 2015||December 1, 2015|
|Spring 2016||October 15, 2015||January 1, 2016||March 1, 2016|
Awards for fall, winter, and spring are often sent out earlier than the dates listed above - check your email daily!
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!